I think having an open door policy is arguably one of the best policies a teacher can have. The Open Door Policy means to me just being available for any student at a designated time. I think for new teachers this is awesome because students can come in at any time and it is a great way to get to know them outside of those 50 minutes where you are teaching them. I also think Open Door Policy should be accepted as a term outside of school. I would love to give my students my phone number and tell them that if they need help with something, like a paper or project, they can text or call me by 10 pm and I will help them. With extreme circumstances, I would notify all the students in class that my Open Door Policy will be later, like for really big assignments, I will be available until 2 am. I think this can get tricky because it is important to keep your personal and professional life separate but being available for your students is so important!