This blog is intended for my course at St. Cloud State University. The intent is to give you insight into my classroom, teaching philosophy and personality. I plan on writing periodically as items peak my interest. This is a public forum, feel free to comment, but it is for the world to see. Please exclude from using names or specific topics that can be related to individuals. This should be a place for freedom of expression and learning.
With that out of the way. I decided to pursue a career in education after the experiences I had serving as an Infantry Non-Commissioned Officer in the United States Army's 82nd Airborne Division. It was the most eye opening experience of my life; specifically being a mentor, a leader and sometimes a parental figure to young adults. I experienced a feeling of importance in young adults that I have never felt before; providing purpose, motivation and direction in their lives. Most importantly watching them succeed after they had never given themselves the chance