In EDUC 450 I was placed at Poudre High School and attended a lecture and a lab that included being a TA in a high school classroom from 7:30 am to 9:00am every Tuesday and Thursday. In lecture we had a variety of speakers such as ELL students, teachers, faculty and students. This provided me with valuable information that gave me professional insight but also new and effective ways to teach students, such as using gestures or adding images and words to presentations and instruction for ELL students. I also had to use the CEP lesson plan format, write a syllabus, learn new teaching strategies for diverse learners, create a interdisciplinary project and attend extra curricular events. For the lab I had the privilege of being a part of an Intro to Art and Design I class with Sarah Harris. I taught 4 lessons in the class, got to know and helped students in the class complete art projects. Every class period and lesson I became more and more comfortable on the class room and from mistakes was able to learn and apply that learning to the next day or lesson. The class itself was frustrating but I developed patience and management that I had not had before teaching in this class. Although everything I learned in EDUC 450 was valuable there are a few take always that will always stick with and did throughout the entire semester were four major statements that were introduced on the first day of class: Progress not perfection, survive and advance, teaching is an art and you have to learn the science and Embutu, meaning I am who I am because of who we are.