I started teaching in September of 2008 and have taught nearly every secondary class. I attended Concord University and hold a B.S. in Education and a M.A. in Administration. I am highly certified to teach social studies, 5-12 in my current state. My classroom uses technology every day and I believe technology bridges the generation gap between students and teachers. My county believes in the 3 R's. These three R's are Relevance, Rigor, and Relationship. I truly believe that these three R's are essential in the classroom. Students need to relate to material, many times we don't understand why students are not as passionate as we are in our field. We need to make the information relevant to students to help them understand the information we are trying to get them to understand. There needs to be a rigor in class that maintains a healthy environment that keeps the student's attention. Finally, relationships with students in a professional manner is so important to gain the trust of our students. If our students trust the teacher they are more willing and apt to learn in the classroom. Teaching is a our passion but learning is not always the student's. Therefore we must meet the needs our the learners in our classroom which means that we must go beyond just content.