I'm a man. I teach kindergarten. Doing the second makes me better at the first. I follow the Responsive Classroom philosophy. I try to find the joy in teaching and something to love about each sprout (not always easy, but that is my job). People say teaching is the hardest job you'll ever love - it's true for me. A friend of mine told me there is a special place for kindergarten teachers in heaven... I get to experience a little bit of that everyday I'm in the classroom already so I consider myself doubly lucky.