Sunday, November 30, 2014

Blog Post 5 part B

When starting this class I was very unsure of PLN. I didn't really grasp it all. This class has taught me if I do not know the answer I can always ask Twitter or look at many reliable sources on the internet.
Blogging in the beginning was not very fun or interesting, but as the class went on I found myself looking at outside blogs and getting great ideas or lessons from them. Some of my main PBL's are Twitter, Pinterest, and I love Twitter because you can get very reliable answers in a matter of minutes. If you hashtag on twitter it is great because you can see everyone who has used that same hashtag. Pinterest has many ideas that you can share and also follow the person that shared that idea. It is great to follow all the people that have the same interest because you can see their ideas to help you with things that you are having trouble with. is just a fun site to share stories about life, jobs, struggles, etc. I have found blogging very relaxing and fun. Getting to share your experience with others of the same interest is a great feeling and getting feedback is even better. There are many PLN's that are used often these are just my person favorite. From this class, I have learned many ways to get my information quick, reliable, and easy.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Blog Post #14

Teaching our Children can be a Profession
By: Joel Klein

In this article, Mr. Klein lays down some hard hitting facts about what has happened to the education system in recent years. Mr. Klein chooses three big problems he sees in the education system today and discusses his ideas on the areas of problem and gives his solution.

Problem 1: The education system does not choose the best candidates available to go into the field of education.

Solution: The education system needs better academic training for students, pick from the top one-third of graduates, and change how teachers receive rewards.

Problem 2: The education system has been keying in on seniority instead of the progression of students and the effectiveness of the teacher.

Solution: Create an exam for entry and certification yearly much like in professions of law and medicine.

Problem 3: The education system is in dire need of a change.

Solution: Teachers must establish a board that polices the teaching profession and allows teachers to move up by the results and their choice to take and pass examinations.Remove the idea of a mandatory school assignments and allow teachers to pick what is best for their students.

With problem number one, I do happen to see and hear a lot about the lack of quality teachers and how it is hard to get quality candidates to go into education. In my mind, one of the best ways we can ensure that the profession does get the best candidates available is by raising the pay scale for teachers and educators and allow the to make more because we will get what we pay for with our teachers.

Problem number two is one of the biggest issues in the education system. There are so many teachers who are in better schools based only on seniority and not on progression of students. Not all teachers are like this but problem still remains. I do like the idea of certifications for teachers but I believe that they should be mostly evaluation based instead standardized tests because just because teachers can learn for a test does not mean they can apply it in the classroom and it allows teachers to be critiqued based on their everyday work.

Problem three is kind of like Mr. Klein's conclusion. At this point we can kind of tell that Klein is almost to the point of disgust with the system. I love the idea of allowing teachers to pick their own assignment because we as educators must understand that all of our students will not go into the same profession and must be allowed the free choice to learn other things than a strict criteria.

In conclusion, I believe Mr. Klein made some great points and has some great ideas on where the education system should go and how it needs to be changed. I hope that I one day can be as influential in education as he has been. With more and more teachers trying to find a way to change and make education better the more students will benefit. I truly treasured Mr. Klein's article and hope one day I can help implement them.

November C4K

11/02/14 C4K #8
My Grandfather is the best grandfather in the world because on my birthday he gave me a necklace .Now even if he is old he is old he always has time for me .!!!! this is why my Grandfather is the best !!!!!!!!$
  Response Hi I am a student at the University of South Alabama. It sounds like you have a great Grandfather.

11/09/14 C4K#10
The day starts with us getting to school, and we line up on the blacktop. At 8:15 am, we go in to our classroom and check our supplies, get out homework, copy down homework, and then start to do morning work on our desks. Then, we start a round. At 8:50, we do Morning Meeting. After that, we jump into math. We check the morning work, and then we get to the lesson. At 10:30, we then start Social Studies. We learn about trades in the old days. At 11:05, we go to lunch. We come back at 11:50, and then we do Listen to Reading. Next, we do writing, where we do our Jamestown vs. Roanoke piece. At 1:15, we go out to recess and come back in at 1:30. After that, we do either science or Biztown. Finally, at 2:30 we start to clean up and get out at 2:45.
That is what we do on an average school day

Hi Daniel. I am a student at the University of South Alabama. I enjoyed hearing how your day is planned out at school, when I was your age I had a schedule that was close to that. It was very nice to read your blog. Have a great rest of the school year!

