If you were to walk by my classroom chances are you would see me in a circle with my students or sitting on my desk. It is my belief that students have to make connections on their own, ask big questions and listen to ideas. I listen too. The material, my questions and my presence as the leader are subtle at times. This allows students to come to conclusions on their own and truly “own” their educational experience. My number one priority as a teacher is to create a community. Community is so important in a history class because history has no black and white answers. History is meant to be discussed, debated and questioned. I strive to create a community where everyone has the opportunity to connect to each other, as well as the opportunity, the responsibility, to share and be heard—and to listen.