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Sunday, August 28, 2011

Blog Post #1

Hello Everyone my name is Holly Fore and I am 29 years old and currently live in Atmore, Al. I have a wonderful 7 year old son named Andrew who is in 2nd grade. I really enjoy spending most of my free time doing activities with him. We love to do pretty much anything outdoors such as swimming , sports, riding ATVs, and horseback riding. I just recently bought him a miniature horse which he is learning to ride. I transferred to USA from Faulkner State Community College in the fall and hope to graduate in Fall of 2013 with a major in Elementary Education. I am really excited about taking Education classes, doing field experience and other activities involved in the Elementary Education field. I love working and being around children. It was a long journey getting here at USA but I made it, due to the fact that I have to work full time while going to  school. I went to Faulkner State mostly part time while getting my prerequisites for South. I currently work at Ashley Furniture Homestore in Mobile and Spanish Fort, AL. I have been with them now for 5 years as an Interior Designer. I have really enjoyed working for them and love my job but, I believe my real passion is teaching. I have always wanted to be a teacher since I was a little girl playing school. I believe EDM310 will be a great class to take and I will learn a lot when it comes to all the new technology out there now. I am a little nervous about this class because it take me a little while to figure out all this cool new stuff. But overall I am very excited about this class learning new things, and getting to know involved in the same journey I am in.

After watching the video of  Dr. Pausch I will now start doing some time management techniques to see if it will help me with managing my time more wisely. Dr. Pausch had very many  great tips such as making a to do list and getting the harder items done first. I am going to apply many of his tips to this class as well to see if it will help. I need all the help I can get with time management. I am a big procrastinator and really have to do better this semester. Also, having a plan is a great thing to have and you always can make changes to your plan just have to have one first.

I read the articles on Penn States website and feel it was very helpful. I have a really big problem with time management at home. At work and school I pretty much get done what I need to get done but when I get off and home things are different. I have a lot of distractions that are going to have to change. I am going to start using my planner more often and sticking to the plan as well as schedule as much as I can.  Organization also plays a big role in time management for me. If I feel like I am organized I can work better. So this semester I will try to use my planner, make designated time schedules for my work , and stay more organized.

1 comment:

  1. Hey Holly!

    Welcome to EDM310! I absolutely love horses! I got my first horse--a Welsh pony named Buck--when I was around the same age. I miss that pony.

    Hopefully you'll be able to keep to your resolution to manage your time effectively. I know I have the same issue with procrastination, but I've found that using Google Calendar really helps. You should definitely try it.

    Good luck with everything!