11/23/14 C4K #11

This first quarter is almost over because this is the last day of the first quarter and I will tell you what happened. It has been the first quarter since the beginning of the year and so far we have learned so much and done so many projects. Most of the projects we did were in science: like testing gobstoppers in different liquids such as nail polish remover, like me and my friend Emily did. And we also made different weather detectors such as barometers, and rain gauges, ect. I am ecstatic to finish the rest  of the year.
This year is much much better than last year. I have made more friends and learned more about the Catholic faith. It is interesting to learn about because I am Lutheran and so now i know much about the difference between both faiths.  I am a novice at writing this year large paragraphs and stories in language. Language is one of my most favorite subjects because I get to practice my writing and I love writing books.
I am about to write a new book about a girl named Lilly that finds out her school is closing down their playground because there is sand hornets there.  Lilly finally finds out a new chemical-like solution to get rid of the sand hornets as the school thanks her for her free choice of the school to go to a field trip anywhere she would like. She decides they should go to  a art museum. As they get to the museum they stroll around for a bit as Lilly finds out something suspicious. She finds one of the painting’s important character is missing. She goes there a week later with her parents and finds out that it is in a different painting by the same person and tells somebody at the museum. Soon they fix it and she is thanked by the museum and earns something very special.What could it be?
Thank you for reading my newest blog. Please mention any ideas i could put in my newest story! 

Hi Leah! I am a student at the University of South Alabama. I loved hearing about your story. One of my favorite things to do is sit in a quiet room and think about what to put in my next story. It sounds like you have a great book ahead of you. Keep up the good work!!!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Project 12 Part B

Blog Post 13

On this post I want you to tell how technology  can be used in special needs classes or why it can not be. You will give reasons why or why not, and the pros and cons of both. I would like you to list the programs you would use if you did use it in the classroom or the programs you would not use in the classroom. How would you monitor the students on the internet and guide them where they are going? Please explain how you would minimize the damage to the devices?

I think and have observed technology in the special needs school. In my observation at Augusta Evans, the children use SmartBoards to play educational games. Also, iPads will be soon arriving at the school for the children to use. The teacher will be given a few iPads to make stations with. In Augusta Evan the children have a computer lab where they go and learn to how to type their name and address. Once the children have completed their daily task they are allowed to play educational games for 15 minutes. I spoke with a teacher there and in her class she is going to make sure the students are monitored by an adult at all times when they are using any technology.  The iPads will have very tough cases on them but these students can be very dangerous and violent, so they will be monitored. For the computers and iPads there are programs such as, K9 Web Protection. K9 Web Protection forces safe search engines on all major search engines.It  Blocks web sites in more than 70 categories, including pornography, gambling, drugs, violence/hate/racism, malware/spyware, phishing. It is the best free parental control software/ internet filter available. 

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Blog Post 11

Back to the Future

Brian Crosby is a genius among teachers and should be renown as a leader and founder in project based learning. Crosby is a teacher who is full of energy and takes project learning to a whole new level by keeping all the students engaged in the lesson. For example, Mr. Crosby had a new student transfer to his class who had cancer, when talking to the administration, they explained that the student probably would not be in class much due to the low tolerance immune system of the student. Crosby took that as a challenge and allowed her to learn with the entire class through Skype. Another thing I learned from Crosby is that as teachers we can take project based learning across subjects and is especially easy in elementary school when the teacher teaches all the subjects to one group. Crosby also teaches his students pride in that they even though they are "at-risk" kids that they can do extraordinary things and do anything they set their minds to just as they are leading the country in this new kind of learning.

Blended Learning Cycle

Paul Anderson blended learning ideas kind of make a scientific method to learning by using the acronym QUIVERS.
QUestion- Start the class with something interesting and fun to get their minding churning and begging to learn about the hook.
Investigate/Inquiry- Learn about what the hook is about and formulate a way to better understand like how the disk rotates on the mirror.
Video- Watch a video individually to learn more about the topic in question
Elaboration- Relearn and learn more about the topic and grow the knowledge on it to create a better project
Review- Review the material one on one with the teacher to ensure the knowledge is learned by explaining the topic to show understanding.
Summary Quiz- a quiz used to re-review the material on the topic.

Making thinking visible

This video shows how to show students how their thinking works and how as they understand more their ideas will reflect it. The video shows an exercise where students write a headline of what they think the project is all about and as they go through the project they learn more and at the end the teacher asks the students to make another headline then the groups compare their first headline to the ending headline and can see the progress in their learning.

