The book that I chose Stuck in the shallow end was really a eye opener for my Imagine IT project. Stuck in the shallow end the author, Jane Margolis looks at the daily experiences of students and teachers in three Los Angeles public high schools: an overcrowded urban high school, a math and science magnet school, and a well-funded school in an affluent neighborhood. The book looks at the disproportionality of the minority students enrolling in computer Science class, and the lack of advance computer science class offered in urban high school. The book taught me that although things such as money and materials are out of my control letting my students know that I believe in them would make them persevere. This book made me realize that I had to instill in my students that they are not the product of the circumstance, and that their environment does not have to determine their future. Working with my colleagues allowed me to brainstorm more ideas for my Imagine It, it also gave me a opportunity to get the teachers of those same students on board with implementing cooperative learning. From the teaching demonstration I learned that students when students encourage each other it changes the dynamics of the class. When students were completing their task they worked as a unit and held each other accountable for their actions. The teaching aspect of the assignment was shared by groups of students, and is no longer the sole responsibility of the learning was no longer on myself as the teacher. This activity also made me think of the Charlotte Danielson framework that it is used for Chicago Public School observation. As I looked over the framework for teaching it made me realize that in order for a teacher to receive a distinguish they have to learn to be a guide a side and let the students take responsibility for their own learning. In my second round of my Imagine It I plan to continue to work with my students on self assessment and their ability to analyze their own and their group's ability to work together.