My Experience in Education 450 has been one of personal and professional growth through challenging interactions, content, and teaching. Over the 16 weeks of the course I was able to learn and absorb a large amount of academic and theoretical content through the class sessions with CSU students. In these sessions we gained skills and techniques to use with our students by exploring the book Making Thinking Visible, the tools that we gained from these peer presentations will easy to integrate into successful future classrooms. Additionally these sessions allowed us to interact with and learn from Rocky Mountain High School teachers and staff and gain information from practicing professionals about the workings of the educational system and how to best succeed in them. Speakers such as the school technology expert, school resource officer, resources for disabled students, and a host of others gave us an opportunity to gain insight into the teaching profession. The concepts gained in these sessions where then applied and witnessed in our observation of classroom teachers. My personal observation and teaching took place in the woodshop classroom of Mr. David Weber and the digital arts classroom of Mr. Daniel Ibanez. In these classrooms I observed two master teachers navigate different content areas and student populations to successfully deliver content. This combined with my own opportunities to teach gave me a brief taste of the challenges and joys of teaching at the high school level. This course provided one of the most thorough and intensive looks into the educational system that I have had while studying at Colorado State University. After the completion of this course I am ready and excited to step into the role of a student teacher and feel that I have accomplished a level of preparedness that will allow for success and growth in student teaching and my professional career.