Super Digital Citizens                                                            

This video teaches another aspect in how kids learn in that they learn as they teach and when they teach others they learn the material twice once in their prep work and another when they are teaching the material to the classroom. In this video, the students are learning about online safety show others how to be safe on the internet by making this superhero that helps make good decisions on the internet. The students in the video learn how to be safe on the internet, how to teach others in their class, how to use certain programs, and how to help others use the internet safely.

Project based learning

This video elaborates on an idea learned earlier which is combining classes with like subjects to make one big project that covers more material than all three classes combined did before. I like the idea of combining subject this allows students who are not as strong in some areas to make up for it in others which in someways hurts the students because they limit themselves in what they are comfortable in. For example, a student who is good at math but not at English will do the math part of the assignment but not the proofreading and visa-versa this allows students the easy way out where as before students had to learn each subject. To me, I like both methods but I'm not sure which is best traditional or PBL.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Blog Post 10

Ms. Cassidy's First Grade

 Ms. Cassidy blew my mind with the amount of technology she uses in her classroom but what really shocked me was how creative she was in integrating technology. She did not just introduce the usual boring blogs but also taught about how to use wikis as well as bring something kids see as fun, the Nintendo DS, into the classroom. I think that the best idea that Ms. Cassidy taught in these videos was that students are never to young to start learning technology. The students in her classroom are so far ahead of even some college students and could probably do better than some of us. Ms. Cassidy also adds morals into technology, for example, the blog post etiquette that her students have already learned by using kind words and constructive criticism to help other students learn more about the subject or show them how to work the blog sites better by leaving tips. One interesting question I thought was raised in the student questions at the end was about the originality of the students work. Cassidy's answer was very helpful to me because I never understood how to avoid plagiarism in blogs until she discussed her method of asking the students the same information just altered some for a new and inventive answer of their own. One of the main problems I would face in adding more technology in the classroom would be the difference in socioeconomic statuses among students and the parents allowing their kids to be on the internet as well as their names, pictures, and school work. As a teacher, I would try to encourage parents to sign forms allowing me to put their child's work online as well as show their progress and show the parents how easy it would be to access their student's work and grade. I would also try to keep technology fees to a minimum for all students to encourage parents to pay which is very hard to do even in Baldwin county where technology is everywhere.

C4K October

10/9/14 Project #6#5  C4K Dear everyone, Today I’m writing about my blogging challenge #2. I think kids should be able to pick if they want to go to Spanish or not because some people have only had one year of Spanish. And we should be able to pick when they want to go to class so we can be ready to learn and I think we should be able to read when ever we want and where we want and who we are with I also think we should able to listen to music when we are reading cause I know for me it helps me to read and to be focused. And I think we should be able to sit were we want because I think that’s fair for everyone who doesn’t talk to there friends during class. I think we should also be able to pick what we want top learn because then we will want to learn. we should be able to use electronics in every class. What is your favorite class. And what do you think about this? And what can you do about this? What do you have fro questions about this? Do you think we can make this work?
Response- Lexi, I am a student at the University of South Alabama and I agree with all that you are saying. Unfortunately, we aren't able to make some of those decisions but, luckily it will get better when you get in college because it is much more laid back. Good luck with class and Spanish Class. 

10/19/14 Project#6 C4K#6 At school I like recess.
 Response-Hi Ethan, I am a student at the University of South Alabama. When I was in school, I loved recess, it was a time to be loud and relieve some stress.

10/26/14 Project #6 C4K#7 Our literacy class is learning how to read maps and a saying for NESW N stands for North,E stands for East,S stands for South and W stands for West. The saying for this is Never Eat Soggy Weet-bix.
Response-Hi, Toma. My name is Paige and I am a student at the University of South Alabama. Reading a map is very important, I use a map daily to get me from one place to another. There are many acronyms for North South Eat West. Some that I learned were:N-never, E-eat, S-sour, W-worms or N-never, E-eat, S-sour ,W-watermelon These silly little rhymes will really help you learn North South East West. Have a great week.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Project 6 C4K 4

Marc Prensky talks in his blog about how children are scared to ask the wrong question. He says "children are scared to get in front of people and speak or be recorded." I was unable to respond because it was a video and did not have a comment button. My comment would be, that it is very true that children should learn how to speak in large crowds and be able to be recorded and feel comfortable.

