Saturday, August 25, 2012

Blog assignment 1

About Me

My name is Daniel Morgan and this post is about me. Currently I live in Calvert, Alabama with my parents and my younger sister. My family is very supportive of me and without them I would not be the person I am today. For fun I enjoy playing the Magic the Gathering card game. Unlike video games, Magic the Gathering allows me to go out and interact with my peers and make new friends.

The reason I decided to major in the education field is because I want to leave my mark on this world. It is my dream that one day I can look back and see that I have changed the world for the better. To ensure this happens, I enrolled at the University of South Alabama. This is the closest university to me that has the required necessities for me to reach my full potential. Another way I am being prepared is through my job. I am the evening manager at a truck stop in Axis, Alabama. This position gives me a healthy dose of responsibility and leadership skills required to educate. Evidence of this can be seen in training new cashiers, while I could just teach them what each button on the register does, however this wouldn't be half of their training. I must also instruct them on why you press each button and the companies' policy on different situations where pressing the button is not allowed. I believe these experiences will be beneficial to me when I begin my teaching career.

Randy Pausch on Time Management

While watching the video, several points Pausch made were things I have not thought about trying before. The first one being "What if I didn't do this?". I always assume that everything in my routine must be done. In fact I do not think that I have ever challenged this. Obviously the important things can not be questioned, but the small things can be. I can focus on the small things to make more time for the important things. The other point Pausch made was "Do the ugliest first.". This is the opposite of what I normally do, so instead of starting at top and going downhill, I have been working uphill the entire time. These techniques should increase the amount of time I have available.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

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.