The biggest change that has occurred in me this year throughout this program, is a simple realization. I am a leader. This program has given me so much more confidence in myself as a teacher and a professional. I feel good about what I am doing in my classroom, and I feel capable of sharing that with others. I've also learned how easy it is to access the innovative ideas of other educators around the world- and seeing them give TED talks, write articles and blogs, participate in Twitter chats, speak at conferences, create tutorial videos, publish books and articles, and so much more has inspired me. It has made me realize that my ideas have the potential to be powerful, and that I actually have the ability to influence changes in education in both big and small ways. Obtaining this degree alongside my newfound knowledge, passion and confidence will also enhance these opportunities for me. I am confident that this program has transformed me into more of a leader in the realm of education than a follower. I have many ideas to share with my fellow teachers, and many avenues through which to do this. I have learned, and continue to learn a lot about how to be the best teacher I can be. I am feeling equipped to be a lifelong learner in this ever changing career. I plan to continue implementing and improving upon goal setting strategies with my classes for years to come, using new technology tools as they become available to keep students engaged and motivated to be the best learners and students they can be.