I have heard of single stories of certain people growing up. As i grew into a career of being a teacher i was told of stories of students who were in urban areas around the country. I heard stories of violence and disrespect in the inner city schools and how much more dangerous it is to work there. All this was coming from one of my professor from CCRI. She seem to speak from experience and i soaked it all in but at the same time I was conflicted due to have been in inner city schools and feeling like it wasn't all that bad the schools I was in. By mid semester i was second guessing my own experience like "that fight between Bo and Andrew was pretty bad.. maybe I been in a violent environment and been immune to how bad it was the whole time." This teacher's perception of what inner city students had me think different about my own environment and had me want to teach in other types of schools. This perception changed when I snapped out of my trance and said "these are my people who grew up similar to me and I owe it to them to give back." I had a chance to do my classroom observation in Warwick or in Providence when i came to RIC one semester later. I chose Providence to prove to others and tell the story that working with the youths in the inner city would not be as bad as some professors in college classes made them seem. Let me tell you i had a blast working in the schools!! it was the best experience i ever had. I worked in the preschool and kindergarten class at John Hope. I easily related and found that the "violent inner city youth were no more than age appropriate tantrums that a student in a school in the suburbans would have. I chose my path from that moment on. I didn't hear the other side of the story i lived it.