Now in my eighth year as a teacher, I often chuckle when I reflect on how far I have come in my teaching career. Just a few short years ago, I was a clueless student teacher eager to change the life of every student I met. I did not know much, but I knew that I did not want to be like the Economics teacher (Ben Stein) in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off or the teacher in Peanuts. I envisioned being a mix between John Keating (Robin Williams) in Dead Poet’s Society and Louanne Johnson (Michelle Pfeiffer) in Dangerous Minds. Instead, I entered the classroom more like a cross between John Kimble (Arnold Schwarzenegger) in Kindergarten Cop and Sherman Clump (Eddie Murphy) in The Nutty Professor. Luckily, I have thick skin and stuck with the most rewarding career one can have. However, I often think back and wonder why so many aspects of a teacher’s career go unmentioned in our preparation programs.