Friday, August 27, 2010

blog post 1

I have lived in Bayou La Batre, Alabama for all of my life. For those of you who may not be familiar with Bayou La Batre, it was featured in the movie Forrest Gump and is the “Seafood Capital of Alabama”. Although USA was not my first choice, it was definitely the best education offered for a fraction of the cost. Painting, decorating cakes, scrap booking, and basically any other creative outlets are my passions in life. I enjoy exhilarating activities such as bungee jumping and skydiving. I never want to live the same day over again, so I make sure that each is new and exciting. I want my students to feed off my enthusiasm for life so that they too, will see every day as if it is a new adventure. My family is my support system. I am fortunate enough to be surrounded by people that no matter how big or small a dream, they are always there to encourage me to fulfill it. As a teacher I will make it my responsibility to motivate every student to follow his or her dream what ever they may be. History was always my weakness in high school, just because I just found the memorizing and recalling facts method to be so dull that I lost interest in class altogether. This was true all through high school until my senior history teacher took our class on a journey. Instead of hearing about how Jefferson governed Virginia during 1779 and 1780, I had the opportunity to experience it when I went to colonial Williamsburg. Instead of reading about the concentration camps in Europe, I was able to experience it through the eyes of Paula Wajcman at the Holocaust Museum. My goal is to make history come alive for students. I want to inspire students to travel, explore and discover the all that history has to offer. Traveling would have to be my number one passion in life. Since my current position in life is a college student working two part time jobs and still living at home, traveling is not as accessible as I wish it would be. As of right now, I am saving up to go to Alaska in September of 2012 (best month of the best year for solar activity) because I have always wanted to see Aurora Borealis (northern lights). Until then I'll just be taking on one day at a time and conquering each adventure as it comes.


  1. An ally in my fight against burpback education! Great.

  2. Hi Paige,

    I am a fellow student in EDM310. Loved your blog. You have inspired me with your passion for history and your story about how history was not your favorite subject until your senior year your teacher brought it "alive" for you. I also have a similar story. I was not at all interested in literature until I got to Faulkner State over 10 years ago and had an incredible literature teacher who brought great writers alive for me and I changed my major to Education. You have a passion for life and learning and its contagious! Never stop your desire to travel and keep learning isn't that what teaching is all about anyway? We have to keep learning and trying new things.

    Jessica Hadaway

  3. That is a beautiful blog and i want to do the post to it. The
    Painting and Decorating
    is also very interesting and i want to be the first to do the post in that.