From curriculum development to training teachers, I use my teaching experience to improve the educational experience of students with diverse backgrounds and learning needs. I have taught at both the high school (Gymnasium, grades 9-12) and junior (2-year) college levels.
I always set high expectations for my students. For example:
Expectations are not enough. Teachers also have to understand students' backgrounds and learning needs. While some of my ESL students arrived in the US at grade level, others had only had 3 or 4 years of schooling by age 15. Breaking down concepts into smaller parts, using simple language, even drawing quick sketches on the board enabled me to bring complex material to students who had been in the country less than a year.