Walking into any store in August will remind you that it’s back to school time. For some, this may signal that summer is over, but for me, I get goose bumps and my heart races a bit with excitement and anticipation of putting pen to paper and starting anew. It’s an exciting time to be a teacher, and a student, with all of the newest gadgets, apps, and tools available for our use in the classroom. But we all know that the shiny folder, or glitter stickers we love so much is not what makes the beginning of the school year so special. It’s the people who make the difference. Seeing the student’s smiles, the teacher’s high level of engagement with the students, and trying new things together is what makes a classroom a special place.