I Believe…

  • To build a safe environment so students can express themselves in a clear and effective way
  • I need to encourage learning in different ways rather than just one way
  • I need to accept the fact that I’m not perfect and that I will make mistakes
  • That teachers should be open to being inclusive teachers
  • That everyone deserves the right to pursue education on any level
  • I provide an inviting atmosphere so that anyone who enters my classroom will feel comfortable
  • That students needs should be met in the classroom
  • That learning is a lifelong process and learning something doesn’t occur overnight
  • That I need to get to know my students and who they are in order to be an effective teacher
  • That both students and teachers have the opportunity to learn from each other
  • Social aspects of the classroom are as equally impotent as intellectual
  • To recognize and respect treaty education in all of our classrooms
  • Teachers should do their best to avoid segregation in classrooms
  • Teachers must understand and appreciate students’ learning and developmental needs
  • We need to allow kids to learn both inside of school, but also from outside experiences

“Do or do not, there is no try” Yoda