One very unique way in which a teacher-applicant can distinguish himself or herself on a resume is through the inclusion of a teaching philosophy. Indicative of one’s entire approach to education, and perhaps the underlying rationale for entering the field, the philosophy defines and colors a teacher’s individual perspective. It directs the manner in which he/she plans and executes the basic functions of an instructor, and moreover, a facilitator and role model. It underpins the development of a new course or enrichment of existing curricula, design and implementation of lesson plans, selection or creation of learning aids, and establishment of disciplinary tactics. It determines the way that an educator interacts with students, including methods of organizing and motivating students to actually enjoy learning. Ultimately, a teaching philosophy offers the hiring authority clarification as to how an educator transfers his or her knowledge to students.