As an instructor it will be my job to set the standard for what my expectations are and how to meet them. As a teacher, it would be unfair to ask those I am teaching to do activities or meet requirements that I myself am unwilling or unable to meet. Secondly, creating an atmosphere that is professional and stays true to the teacher/student relationship that will be cultivated will be important, but so will creating a relationship based on trust and respect. At the end of the day I hope to create a space that encourages critical thinking, entertaining different views than their own and engaging with each other in a respectful and accepting manner. If they can grow and learn from each other as a class and leave the semester with not only a better understanding of the world around them, but a more optimistic outlook on life and their individual futures, I will consider it a job well done.