Blog 7

For this blog we watched how kindergarten and first graders us their iPads in class. Mrs. Tuck the teacher explained Popplet the app that the children use to make a web with pictures on the story they have read. After they are finished with their Popplet, she screenshots a picture of it so they can have it to refer to. Mrs. Tuck also records the students on the iPad when they read so they can go back and listen to it and see where they made mistakes. I think that technology is a great tool for all ages, especially children, because it will continue to grow rapidly. It is so amazing that children at the age of 5 are more technologically savvy than most adults. In two years, I hope to be in a school that uses the technology based system. Those teachers are really helping the students out by teaching all about how to work technology, and it will be great when all school systems teach in that way. The other part of the assignment was to list my strengths and weaknesses about technology and how I can get myself ready for it.

  I love to learn new things about technology.
  Technology amazes me on how it works.
  I use technology daily.
  I understand that children are fully capable of learning technology no matter the age.

 I should use technology more to keep me organized.
 I like to procrastinate.
 I like to bite off more than I can chew most of the time.
 My time management skills need major improvement .

 When thinking about being a teacher in the next two years is scary to me, just because I know that the styles of teaching will constantly be changing. When having my own classroom, I will have to stay on my game and continue to learn everyday about different teaching styles and all different ways to use technology in my classroom. When teaching I want to impact my children, so that in 10 years when they are walking across the stage they can think back on my class and how it help them along their path.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Project 8 Book trailer

Blog Post 6

After watching Dr. Strange and Anthony Capps' conversation, we were asked the question, "What did you learn?" I found the conversations very valuable.It was very nice to hear it from someone that has been in our shoes as a student and now a new teacher. Anthony seemed very interested in the Project Based Learning, and did a very good job explaining how he does some of his projects. I really enjoyed hearing some of his experiences in his classroom, which is nice. I love projects, but wasn't sure about the PBL, hearing it from Anthony, made it seem a little more bearable and fun. I love what Anthony says about using technology. Children are like little sponges and will take in everything they can. It amazes me to see children as young as 2 years old playing on an IPad, and work it very well at that. As technology grows it will be an essential tool that everyone will have to know, so we should incorporate using technology as much as possible in our classrooms. It will be a huge tool to help children prepare for the future. The Anthony-Strange Conversation for new teachers had many great points. The Points that really stood out to me were: 1)Work hard 2) You can make it fun if you let it 3)Be creative 4)Respond to unplanned events 5) Be flexible in lesson plans Anthony gave some really great advise for new coming teachers. He explained some of his personal experiences and projects but leaves a little room for you to take it and add your own personal lesson plans and thoughts.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Blog Post 5

Personal Learning Networks (PLN) are a  tool in all fields especially in the education field. PLN is a great way to communicate with coworkers or people in the same field. Twitter is a great PLN, as you find things that interest you, you will start and follow people with the same interest. When you have a problem it is very convenient to get on one of the PLN sites and ask fellow colleagues for their options and help.I now realize why Dr. Strange requires all his students to learn to blog, have twitter, and include links in our blog. On Blogger I can find many people that I share the same interest with that could help me or get their opinion. Blogger and Twitter are two great sites to connect with people all over the world. It is really interesting to see how many people share information all over the world on these sites. These sites have a chain affect to them, when you find something that interest you, as you look at that page, it will lead you to more interesting sites. This is a picture that shows all the PLN such as:Blogger, Skype, Gmail, talk, Youtube,.ect.

Michael Fawcett does a great job explaining to us the importance in creating your own PLN in his video. He explains that a PLN is a great tool to communicate around the world. He had a student that wanted to know an exact time for an event, instead of emailing NASA or writing a letter he was able to send a tweet and get a response that was accurate from NASA in minutes. Twitter, Facebook, and many more PLNs are great ways to keep parents informed on events, due dates, and homework for their children. It is amazing to know that Michael Fawcett was sitting on the beach, while listening to a workshop going on across the world. With PLN teachers will be able to communicate with educators worldwide. It is very interesting to know that children in Alabama can connect with children around the world, that is important so they can be educated on the different cultures and races. With these resources learning will be more understood because they can have fun and communicate for themselves. I never knew having a twitter could lead me across the world.This picture has children standing around a world holding hands, it shows that all children can connect having a PLN.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Project 15 Testing out search engines

Bing is a very popular site, it is one of the fastest growing search engines today. It was launched in 2009 by Microsoft as the newer version of Microsoft Live. In 2012 ALexa reported them as 26th most visited websites worldwide. It is a very easy website to use and get any information that you are looking for. is one of the first searched engines formally known as Ask Jeeves. Ask was started in 1996 based on the idea of answering everyday questions in a common langauge. When using this site you can ask a general question and it will pick the key words that need to be searched.

