~ All students can and will learn in an environment that fosters growth.
~ The Minnesota State Standards do matter.
~ Each child is a unique individual who needs a secure, caring, and stimulating atmosphere.
~ Students will have the opportunity to mature emotionally, intellectually, and socially.
~ Students need guidance and support in achieving his or her PERSONAL best.
~ Each student learns differently and at his or her own pace, differentiation is key.
~ All students deserve respect and kindness.
~ Patience is a must.
~ Listening is equally important for students, as well as the teacher.
~ We must celebrate successes no matter how small they may seem.
~ Laughter is a good thing!
~ Teaching is an awesome responsibility!