3rd & 4th Grade Educator
I want my students to know I push them very hard and set
high expectations, because I believe they can attain it. I know from experience, if the bar is set high, you will be surprised how persistent you become while pursuing your goals. I believe respect begets respect. Therefore, I demonstrate a caring, approachable, but firm disposition in the classroom. I believe in speaking kindly and calmly, even in the most stressful of situations, shows respect. I also believe that children need to witness adults apologizing. Making mistakes shows we are trying. We learn and grow from mistakes, but not apologizing when you are wrong, especially to children, can cause irreparable damage. I am very authentic around my students, joking and acting like my sarcastic self. I expect the same genuine behavior from them. I want them to feel 100% comfortable enough to just be themselves.