I believe that as a teacher, it is my responsibility to motivate and enhance my students' desire to learn by the classroom environment I create for each individual. I focus on how my students perform in the classroom, as well as the progress each student is making individually. Education should be as individualized as possible, as we all learn in our own distinct style and at our own pace. As a teacher, I do not look at students as having weaknesses, but strengths. Therefore, differences will not be discouraged, but encouraged and utilized so we find our own strengths and are guided by those. It is my philosophy that activities that promote socialization through collaborative learning and differentiated instruction, improve communication, cooperative skills, and encourage students to teach and help each other. This also allows them to listen to and accept the ideas of others, while experiencing different learning styles. This teaches lifelong social skills that are necessary in every aspect of life.
As a professional educator, I have such an awesome responsibility in influencing how my students view education. I would like my students to look back at high school as a time that they enjoyed and learned many valuable lessons in and outside the classroom. Therefore, it is my hope that as their teacher, I would make a life-long impact and impression on them and the ways they will forever view education and learning.