New (School) Year Resolutions Part 4

As students and teachers return to the classroom for the 2014-15 academic year, Teach Plus teachers across the nation reflect on their goals and aspirations in a series of New (School) Year Resolutions.

Pam Chirichigno
Teach Plus Teaching Policy Fellowship alum, LA

Create and maintain a holistic classroom environment
I resolve to reach every child in my classroom and to aid him or her to feel like they can achieve anything! I will have a student centered classroom that not only keeps each student accountable to rigorous standards, but persists in meeting their social-emotional needs.
Our classroom is a safe community where no child ever feels isolated or alone. We all feel free to reach our maximum potential while taking on responsible citizenship by making our classroom, school and community better places. We welcome parents and community members who will help us on this journey!