I was watching Oprah today and a question came up to one of the guests on when he knew he was a MAN. You know sometimes boys say I am the man of the house and then one day you really realize you were a boy and are now a man. So it got me thinking. When did you know you were a teacher? As a first year teacher last year I applied, interviewed and got the job, told friends and family that I was a teacher but did not really feel like a teacher. I knew I was a teacher when I met my parents at Back to School night and had to stand up there and be confident and talk about various things that we would do over the year. The parents were looking at me(this young fresh graduate) for advice and had questions for me. Sometimes it hits some of us later in the year or maybe early. Curious.