I finally started my first day of service learning yesterday and I was so excited and so nervous to be in a classroom. I have been in my husband’s band classroom but that doesn’t involve as much lecturing as an English class. I met the teacher for the first time which was interesting. The first thing she told me was “we cuss in this class.” I laughed at how bold and upfront she was, but it meant she was going to be an interesting instructor. I truly enjoyed observing her with the students. She seemed to get on their level and embrace their struggles as teenagers. Not only that but she embraced their differences and their experiences as people. She was teaching new vocabulary and she was able to connect the words to their everyday life which made it so easy for them to remember the definition of the words. I quizzed one of the students later on to discover that she still remembered some of the words. I look forward to being a good teacher one day, but most importantly, I look forward to being a memorable teacher!