Passionate, caring teachers... maybe some of the luster and significance of these adjectives is lost in the broad world of cliche language that well-meaning people use to describe the art and science of teaching.
Could it be that things become cliche for a good reason?
Ideas that endure do so because they make sense. If the fact they endure makes them cliche, I can live with that.
When it comes to passion and care in teaching, I simply cannot think of any elements that would be considered more foundational and true... essential.
I am a passionate and caring teacher. The work I do is entirely on behalf of my students.
I make no apology for the language I choose to represent that.