After reading about the different schools that Wagner describes in this chapter, I feel like working at the Met would be an exciting and rewarding experience. At this school they "promote and create personalized education programs that are unique for each student" (p. 230). Instead of having students conform to the factory-like conventional schools, the school is based upon student's individual interests and needs. I think it would be wonderful to have the opportunity to develop relationships with students and use what I have learned about them to help them create a personalized learning plan. I think that students learn best when they are able to choose what they learn based on their interests. I do not think that schools should just teach kids the basics and have students wait until college to find what they really love learning about. I would also like to work here because I feel that every student loves to learn, just not every student loves to learn what the state standards say they should learn. I think it would be a very exciting and interesting challenge to take what a student loves to learn about and create an environment where they can not only learn about that topic but also where they can develop the skills necessary to be successful in today's workforce. Furthermore the Met's Learning Goals align very closely with my teaching philosophy. Their five learning goals are communication, empirical reasoning, personal qualities, quantitative reasoning, and social reasoning. I also like that this school seems to be a very tight knit community. They start the day off with a pick-me-up where the whole school meets and then students break off into their advisory groups. At both of these sessions students are encouraged to share their thoughts and ideas in respectful ways. I think that if students feel that their opinions matter then they will care more about their school and education. I believe everyday at this school would be exciting, challenging, and inspirational.