I believe in the importance of fostering lifelong learners through embracing curiosity and the wonders of the world. I wish to give students opportunities for exploration and risk taking, as well as opportunities to ask questions and pursue answers in their quest for knowledge. Every student has unique talents that must be acknowledged, nurtured, and encouraged. I support an incremental view of intelligence, which proposes that ability is controllable. Effort equates intelligence. Consequently, it is essential to teach students to understand how they learn and what strategies benefit them as unique learners. In turn, teaching students to take accountability for their learning will aid in the acquisition of skills necessary to be successful and happy members of society.