My teaching philosophy as it relates to young children is simple. We, as educators, must create an environment where students are encouraged to adapt to their surroundings in order to be successful. The human mind and body is made in a way that they both are able to adapt to certain situations when given specific stimuli. After enough time, this adaptation becomes the norm, or until another phenomenon occurs that forces them to change their behavior. This ideology can be used in the instruction of adults as well as with children. If a person is put in a situation where they have to learn something in order to be able to participate in a desirable activity, then chances are that the person will not only learn the needed information, but also SEEK more information in order to increase both the likelihood and the abundance of the desired activity. This philosophical concept is what drives my teaching style in the classroom. My goal is to help develop students to not only receive information, but to pursue information for intrinsically motivational purposes. By achieving this, independent thinkers will be formed and higher level thinkers will arise. This process must be done with a delicate touch and with a great deal of love for the profession and for each individual student.