I believe that my role as a teacher is to meet my students on their level, and find a respectful way to promote learning and critical thinking for all students.
I believe in teaching to the whole child through a variety of instructional strategies.
I believe in creating a safe and caring classroom community where both students and teachers take risks to enhance learning.
I believe in creating a collaborative learning environment between the students and myself.
I believe in holistic and natural assessment and evaluation.
I believe in the differentiated classroom: one size does not fit all.
I believe in success for all students and celebration of achievements.
I believe in the adapative dimension, and having the right and responsibility to adapt the curriculum to meet the needs of all learners.
I believe in inquiry-based learning, where the teacher acts as a facilitator of knowledge and students are constructivists.
I believe in the importance of the process as well as the product.
I believe in using technology in a variety of ways in the classroom to enhance instruction and meet the needs of a generation of digital learners.
I believe in the value of equity, not equality.
I believe in place-based education to develop student’s sense of self, community and place.
I believe in guiding students to be independent lifelong learners and engaged citizens.
I believe in teaching for social justice and social change.
I believe in the importance of movement in my classroom.
I believe in the value of play at all ages.
I believe in collaborating and sharing with teachers and learners around the world through the use of technology.
I believe in my students.