I believe students have an inherent thirst for knowledge and it is the teachers job to quench that thirst.  Students need the opportunity to become the most productive members of society they have the potential to be.  By creating a safe environment where students feel comfortable expressing their opnions, beliefs, and ideas, then the stage is set for higher learning to take place.  I also believe in the power of choice.  Every human being has choice in their life and it is up to them to make choices that effect the outcome of their life.  Students possess unlimited potential for growth and development, by giving them the tools and support they need they will strive to be all that they can be.