Having a teacher cadet this semester enriched my teaching experience. My cadet asked meaningful questions and was eager to learn about what teachers do in and out of the classroom. Her inquiry made me reflect on my own practices, and her presence helped me be a better teacher. She was also very useful to have as an assistant who graded, entered grades, designed bulletin boards, and even filed. Most valuable, however, was her help with individual and small groups of kids. What a great program!