Belief Statements:
  • All future generations pass through us as teachers, and it is our responsibility to teach them what they need to know not only about the subject matter, but also about life.

        No learning is possible unless there is respect from the student to the teacher and respect from the teacher to the student.  When this occurs, understanding of each other is formed and learning can be focused on.


        Every student needs cared for every day, because on any given day you might be the only one in their life that cares for them.


        The easiest and best way to deal with behavior problems is to prevent their occurrence.  This is done through the effective use of procedures, effective communication between the teacher and student, and effective reinforcement when the behavior is done correctly.


        It is the teacherís role to help the students make good choices all day.


        All students have strengths that need to be recognized by the teacher.  It is the teacherís job to inspire each student in learning experiences every day by focusing on every studentís strengths.  When this happens every student will enjoy learning and will wake up excited to come to school because it is there that they are recognized for what they do right and not what they do wrong.   






To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children;
to earn the appreciation of honest critics
and endure the betrayal of false friends;
to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others;
to leave the world a bit better,
whether by a healthy child,
a garden patch
or a redeemed social condition;
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.


-Ralph Waldo Emerson


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