I am very excited and passionate about exploring the cognitive needs of my 10 and 11 year old learners so that I can create an environment that is healthy, respectful, supporting and challenging. How I will do this is to delve deep into the research on how to engage these learners with an eye on strategies that can be used within the structures of our classroom. I will also adopt student centered pedagogy that will afford my learners with as many opportunities possible to guide their own learning. I envision them setting the pathway to some incredible investigations that will incorporate global citizenship and language arts. I want to create a rubric of sorts that will include the transferable skills necessary to be engaged and successful. I am beyond nervous and excited about this process, however I am determined to ensure that my students are demonstrating proficiency of the skills necessary for them to be successful, excited, engaged and motivated to learn!