For my future educators course we collaborate in teaching and learning to prepare you for your future as an educator. That means that you need to: 1) learn and understand biology well enough to teach it, 2) as a student you need to develop techniques to learn biology efficiently and effectively to help and encourage your own students when you teach them, 3) you will learn techniques to teach a variety of student populations because every population is unique and requires a different teaching-tool-set, and 4) you need to develop grit and a positive attitude because sometimes your lesson plan, study technique, or science experiment will fail. This course is held during a six hour block therefore we combine lecture and lab. You will learn the fundamentals of college level biology through hands on activities, chalk-talks, going through the process of the scientific method, designing your own experiments, going on field trips, learning from guest speakers, learning from various media sources, creating lesson plans, and teaching out in the community. This is an intense workload, but it is so fun to learn and teach biology. You will only get better by putting in hard work, being organized, and getting out of your comfort zone. Below you can see a picture of the Spring 2016 future educators teaching their lessons on the Science of Sound to the Ms. Ammy Beltran's choir and band classes at Willard Intermediate (6th, 7th, 8th grade) in Santa Ana. We had a great time learning, teaching, and progressing as life-long learners.