I've taught since 1997, before that I had 10 years experience working with all ages in the mental health field. I have a son in college and a daughter in high school. My philosophy is: team with students to learn about ways of improving in the areas responsibility, organization and academics.
Every year is a bit like a puzzle at the beginning of the year. Students and teachers learn how things will fit together. Schedules, learning, and relating to others. It's an exciting and nervous time.