This i believe...
I believe that every student wants to feel valued and have fun in the classroom. I believe that students enjoy writing about things they are curious about or interested in. I believe that every student is capable of capturing their creative passion and pursuing it through spoken and written forms. I want to instill in my students a self-found confidence in who they are. I want them to feel comfortable challenging mainstream ideas, but I want them to know how to do so effectively. I also want them tot feel comfortable in taking chances and exploring issues that they are interested in. Most importantly, I don't want to only equip them with these skills and desires, but I also want to push them to action. I want my students to apply their knowledge and passions to the community and the world around them.
...There is no job with greater responsibility to mold the learning, social skills, confidence, and critical thinking skills of our children. To be an effective teacher, we must teach the whole child. By this, I mean that teachers have to address the emotional, physical, physiological, and intellectual parts of a child. Being a teacher is more than just pouring the content knowledge into the heads of students so that they can pass a test. Teaching is modeling how to be an effective participant in society by questioning and thinking critically about the systems around you. It is a teacher’s responsibility to assist each of their students in becoming all that they are capable of. In order to do this, teachers must take the time to get to know each of their students on a personal level and care about them as individuals.
...Teaching is valuing diversity and preparing students to engage with the communities they live in. The classroom is not only a place to gain knowledge, but it is also a place to learn how to live and how to reach your full potential.