Yahoo was also one of the first search engines started in 1994, was basically started to be a phone book of websites and later became a search engine. In 2009 it was rated the 2nd largest search engine on the web. Alexa reports yahoo is the 4th most visited website globally. founded in sseptember 2008 by Gabriel Weinberg. backs itself by respecting users privacy. This website compiles it's results by using many sourses,including; Yahoo, WolframAlpha, and Bing. launched in 2010, very popular worldwide because it allows you to search in; english, french, german, as well in other languages. Its is basically a copycat of the russian search engine released November 1,2010. Known as the slash tag engine which allows you to easily create custom searches. There is currently no way to submitt your website to, they find your website from other search engines and add you to there site. started in 1996. scrubthewebs claim to fame is that they rank all index pages individually not by views, with all pages given an equal chance to be ranked highly in a Scrub the web search.

WolframAlpha offically launched May 18, 2009. It is a service that answers by directly computing the answer instead of giving you a list of websites. With this website you can ask a real life question with out it pulling up many documents, it will aswer your question like a human would answer it.

Blog Post 4 Asking better questions in the classroom

After sitting down and thinking about this blog post, I have learned that children learn and remember questions that were asked in the classroom. After watching,"Asking better qustions in the classroom", by Joanne Chesley I learned the correct way to be effective with questions. If you ask " Is your name John?" they child can answer "yes" and that be it. If you ask the question, "What is your whole name?" the child will have to give you an explanation about his or her name and you can go into depth asking qustions this way. Using this method will be more effective because the children can join in and help one another out, which will lead to everyone getting involved and feeling important. By using this method compared to the close ended qustions, the children are forced to pay attention because if they get called on they will not want to be embarrassed. By usng close ended questions the child has a 50 percent chance of getting the answer right, and the other children did not learn anything because there will be no explanation added.
\ By using this method of teaching it will engage every student in the classroom to be confident with their answers. Some children are very smart but not confident in what they have to say, using this method will push them to answer qustions. If the students see how easy and fun it is, they will continue to excell in the classroom. The test scores, confidence levels, and question levels will all be higher, because everyone is learning.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Blog Post 3

In the two videos and slideshow, I learned that you can help correct someones paper by a compliment. When someone corrects my paper I always get very nervous because I do not want them to say, "all of this is wrong." With the three basic steps; Compliments, sugestion, correction, peer reviewing will be a lot less stressful and fun. Writing Peer Review Top 10 Mistakes showed that everyone once in their life has been guilty of reveiewing a paper and doing it the wrong way. From watchng the video, I now know that I can compliment on the good things and suggest that they try something different with the things that need help. When having someone review your work can be very nerve racking, but the best way to deal with it is not take it all to heart and let the reviewer try and help you with some new ideas. The best way to review someones work is, treat them like I would wanted to be treated.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

blog post 2

1) The central message if this video is that you can not always just take notes and learn. Everyone is a different learner, some may be able to study notes that are given and make a good grade, where others, have to actually be involved to learn it. The author makes the case at the end of the video by showing did not learn anything out of it. Everyone took notes as if the final was going to be on paper but, they were asked to do something different that they never got to practice. Yes, i agree with the conclusion, because you can see the students did not learn anything. 2)Roberts thinks teaching in the 21st century means the teacher is no longer the main source educator, the main source is electronic sources. Thesis: Teacher is no longer the primary source of information. Evidence: Students find more of their information from outside sources such as Facebook, Google, Twitter, and Yahoo, instead of the old fashioned way of a physical copy of a book. Argument: Students are no longer limited to what they can learn from a human being they are learning from but can tap into resources where people are professionals in each and every field known where the best advice can be filtered through with the click of a button. I feel that it allows some students to get away with not having to actually learn some material but allows other students untapped potential into what they can learn about by using this technology. This will effect my as an educator by having to stay up to date with technology so that I may not limit any students chance to grow in knowledge to a new level but also keeps me on my toes with students looking for an easy way out. 3)In the movie , The Networked Student, it shows all the way to use technology. "Why does a student even need a teacher?" it explains that a teacher is there to help find the right resources, information, and teach the student more than one way to find information. Some parents are not up to date on all the new technology, where a teacher has to be to educate the student for the future. The movie shows, that as an educator, we will give them the correct an up to date resources to continue in the future. 4)The thesis of Davis's video is, teachers do not have to know everything anymore. The teacher can supply the student with information and reliable websites, and the student will take it from there and explore. I think the idea seems a little extreme, it is hard to believe that the students will all learn without discipline. All children are different, with different ambitions some more than others. I would be a little nervous that some students would explore and take it to the extreme while others are not so fond of the idea and do not take much interest in it. 5) Who is ahead in the race? I think, that children are ahead in the race because they have been introduced to technology at such a young age for free. As a college student I did not use technology a good bit until I got into college and was completely lost. On average, 8 out of 10 children of all ages will be in buggies at the store playing on some type of technology device. 6) Yes, Flipping the classroom is new to me. I believe this approach can be extremely useful to me as long as all students are equipped with some way of watching the videos. Flipping the classroom is an easy way to cut down lecture time in the class and use more time solving problems which is a big problem currently in math which causes some students not to understand and give up without the teacher's help and encouragement. 7)One thing I can use is that everyone in the classroom can help another student learn not just the teacher. The class is a team and we are all working together to become smarter and better students. This approach also links the athletes who usually do not shine in the classroom and since of comfort with what they are doing and how to become a better learner through others.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

