My educational philosophy focuses on understanding the past so that we may have a brighter future. I want my students to understand that the world they live in is the consequence of historical events. Through this method I hope my students will become more engaged, conscious historical actors themselves. In my classroom I create an environment based upon respect and understand of others opinions. I ask my students to speak their truths, but also have the respect of others truths'. I believe that through this safe learning environment, students will have the opportunity to grow through multicultural conversations with myself, other teachers, and their peers. I believe these conversations will better prepare students for the world they live in.