The single most valuable element of my internship experience is that I have realized the importance of working in a school system and school that shares my philosophy of education. If my philosophy of education is not compatible with the philosophy of my school system or school, it is likely that I will become very frustrated in my working environment. On the other hand, if my philosophy of education is shared by my school, it is likely that I will be able to thrive and grow as a teacher. I wrote the following personal practice theories to summarize what I believe about teaching, learning, students, teachers, subject matter, and classrooms. Because my personal practice theories have been shaped by a lifetime of experiences and learning, they reflect who I am as a person and as an educator. Although I wrote these personal practice theories prior to my internship, they have not changed; instead, they have been reinforced. Please open the attachment shown below to read a summary of my personal practice theories, and then open the attachment shown in the "Philosophy of Education" section to understand how the personal practice theories form the basis of my philosophy of education, how my philosophy of education has developed, and how my educational philosophy corresponds to the philosophies of other theorists.