I believe the importance of teaching is not so much what we learn but what we gain by learning. I want my students to love learning. Being a lifelong learner is something I bring into my teaching. I feel I am as much a student as I am a teacher. I am always in the process of learning and becoming. I learn simply by watching and being a part of my students learning. They teach me and I teach them. Upon leaving my first placement my co-op Ms. Madden told me something I will never forget, “I never even pretend to be an expert. I feel I am just acting as a guide” I believe firmly the same as my role is to guide my students learning and understanding.