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I will be student teaching high school English at Woodside High School in Newport News. I am very excited to get started! For my future class I envision a classroom in which (within certain restrictions, obviously) students can freely discuss ideas and learn from each other. I want to use some of my innovative ideas for engaging students with the essays, books, poems, etc. that we'll be studying, but I know that some classes won't be ready for that. We'll work up to it in that case. No matter what, my class will involve a lot of (hopefully interesting) reading and writing assignments.