So here we go.
My first blog post. Not going to lie, It’s taken me a while, as I’m not good at the whole writing things down thing so I thought the best thing to do before I start my blog was to tell you why I’m here.
My name is Emma Taylorson, I’m currently in my second year at the University of Plymouth studying BEd Primary Education and specialising in ICT. I have a passion for ICT and Technology some would say a little too much, as I’m also a part-time computer sales advisor and have been for little over 3 years. I’m now 19, so I came to university straight from A-Levels, moved far away from home and my roots, giving myself independence and so far I’m loving it, perhaps the best decision I have ever made.
When all of my peers at university spoke about writing their blogs I thought, I can’t do that, what will I write about. Sure it’s difficult, but I approached it in the same way that I completed my GCSE’s and A-Levels, with determination to always do my best, and without them I wouldn’t be where I am today. I have learnt from my own education that what ever task is set or put in front of me, if I don’t seize the opportunity to do it then I’m never going to get to where I want to be in life. This is a similar approach that I want the children in my class to have with obstacles that they might face.
So my education and background in ICT and Technology. I have A-Levels in ICT, Media and Graphic design and AS Levels in Accounting. It wasn’t easy getting my qualifications and I didn’t have the easiest education. School for me may have been different to others, a three-tier system in my local area ment that I studied at a First school – yrs 1 -4, Middle school – yrs 5 – 8 and High school yrs 9 -13 where I also completed a small amount of my A-Levels. My First school was one of the best experiences I have ever had and often I have wished that I could go back to being a student there again. Perhaps this is what inspired me to become a Teacher alongside some of the fantastic role models I have. Middle school for me was not so much of a good experience, being bullied about my initials.. E.T.. isn’t fun, and resulted in my self-esteem and confidence being knocked quite badly. Finally High school, where I achieved all that makes me who I am and gets me here at university today. Although like I’ve mentioned it wasnt easy. Four different Sixth-forms and colleges later and then I had my A-levels.
I haven’t always wanted to be a teacher, although it was the first thing I ever wanted to be. Like many children I wanted to be a vet, and then later on an Accountant before finally realising when completing a volunteering project in a primary school, that actually my passion is teaching and helping children to be their best – making a difference. I have learnt a lot of things in 19 years but the one thing that really stands out for me is to always have a positive outlook on life no matter what it throws at you. Hopefully I will be able to give the children in my class some of the best opportunities to enrich their learning and education that is physically possible by putting 110% in and getting a child to achieve their full potential out of it.
Finally as my head teacher used to say ‘aim for the sky’s not the tree tops!’
*Follow me @EmmTaylorson – on twitter - I have lots of questions and could re-site a complete text about digital technology and the future of it, but what exactly goes into a blog? My ideas – hopefully they will be helpful or thought provoking to some of you reading this.*