This internship experience changed my worries about my capabilities into beliefs about what I can and will do when I begin teaching. Over the course of ten weeks, I went from an unknown outsider to a contributing member of a tight knit community. I also developed a keen understanding of how creating classroom community and social growth. Under Tsai’s mentor-ship, I was able to test out theories, make mistakes and learn so much about how to foster a successful classroom community. I also witnessed how important it was for students to have a good space to take intellectual risks and feel supported by both their teacher and classmates.