The three fundamental concepts that I would establish in my classes are developing a focused and positive learning environment, emphasizing the development of learning and technique, and helping students keep a consistent work ethic and drive to create. Every classroom, student body, department, and school will have its unique circumstances and challenges and will require differentiated approaches along with keeping an open mind above all. The constant evolution of each classroom helps create new learning experiences for everyone, which is always the primary goal: passing on knowledge from one mind to another to help others flourish. Establishing a healthy and open-minded classroom atmosphere is essential as the students will be spending a considerable amount of time with me over the semester. One of my main goals for the classroom environment is to have students want to come to class each day and help show them how they will be learning much more with each class they attend. I establish a clear and streamlined syllabus with guidelines and expectations that all students can fully understand. This helps the students fully understand what they are going to learn and what expectations my classroom has, along with my understanding of what the students want out of my class. To minimize grading confusion, I make sure to go over how grades are earned and clearly define my grading rubric for the visual arts curriculum. I also make sure all grades are regularly updated to ensure there are no surprises at the end of the semester for students' final grades. With grading confusion minimized at the beginning of the semester, this allows me to spend more time with each student and focus more on ensuring each student has enjoyable learning and making experiences while they are in my classroom. I believe that to unlock the full potential of each student's learning potential and help them retain the most information, my instruction needs to be concise and easy to follow for each type of learner. Humor and unique approaches to each lesson plan help me make sure students are paying attention throughout the course. Furthermore, I place a large emphasis on the demonstrations for techniques and skill integration as that is one of the minimal areas that I measure for grade bases. Another measurable area that is included with my grading basis is the amount of time that students invest and spend on each project. An essential equation I want my kids to understand and follow throughout the school year is how the time invested equals progress made. I want my students to understand the importance of maximizing their time spent exploring and experimenting with new mediums, pieces, and ideas so they can get the most out of my class. Establishing this importance early on allows the students to be more self-driven and independent workers. The big question I want to try to keep students continually asking themselves is to keep the “what” and more specifically the “why” behind what they’re making. Students can create anything they want in a class, but if they only know “what” they’re making without the “why”, or reasoning behind what they’re making, it loses all personal significance and value behind the creative process. Aside from making pieces, I want students to know why they are taking my class as well. Whether students plan on pursuing art in their future or not, I still want them to know why they’re taking this class along with how it is going to be relevant to them at that moment and in the future. In conclusion, I begin and end each lesson by being organized so that my students can maximize their time learning and having fun. When everyone in my class is excited, learning, and having fun, I know that my job has been done.