I strive to build a positive classroom climate and relationships with my students while showing them that learning is a lifelong endeavor by helping them to engage a growth mindset. In addition to the academic areas, I spend time intentionally teaching non-cognitive skills which support learning and growth. I believe it is important to challenge students to be thoughtful, collaborative, engaged learners. I seek out new strategies myself to keep my approaches fresh and meaningful. Learning is exciting, and no two years in my classroom look the same!