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Monday, January 23, 2012

Blog Post 1

A wordle on my all about me blog
All About Me
       Hello my name is Sarah Webb and I am twenty years old. This is my third year in college. I just changed my major from nursing to elementary education. I realized in the fall semester that I wanted to work with children, but I would rather work with in a classroom rather than a hospital. I transferred to USA this past summer from a small Methodist college in Athens, TN to be closer to my family. My parents still live in Tennessee, but will eventually move back to Mobile, AL.  I have one brother who is twenty-six and married. He has two children. They are everything to me. Riley, the oldest, is 5 and extremely smart. Brody is 3 and thinks he is invincible.
     Moving back down to Mobile to finish school was a great decision, but is still very hard being away from my two nephews. I had a different high school life than most kids. I showed horses competitively throughout middle and high school and was gone pretty much every weekend. The first two years of high school I tried to balance school and showing together while having to miss a lot of Fridays and some Mondays. I remember those two years having to make up the time I was gone after school hours every day. It was terrible so my parents home-schooled me my junior year and we spent most of that year down in Florida for me to train. Finally, I decided my senior year to cut down showing and go back to school to try and have a normal senior year. I made some great friends that year and really enjoyed going back to school.
      I think being home-schooled really made me appreciate teachers more and how much of an impact they really do have on learning. That is a big reason why I am interested in teaching. I want to have the same impact on students as my teachers had on me.

Randy Pausch on Time Management

Pausch talks of how we need to ask "Why?" when setting goals. He also says to do right things right no matter if they are beautifully done or not just make sure things are done right. Good judgement comes from experience and if things are not going the way you want that usually means you will learn from it and the next time it will be better. Planning is also important to time management and done in multiple levels. Also remember that you can change your plans but the only way you can is to first have an actual plan. The final thing he talks about in this time management video is doing to do lists he tells listeners to break the lists down to small steps and do the worst thing first.