I went back and found a set of belief statements I had to write for one of my grad classes in 2003. Admittedly, I MOSTLY wrote what I thought the prof wanted/expected to hear, and it's written in a style that's just not "me" or in my voice--too "theoretical" and not very "pratical." I only remembered ONE of those statements. So, I'm glad Debbie is asking us to define our beliefs in this chapter.
So, how would YOU finish the following statement?
"I believe classroom environments are most effective when..."