When it comes to applying my values into teaching, I focus on achieving success by integrating self-discipline, work ethic and honesty. First and foremost, honesty takes a very high priority in my classroom along with respect. I do not tolerate poor academic integrity or cheating, nor do I tolerate students treating either myself or others with disrespect. Those behaviors are not welcome in my classroom because they prohibit student learning. Self-discipline ties into respect in my classroom because I feel that students should be able to control their behavior throughout my class and know when to act a certain way. Work ethic is also incorporated into my teaching philosophy. I feel that if I am putting one hundred percent effort into creating lessons to teach to the students, that the students should undoubtedly return the same effort. I also feel that students learn most effectively when their effort is maximized, which is why I always stress the importance of providing their best effort at all times in my classroom and beyond. Being able to effectively provide knowledge to students is a process that I take great pride in holding. By utilizing self-discipline, work ethic and honesty in my classroom not only by myself, but collectively with the students, parents, community, etc., then being able to help educate the upcoming youth will undoubtedly flow with much more efficiency, and create the best opportunity for children to utilize those values for the rest of their lifetime.