Welcome to the Introduction to Teacher Cadet course at Smart's Mill Middle School. I am very excited to be teaching this new course for 8th grade middle school students. This exploratory course fosters student interest, understanding, and appreciation of the teaching profession and allows students an introduction to careers in education. Students are taught to develop self-awareness, collaborate and communicate with peers, build positive learning environments, and discover learning differences of others. The curriculum is designed to help students set attainable goals in the Education and Training Career Cluster.