I am a little different than some other teachers. Not that this bad; I just have a different perspective than some, I think. My differences seem at the same time practical and exciting to me: I get to be myself, and I am free to take risks with my thinking.
I am very interested in changing education. I want my students to be independent, self-directed, confident learners. And isn't this what everyone wants? I mean, do you know any teachers that claim they want their students to be dependent, self-conscious followers who wait for the teacher's instruction and guiding hand on everything they do? Probably not.