Throughout my whole life I have always known that I wanted to be a teacher. I am naturally a very indecisive person and don't tend to make decisions well but that is one thing that I have always known is right and have never strayed from it. I grew up in a wealthy school district that really didn't have much diversity. I kind of just got used to certain types of people and almost forgot that there were people and children that we much different than what I was used to.
Coming to Texas A&M this past fall I had to be involved in the HOSTS program in the Bryan school district. This was a very eye opening experience for me because I was dealing with kids that were completely opposite than me and what I was used to. It really tested me at first and really made me think if this is what I wanted to do with my life. After I got used to it I really enjoyed working with these kids and really helping them. It created this passion in me to help kids that are less fortunate and are different than the kids I'm used to working with. Right now I'm even planning to go overseas on a mission trip to help kids in Africa. I'm not sure if this is the direction I want to take my career path, but I think that it is definitely a good experience to step out and help these kids that need it most and are so different from what I'm used to.
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
It is already very apparent that technology has and will continue to become a very important aspect of my future career as a teacher. Today, schools do almost everything online and are always adding new electronic devices to make learning better and more up to date. Schools have new projectors to display information and teach and also have many more ways to teach children using technology. Schools also have many different new electronics to teach children with learning disabilities. For the future I can really see the way of teaching changing as technology increases. There will probably be better and more efficient ways to run a school through new technological advances in the coming years.
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
In today's world everything is on the Internet. With new trends and innovations almost every week people are seeming to revolve their whole life around the Internet. Now, thanks to virtual worlds like Second Life people are even able to create separate lives from their own to form relationships and work with other virtual people. These virtual worlds are becoming such a popular tend that they have the potential to effect my future career. I could see things like Second Life being used to communicate with my fellow co-workers and having sort of a separate life in that virtual community. Even though Second Life is becoming more popular and it has the possibility to work it's way into my future career, I don't see this happening anytime soon or having a big effect. My future career is in education and I can't think of a way that this would be beneficial. As a teacher you need to interact with people on a personal level and don't really see Second Life being useful.