Honesty and respect are important within a classroom environment. I am more than willing to share my work, responsibility and authority with my students. By promoting an open environment, students are more willing to share their experiences and learn from one another as well as their instructor. I encourage all my students to work together to construct meaning with me; this builds confidence in my students. Students are individuals and they learn through diverse means. I truly value writing across the curriculum and combining assorted disciplines to enrich the understanding of a specific idea.