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Tech Task 10 February 15, 2009

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This is what I have come up with thus far for Tech Task 10.  I really like this assignment but struggled a bit with what I was actually supposed to do. As I replied to Dean, anything that requires me to be creative causes me a bit of anxiety (especially when I am in a class that is full of Arts Ed. majors, yikes!). I have to say that I am more the athlete type and when it comes to artistic creativity I fell victim to the topic of Sir Ken Robinson’s presentation very early on in life. Oh well, I am trying and that is all that I can ask of myself.

(If you click on the picture it will take you to another page where the image is full size! You will be able to see it better.)

The four pictures that I have chosen for this assignment reflect what is important to me and has helped shape me into the person that I am. First of all, my family are the the most important people in my life, hands down. I love them all very much and love to spend time with them! I have been blessed to grow up with wonderful parents who were able to teach me so much about life and what it means to be a good person. They encouraged me to believe in myself, be confident, stand up for myself, and many more important lessons. My siblings are also very important to me and they are three of my best friends! I never would have thought that when we were growing up in, we would have ended up that way…there were a lot of fights throughout the years…just ask Tayler, he could tell you!

The third picture is of me golfing this summer in a tournament with my older brother, Steve. Golfing has been an integral part of my life for the past 12 years or so. I love being out on the course, trying to work around the course and beat the previous round, competing with myself on a daily basis, and that perfect feeling of hitting a great shot…man is there anything better, not in my opinion! I golfed a lot in high school, to the point that I spent everyday at the course in the summer. I golfed competitively throughout high school, finishing 6th in provincials in grade 11. After a pretty major and prolonged wrist injury I stopped golfing competitively but I still continued to golf all the time! This past summer I decided that it was time to get back into it…I played in my first competitive tournament in 6 years and it was extremely nerve wracking. I learned a lot about myself that week, especially how much I love golfing and playing in tournaments. I have started to work with an excellent golf coach and my goal is to win Amatuer provincials, get a spot on the provincial team and go to Nationals. With hard work, I think that this goal is attainable.

The last picture is of my faculty advisor at the University of Regina, Dr. Cyril Kesten, and some of the other Business Education majors I have gone to school with for the past 4 years. We attended a conference together last year. We had a lot of fun! Besides that they have each taught me a lot about myself and what it means to be a good teacher (which is another one of my goals in life). They have each become an important part of my life and I know that they will impact the rest of my teaching career and if I’m lucky the my life in general!