Reflecting at the end of each day this week, I realized not only the impact I’m starting to have on the student’s learning experience, but also on myself as a growing educator. I spent a total of seven hours observing four different teachers: one bilingual, two general education third and fourth grade classes, and a talented and gifted class. Seeing how other teachers teach in different classroom settings with different group of students made me reflect on what I am currently working on: providing students the learning experience in which the students own their learning through critical thinking- all while keep on track with the academic calendar. Yet, there seems to be another area for improvement. I noticed that I am reluctant when it comes to following through with consequences, and practically making any executive decisions. Talking with my mentor and hearing my mentor emphasize the importance of me making executive decisions without going to her each and every time was really eye-opening. I realized that my mentor not only trusts me, but is providing me room to grow and make mistakes, and learn from those mistakes. Fortunately, I was provided with a couple opportunities this past week to practice making executive decisions. From leading transitions to closing out the day and making final announcements for the next day, I am becoming more comfortable making decisions as a teacher.