Juan Gonzalez Jr. is a third-grade reading teacher at Louis G. Lobit Elementary in Dickinson, Texas. His classroom isn’t just a classroom—it’s a home. Here, his students stand on countertops, take risks, and grow. “I’m strategic with every part of my room. I don’t want things to simply look good. Each piece needs to have a purpose to enhance the students’ experience.” Gonzalez shares his teaching journey on his Instagram, Teaching 3rd with Mr. G.