I believe that I can make a significant impact in the lives of the young adults I teach. I have a responsibility for the education of all students in my class and strive to utilize teaching methods that make a positive impact on their learning. Teachers who challenge students to learn and grow, as well as maintain an understanding for their perspective, become significant people in the lives of their students. That is what I strive to do. Through personal education, development, application and consideration of the learning environment I will accomplish my goal. By maintaining empathy and respect for others, incorporating activities for all learners, preserving an environment free from unreasonable distractions, and providing opportunities for reflection on learning, I will help my students to become successful, lifelong learners. I will help students learn the importance of the study of life and physical science. Through problem solving and the application of their knowledge to real-world situations, students will be successful. Because each student is unique, I implement multiple teaching strategies to appeal to a wide variety of learners. Through the use of inquiry-based methods, students are allowed the opportunity to apply what they learn to practical problems with direct impact upon their lives. I also recognize the significance of the construction of knowledge. It is important for students to be able to teach themselves and to adapt their knowledge to master any situation they may face in their future of learning. By incorporating constructive techniques into the curriculum, students will become self-sufficient in learning. Students who are taught how to take responsibility for their own learning become very productive adults. Finally, I understand the importance of teacher involvement in and around the school and the impacts of my actions within the community. My desire to improve myself and my teaching is intensified each time I step into the classroom. I aspire to enhance student learning by improving activities, by changing my practices to fit the needs of the students, and by trying new techniques. I will be a model for my students by questioning and learning from others, being inquisitive about the effects of my teaching, being willing to change and grow, and being responsible for achieving my own goals. I will continually work to improve my teaching practices to fulfill the multiple roles of a teacher to the best of my ability.