Throughout my experience at Thompson Valley High School, I have gained more understanding of what successful educators utilize in their classroom to maximize student learning. During the semester, I observed in Mr. Chisholm's photography class as well as Mrs. Robinson's metal-smithing class. I taught two lessons in Mr. Chisholm's class and through feedback, I learned that I need to project my voice so that all students can hear and understand what I am saying. I also learned that waiting time after asking questions is important because it gives students time to process the question and think before verbalizing their thoughts. I was also an AVID tutor which taught me the skill of using inquiry to further student understanding rather than giving them the answer. Through inquiry students problem solve on their own by connecting their previous knowledge. Inquiry leads to deeper understanding in students which is my main goal as an educator. Another huge take away from my EDUC 450 class is the importance of classroom management. Creating engaging lesson plans that reach a diverse population of students lead to less behavioral issues in the classroom which is why my classroom will be choice-based so every student has the chance to explore their own curiosities.