I believe that every student has the ability to expand their minds and learn new things on a daily basis. Regardless if the learning takes place inside or outside of the classroom, we as individuals should strive to learn something new every day. I believe that it is my responsibility as a teacher to teach my students more than my own subject matter. Teaching students the value of responsibility, hard work and making academic arguments allows the students to learn and experience challenges they will face the rest of their lives. My role as an educator is to provide academic challenges that will allow all to become risk takers.
When students enter the classroom they should feel they are in a safe, thought provoking environment. I will provide this type of environment in my classroom by using a variety of interactive teaching styles that both the students and I are engaged and learn from one another. Teachers should be open to student’s questions and students should be encouraged to ask as many questions as they please.
I also believe that the teaching of my students doesn’t end when they leave my class. I encourage open communication between myself and my students during and after their time with me and will be available to help them in any way I can. It is my firm belief that educators should help their students to become successful individuals and good citizens.