Career and Technical Educators know students come alive in the lab, where work is relevant, practical, and hands-on. Career and Technical Education (CTE) labs engage learners and let students see a path for their future. But what about the other half of the CTE experience, the classroom? In this quick read, school leaders will find effective and engaging CTE-focused stories to use as a basis for professional development activities. CTE instructional coach Sandra Adams brings to light four attributes that make the lab such a success and shows teachers how to bring them into the classroom. In sharing stories of real CTE teachers who took their classroom instruction to the next level, Adams comes alongside readers to inspire practical, manageable changes to improve student engagement and learning in the CTE classroom.