Sunday, January 22, 2012
I was born and raised here in Mobile, Al. I am the oldest of three girls. I have two children, a seventeen year old daughter who is a junior at Leflore High School, and a seven year old son that is a second grader at Dickson Elementary School. Besides being a student at South Alabama I am also employed fulltime at ST. Aerospace Mobile (an aircraft repair station) where I have been for the past 11 years. For the last 3 years I have been a purchasing agent procuring aircraft parts. I love spending time with my family. I like taking and planning our vacations together.
I love being around children, it has always been my passion to teach them. It saddens me when I see children that want to learn but don’t have the teacher with proper training to teach. Children are always asking questions and I want to be able to give those answers to them the correct way. I have been working on this journey of getting my Bachelor of Science degree since 2005. There have been a few obstacles that have slowed me down but I am still pushing to the end. I must admit that I have signed up for this class at least three times and I every time I receive the message from Dr. Strange I said, “I am not taking that class.” Well I’m here now and ready to take this challenge.
I have never heard of Randy Pausch until I watched this video. However I did see other videos about him that I will try and watch later. Randy has given me a few pointers that I need to adhere to fast in order to past this class. Number one I will be getting a planner just for this class that I can pull out for quick viewing. Secondly, I will start creating To Do Lists of what is priority for that day instead of the whole week or weeks at a time maybe this will be a little less confusing. Dr. Strange should add Randy’s, Goals, Priorities, and Planning steps to his Rules of Success for EDM310.
I did look at the time management exercises; I did see few areas I will need help with. I do have a problem with time when I am working on something that takes longer than I thought it should have. I will be viewing the exercises and lessons in depth to correct all the problem areas.