The courses that I studied in school that most prepared me for my job as a teacher were my student teaching courses where I was able to apply all of the teaching concepts that I learned with real students in real classrooms.  I learned to be flexible in my approaches working with students of different ages and abilities.  I learned about different teaching styles and class management strategies that worked; I also learned that some of my best lessons began with questions that the students came up with.  The classroom looks much different from when I first began teaching but the students’ curiosity for learning new things hasn’t changed.