If we care about literature and love to read, we are more likely to foster a love of reading in our students. Teachers who are inquirers themselves will provoke curiosity in their learners. If we are thinkers ourselves, we can more effectively build a culture of thinking in our classes.
I think if teachers love to learn, they instil a love of learning in their students, without even trying.
Do you think you need to love learning to be a teacher?