Sunday, August 28, 2011
Blog Assignment #1
Hello! My name is Kristen Phelps I am an Elementary Education Major and this is my first year at USA! I graduated from Foley High School in 2008 and from there I started my college education at Auburn University. I went to Auburn for my first year and then transferred to Faulkner State Community College to finish up my second year. I live in Summerdale, AL and commute to USA 3 days a week. I have a very loud and crazy family but I absolutely love them! I'm the oldest of four children. I have 2 sisters, Karsyn who is 18 and Kortlyn who is 2. Yes, 2. And a brother Cason who is 6.
I work full time for a Neurologist in Fairhope, AL. I really love my job, there is always something going on and new things to learn but, teaching is where my heart is. I have known probably from the time that I was in middle school that I wanted to be a teacher. There is just something about helping children learn and teaching them new things that just warms my heart. I love to read and watch movies. I love spending time with my family and boyfriend Jon. And all the rest of my free time is spent working or doing school work!
Randy Pausch on Time Management
I had a very easy time relating to Dr. Pausch's video. I would like to think that I have decent time management skills. But unfortunately, I think I only manage my time wonderfully when I'm doing something that I really want to do. When it comes to school work or something that I know I need to do but I'm not really looking forward to it, I tend to procrastinate. I think what Dr. Pausch said about asking yourself, "Why am I doing this?" and "What happens if I choose not to do it?" would really help me. I sometimes lose sight of why it is that I'm doing what I'm doing. So I will defiantly try to ask myself those questions when I find myself procrastinating and stressed because I procrastinated! Another thing that I thought was really interesting/funny was when Dr. Pausch talked about doing "wrong things" beautifully. He said, "It doesn't matter how well you polish the under side of the banister". I catch myself putting SO much time and effort into things that in the long run really don't matter. If I put half the effort I do into those things into my school work, I would be so much better off!!