As a corps member, I would make the classroom a place for growing and learning, filled with respect, comfort, and understanding. This will ensure that each student is provided with the best learning environment they could possibly have. I will understand that students work in different modes and levels, learn at different paces, have different interests, come from different backgrounds, and possess different abilities. But that is not enough. I will stress group work with individual attention. I believe that it is important to work together, learn about your peers, and learn from your peers. As a young student I remember how important it was for me to receive individual attention. Having a teacher crouch down to help you and treat you with respect can make all the difference. Throughout my own volunteer activities, I strive to follow this example. Volunteering at a local soup kitchen, I often spend time talking to children, asking them about their lives, trying to make them feel special. No student should ever feel like a number. Determining success as a member of the corps will not always be easy, but I will largely base it on the success of the students I teach. Leaving any child feeling uneasy, uncomfortable, ashamed, or left behind in my classroom is unacceptable.