I love having the ability to make a teacher's work feel a little easier, whether it is connecting them with professional development, communicating with families, working with students, or sharing words of encouragement.
I hope that through exploring characters from other times, lands, life experiences, etc. students will gain a visceral sense of understanding so that they can empathize with all people.
My colleagues are caring. Many of them care deeply, and I feel a kinship like nothing I’ve felt in the workplace before.
The fellowship among my colleagues not only helps elevate my own teaching, but also makes me feel like a part of the community.
On a regular basis I learn about the power of forgiveness from the students. Children can be deeply disappointed with someone but they can also be resilient and quickly remember why they love that person.
I want all my students to understand that it is okay to fail. I want them to be able to push through difficult problems and feel a huge sense of accomplishment and pride when they’re finished.
Every time I see students having conversations in the target language just because it's fun and useful, it is very rewarding to me, professionally and personally.
I love that my colleagues and I all have the same mission: to help the Packer community through the use of technology.