Standard D: Promotes Equity
"Fairness does not mean everyone gets the same.
Fairness means everyone gets what they need."
- Rick Riordan
As soon as I started teaching, I quickly caught on that I did not grow up in a similar environment to the students that I'm working with now. Many teachers share with me their knowledge of students' lives; I've learned that a lot of them are not so privileged. Teachers regularly discuss their battles against social challenges and poverty, from struggles with outdated books to students who can't afford notebooks and pencils. Like most teachers at the middle school, one of my goals is to tackle these issues on a day-to-day basis by doing whatever I can to make sure each person gets what they need to succeed.