I believe in doing the best I can in whatever I am doing, whenever I am doing anything. This was instilled in me by my first boss, the stories of both of my grandfathers, and an interim president during my undergraduate studies.
Do you want to work or do you want a job? ~Carol Berry~
Do the best you can or leave it alone. Don't half do anything! ~George Glen~
Whatever you do, be the best at it. ~Eugene Segres, Sr.~
Do the best you can with what you've got. ~Retired Chief Justice Ernest A. Finney, Jr.~
I believe that everyone can learn. When others can do better, I do all I can to push them to do so. Not only do I take on the responsibility of providing content specific information, I also require that rules be followed and that learners take personal responsibility and ownership of improving and advancing their education. I really like to know that learners actually understand all concepts presented. Incorporating one-on-one and small group activities into presentations, in addition to pre- and post- discussions, allow me to individually speak with learners to more accurately assess their understanding. My goal is to have learners reflect back on the time spent with me as a stepping stone to achieving their lifelong goals; a time of exuding confidence in themselves and their capabilities.