After a particularly tough class, Tony became so distraught that he broke down into tears. With cameras rolling, Tony began to doubt himself. "I'm sorry; I'm so embarrassed," he said. "I just wonder if I can even do this."

Tony says those low moments came when he felt like he had failed his students. "You feel like if you don't engage them, if you look over and see a kid bored, a kid with his head down, you get crazy. It breaks your heart," Tony says. "I cried a lot. They made me cry, I don't know—because I loved them, I guess."


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