One aspect of the National Board Certification process that really changed the way I teach is the emphasis on really getting to know your students. Since that time, I have implemented questionnaires and multiple intelligence surveys with all my students and it actually informs and shapes the way I teach. I have been able to make much more personal connections to students, which they seem to value. I am able to provide avenues of instruction that are more individualized to the styles of different classes. Since I became certified, "differentiated instruction" has become one of the major buzzwords and ideas of our profession. I feel that I am way ahead of the game in that department and find that I am able to help others grasp the idea and implement it.