The purpose of education, in my opinion, is to teach the whole child while giving students meaningful experiences that connect subjects, ideas, as well as people. By teaching character education and values along with a 21st Century curriculum, students will be prepared for their future roles as citizens and employees. They will be able to work collaboratively, be problem solvers, and have an understanding and tolerance for people who are different than them. Students are entering a flat world, where they will be expected to interact with people their parents never imagined working with, which makes teaching the whole child a vital part of education today. My goal is to learn as much from my students and faculty as they learn from me.