What Makes a Parent Love a Teacher - terrific post by Jennifer of Cult of Pedagogy about the importance of getting to know your students and some tips doing that. More importantly, create positive connections with your students.
New York Traffic example - Out of the 38 cars in this pic, 20 are taxis! Has anyone thought what an impact this has on the traffic jams and air pollution in a city? (I live in Madrid, Spain and I can tell you the ratio of taxis is the same)