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My beliefs about education illustrate that every child has the right and the ability to learn. I believe in data driven instruction. It is not good enough to blindly teach everyday, without proving you are making progress within the skills you are teaching. Once data is disaggregated to show which skills need the most frequent and intense focus, the skill is taught, and then tested again. I also believe heavily in the use of group work and student interaction. Though traditional lecturing or seatwork is valid, it is not always the method that works best. Some students need hands-on activities, while others need small group instruction, or other various techniques.