About Me...

Currently, I am a junior at the University of South Alabama majoring in English/Language Arts Secondary Education. I am a 1994 graduate of Clarke County High School in Grove Hill, Ala. In 1996, I got an Associate in Arts from Alabama Southern College in Monroeville, Ala. I love to write, listen to gospel music, and bargain shop. After my job dissolved after 13 years, I decided to make a career for myself instead of just having a job. In the future, I plan to complete a book I have been working on for 17 years. Also, I am going on a very nice vacation.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Future Teaching Philosophy

I believe people who apply themselves can achieve their goals with work and effort. As a high school English teacher, I will encourage my students the value of work. I myself have a hard time remembering things and that is why English is my favorite subject. Also, history works in combination with it and the two subjects change very little. When you know your history, it helps you to get a better understanding of what the literature story refers to. Writing for English requires effort, time, and then you check the grammar of what you have written. The more time and effort you put in your work, the more it will improve. Also, you can always make alterations to your work. Since I have been back in college, criticism from my instructors is making me a stronger person. I really appreciate them for that.

Why I want to be a teacher?

I believe there are many talented young individuals in the world waiting to be discovered. I will get the opportunity to be a positive influence in someone's life. Student's can achieve many good things if they are determined. Also, I will encourage students to keep a positive attitude and outlook on their future. Some students are underestimating themselves and are low achievers because of it. Students are facing so many problems, such as single-parent families, raised by grandparents, low-income, exposure to drug activities, and other obstacles in their everyday life. When students focus on their goals, they can move past these stumbling blocks and be successful achievers. As for myself, I came to the realization that it was actually me that was hindering myself from higher achievements. I had to learn how to press on as far as I could before I thought about turning around. As I look back at the long road behind me, I can see myself alomost there.