Sunday, August 28, 2011

Randy Pausch on time management

I took the time to watch Mr. Pausch's video on time management, and i think he had some really good points. Americans as a whole do tend to only focus on money and not on time, and that people love to procrastinate. I am very guilty of the latter, however I think Mr. Pausch had the right idea when he was talking about making a to do list for each day as well as a plan for the day, week, and semester. Its all about giving yourself a goal to work toward, as well as a reminder of what you are supposed to be doing, and by doing things on those lists giving yourself a sense of accomplishment for a job well done.

This is a bit about me.

My name is Jedd Ashton House, and i am 20 yrs. old. I came from an incredibly small town called Excel Alabama. If you are driving and you just so happen to blink you quite literately just missed the whole town. I have worked as everything from a hardware store clerk to a lumberjack, plumber, carpenter, mason, landscaper, and almost anything in between. I grew up in a family of loggers, millwrights, and farmers, but i was always good at teaching. With the help of some of my favorite teachers pointing me in the right direction, I came down to the University of South Alabama with high hopes of becoming a teacher myself and thereby giving back to the community. On an unrelated note, I have always been interested in martial arts, and self defense, and I have trained in a variety of styles, often times taking what I see as most practical and incorporating it with what i already know. I enjoy teaching martial arts, and history. Both subjects have the same general story lines, "man takes a hard knock on the head, and learns what not to do when he tries again" , which is why i find them so interesting, and at times funny.