The foundation for this learning starts within the walls of the classroom community, spreads to the larger school community, their homes and ultimately spreads to the greater community as well. Students not only need to be publicly recognized for their achievements socially, emotionally and academically, but need to internalize this achievement as well. The ideal way to make this happen is to cultivate a caring, nurturing and supportive classroom community. Students who recognize their own successes become empowered successful learners. I want my students to feel safe in the classroom. I want the children to know that in our classroom everyone has a right to learn. Students have different learning styles and I will incorporate them into the lessons. I want students to believe in themselves. I want students to take risks and know that it’s okay if a task is challenging. I want students to persevere. I want my students to know that at the end of the day, they should be proud of their hard work.