One of the things I love seeing is progression in people. As long as you're "falling forward" as my old boss would say, things will be okay. And on that note, I love reading about the successes and progress of the photographers that have come to my workshop. The ones that have been approved by modeling agencies after coming to my workshop, the ones that are creating incredible and powerful images after a lighting course, or even the ones that simply feel like they're on another level after doing a workshop.
It's these little things that validate my role as an educator. I love seeing your new work. I love knowing that I made a difference large or small. So feel free to show off your new images! :)