Teaching is a continuous learning process. I always make myself available to students. I am available during class, during scheduled office hours, and through e-mail. I let students know that I am willing to help them out in any way I can, and I encourage them to contact me when they need it. Students definitely feel more confident when they have access to their professors. I enjoy and encourage student-instructor interaction. I invite students to ask questions with a particular concept, to provide me some feedback on various aspects of the class. I want them to understand that their understanding of the material is the ultimate goal. I enjoy getting to know my students. I do not only convey the content of the material to students, but in many cases I provide informal guidance to them in areas such as study skills and career choices. In addition, I highly encourage my students to study in groups to interact with each other and discuss the materials, in order to facilitate the learning process. Being a good teacher is a challenging and ultimately a rewarding task. My goal as a teacher is to make sure that, when my students leave my class, they have improved their understanding of the world with economic principles. One of the most surprising and gratifying discoveries I have made is that I learn a lot when I teach and I continue to treat my classroom as a mutual learning environment.