When my oldest son Collin was 3, he attended preschool at the local high school through the “Working with Children” program, which offers high school students considering careers in education the opportunity to experience what it’s like to be a teacher. (I took the classes when I was in high school. It’s certainly paid off!) It was a great fit for Collin, who, according to his Spanish teacher, is an “old soul,” since he grew up surrounded by adults and teenagers. Collin is also extremely social and a very good listener. He’s the eager learner that fledgling teachers need so that they can gain the confidence to work with all kinds of kids.