I believe learning is a journey that is unique to every student. Learning is a mutual discovery that occurs in a safe and trusting environment. Every student who enters the classroom should be comfortable and feel safe. I believe that positive reinforcement is extremely effective in encouraging students’ good behavior. I will teach students acceptable behavior and focus on what is right, rather than what is wrong. I believe in treating all students fairly and realize that every child differs in his or her ability. Many discipline problems can be avoided by having an organized classroom. I believe having a concrete set of rules and an engaging curriculum can help prevent classroom distractions. Students need to be engaged and enjoy being a part of the class. Without an organized and well-managed classroom, learning will be nearly impossible. I obtained my B.S. degree in government from TWU in 2007 and have minors in criminal justice, business, and history. Currently, I am working on my Master's degree in Teaching from TWU. I will take my esl/ec-6 generalist test in August and hope to obtain additional certifications down the road. I have taught pre-k for the past seven years. In addition to teaching pre-k, I have been a substitute teacher for kindergarten through eighth grade.