As an educator, I believe that every child is unique and brings many special gifts and talents to our classroom. It important that each child be respected for how they learn best and that they receive the kind of instruction that is best for that individual child. I encourage children to reach their full potential by using best practices in the classroom with my teaching style. Students are encouraged to read books at school and in the home always. I want all students to be passionate about reading for fun and for the enjoyment that it can brings. I also believe that learning needs to be a hands-on experience. For this reason, I offer opportunities to learn through project based learning. All of these practices lead to a classroom environment that is accepting of all and inclusive of all learners.