During my second rotation of the semester I learned even more about proper teaching practices and myself. During this rotation I assisted in teaching a fifth grade classroom. I have become better in my classroom management skills. The students stayed on task more often than they did during the first rotation. I used positive reinforcement and the primary teacher’s rules. The thing that I believe helped me the most was interacting differently with the students from the very introduction. I was more strict and demanded more respect. I was less of a friend in the beginning, so the students would respect me more. I was still very understanding, but I did not play around with them as I sometimes did in the first rotation. The children payed closer attention to me during my lessons, and they spoke out less. The semester as a whole went very well for me. I seemed to grow a lot as a teacher. There are many different teaching strategies that I picked up from my cooperating teachers. These practices will be very useful in my future teaching. I have learned how to deal with each child as an individual with their own unique personalities and learning styles. I feel that I have definitely accomplished the goals that I set out to accomplish this semester. I feel that I have also improved in some of my professional attributes. I have become better in taking an initiative in doing my assignments. I have learned how to properly manage the students in a classroom. I have also created lesson plans that are more effective in capturing the students interest and keeping their attention. I feel that this semester was a true success, and that it will definitely help me in educating students in the years to come.