I am usually ready to move on My personality type has always been very driven. I enjoy having a busy to-do list, and I get anxious when I stay in one place for too long. When I was younger, I dreamed of an ambitious life- one with travel and adventure. It was no surprise when … Continue reading Saying goodbye to my Reds- that was hard.
My job as an extended care teacher When I was an undergraduate, I worked at a private elementary school as a second and third grade extended care teacher. This was probably one of my favorite jobs growing up. I am a very relational person, and thus a very relational teacher. I heard once that students … Continue reading Past students that inspire me today
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Apparently, I never liked school My mom said something funny to me recently, “you know Emily, you never really liked school.” … um, what? I responded, “but mom, I am so good at school.” I am good at school. I am twenty-one years old and about to graduate with my Master’s in June. But my … Continue reading My mom believes in that extra “push”
It has been one of those weeks where I clench on to my to-do list and focus on what needs to be done. This is the habit I fall into when things become unsettling, but it often leaves me tired and uninspired. I focus on the day and do only what needs to be done … Continue reading Mentor motivation: Kristina Kuzmic
When I moved to Savannah, I had no desire to go back into education. I had worked in childcare throughout my undergraduate career, and quite frankly, I was over it. The kids in Nashville had worn me out. But it's not their fault; I was bound to get tired eventually with the pressure I was … Continue reading Taylor keeps life simple
Moment of truth Graduation is slowly approaching, and I am drained. I have been sprinting these past four years trying to reach something that will make Little Emily proud. I've always had very high expectations for myself. I want to be successful, but I also want to do something that creates impact. The industry that … Continue reading If you want to learn, create time to play
My first job When I was 16, I started my first job as a summer lifeguard at the town pool. I could not have asked for a better first job experience. I worked with all my friends and got paid to sit outside all day. While some may find the tasks of a lifeguard boring … Continue reading Informal swim lessons with my girls
Cannon keeps it simple