I teach because I love to learn and it is through learning and knowledge that we can empower and create the world in which we’d like to live. It is my hope that my students will have the courage to put their dreams first and to become active members in their communities. I like to learn new teaching strategies that will excite and engage my students, but also benefit them when they head off to high school and into their careers. My students are just as much teachers as I am and every child has something important to bring to the table. I love to be the facilitator in the room and let my students take the reigns. As a technology teacher I try to promote exploration, creativity, discovery and collaboration. Those moments are our “light bulb” moments.