I believe that all students can learn, achieve, and succeed.
I believe in creating an inviting classroom environment that promotes respect, honesty, safety, responsibility, participation, trust, and risk tasking.
I believe in building a strong community of learners.
I believe that that it is my responsibility to utilize different teaching strategies in an effort to reach all learners.
I believe that students should be actively engaged in their own learning.
I believe that I have an obligation to motivate my students by showing them that I’m excited to be learning.
I believe that teachers should set and communicate high expectations to all of their students.
I believe that the more school and family are joined as partners, the greater the children’s chances are for success.
I believe that it is important to be fair and consistent. Fair does not mean equal.
I believe in creating a task-oriented and predictable environment.
I believe that classroom management is of utmost importance to the learning process.
I believe that lessons should be based on the ideas, needs, interests, and questions of my students.
I believe in praising my students for their efforts!
I believe that learning should be enjoyable, rewarding, and meaningful.
I believe that it is important to model how to negotiate and problem solve.
I believe in creating lifelong learners.
I believe that is important that students know that it is okay to make mistakes.
I believe in smiling!