When I first started teaching I taught the basics. I was good. I was firm and expected the best from my students. I taught reading, writing, math and social studies. I even taught study skills which included how to set up a study area in the home so the students could have a nice quiet area to themselves. Then I visited the home of a troubled student. They had no refrigerator, they had no phone, he had no bed. After that, I started teaching children.