Fourth grade students in Misti Lucius' class might be surprised to discover they're picking up math skills while using the laptop computers.
"They think they're playing a game when than really learning something," Lucius said.
It is a key part of her secret to success.:
"She comes up with fun games that we do," said fourth grade student David Alvarez.
"Sometimes kids learn by technology better than a math textbook", explains Lucius.
She says finding out how each child learns is the biggest challenge for her.
"All kids learn differently. You have to find the way they learn and prepare for them
and then prepare for the next student and the next student so they're getting what they need," she said.
"I can understand it better sometimes when she reads it to me or when she makes a picture in my head," said Shealin Frieda, a fourth grader.
While some students learn best when they hear the information, other students learn better visually.
DUring her sixteen year career teaching at Barrera Elementary in the Somersett Independent School District, Misti Lucius has been finding the right combination to help her students.
It all adds up to one outstanding teacher with students enjoying learning.