Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.
It takes a great deal of courage to be a brave teacher these days. It is so difficult to be judged every day by impossible standards--to be devalued by society--to interpret the nonstop changes to standards and policies and that doesn't even begin the challenge of teaching all students every day, regardless of what happens during the other 17.5 hours of their lives each day.
So, dear Brave Teacher, what are you doing that propels you above the fear with purpose? What gets you out of bed every day? What keeps you going when you feel the overwhelm and fear seeping in? Please comment and support your collegues!