what about EDM310? blog post 1

outline What have I heard about EDM310
What are my fears about EDM310
Compare and contrast EMD310 to other classes I have taken
What will be the most difficult thing about EDM310
The best way to address the most difficult thing
Questions about this course
When I first registered for EDM310 I had no idea what it was. I didn't do much research on the class and figured i would just see what it was all about on the first day. The closer to the time school was starting I began to panic so I asked a friend, he said it was a computer class that wasn't difficult, he also is very computer savvy unlike myself. He told me if I just stay on top of the work, I would be fine. I fear that I will procrastinate and not stay up to date on my work. I am a full time student and I work 30 hours a week so I have to be very careful with my time. With so much going on at this point in my life I feel like I have no time to procrastinate, because if I do there will not be a very good turn out with my grades. Other college courses I have taken in the past, was on paper with only a little amount online, unlike this course it is all online.This class you are your own guide as far as keeping up with your work and the due dates. Other teachers I have had in the past will have of work for you to do in the class, where in this it is done outside of class. EDM310 is a very fast paced course from day one, so I will have to stay on top of my work and not slack,where as some courses they will speed up towards the end.The most difficult thing for me in EDM310 will be to remember to keep up with all the due dates and work. I am very busy with work and my other classes so remembering to do my work will be a struggle but it will also keep me organized. I very thankful for taking this class, because it will really teach you time management skills. As far as questions, I do not have any at this time, but if I do I will make sure to ask them at the beginning or end of each class time. As the semester goes on, I am sure I will have questions but for now there are not any I can think of.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

practice blog post

outline outline Introduction outline Why do I want to be an educator
What does an educator do in his or her practice
What are my passions
Hi, my name is Paige Odom, I am from Mobile, AL. I graduated from Baker High School in 2011. I love being outdoors or watching sports. I attended Jefferson Davis Community College in Brewton, AL. After my first two years of college on a softball scholarship, I decided to attended South because both my aunt and uncle received their PhD. from South. I am one of five kids, me being the oldest, and five years old being the youngest. I entered the education field because I love children, watching them progress, and helping children. Something about cute little 3ft humans with bright bows with a book bag that weighs them down warms my heart. I love interacting with children, learning from them while they learn from me. Seeing how a child learns is so fascinating to me, they are like a sponge and every little thing you do or say they take it all in. From Monday to Friday of the same week they can learn so many things and do not even realize it, and that is what amazes me. Everyone is raised differently, from financial issues to single parents everyone is different. Children do not understand why maybe their parents do not have the extra money for new shoes or why their mother is not around, but I want to be the teacher that they will not have to think of any of that. In my class I want to treat everyone fairly, we will all have the same dreams and that is to be smarter than the day before. In the 21st century, teachers have to understand that everyone's family is different. Yes, I will be there to be an educator, but I will also be there if they feel threated, need anything, and someone to listen. Many teachers come to class because that is their job, I want to come for a purpose and that is to help children to not only become smarter but become prepared for life.
I am a good listener and always willing to help others when they need something or just a shoulder to lean on. I like to spend time talking to my family and enjoying the outdoors instead of being at work with rude customers. I need to improve on the facial expressions I give others when I do not agree, I may not say anything but my looks say it all.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

My test post title

This is my first post. I clicked the HTML button which I should always do in edm310 I am now a blogger.