I'm finishing up my degree and hoping to enter into a teaching credential program next year. I've heard over and over again that the first few years are the HARDEST for a teacher. I don't doubt it one bit. My question is: Is there anything I can start doing now to prepare myself? I understand that, as far as planning goes, a lot cannot be done until you know exactly what level you are teaching, etc. However, can I do any general things just to better prepare myself as a teacher? Any advice is welcomed. Thanks!