I believe the key to teaching is creating a spark of curiosity and emotion within students. Once curiosity arrives, the students will become more attuned with the lesson at hand and can create a sense of ownership within their learning through their individualized and heightened sense of curiosity. Students that obtain ownership of their learning can become empowered through the lesson. Going into the physical education profession as a graduate student has given me external perspectives from my experiences as a classroom-based teacher. I want to take the knowledge I am learning at University of Texas at Austin, combined with my experience working in schools internationally, and apply it to teaching in Texas. Through my master’s program I am developing a deep interest in emotional learning and teaching using the tactical games model (TGM), which I will bring into my teaching. I have explored ways we can engage more with our students, to make a connection, and help create lifelong, active individuals.