That being said, they've got me thinking about the basic rights that our forefathers felt every individual was entitled to in that phrase. While these words are often thought of in relation to our basic rights as citizen, aren't these the very basic rights we want our students to experience in our classroom?
It is my desire to foster an environment this year that truly enables my students to thrive; to live life to the fullest while in my care. I realize this
While this may seem like optimistic wishful thinking, if these are our basic rights as citizens, then it isn't too far reaching to think these need to be the same basic rights we provide our students in the context of our classroom.