Friday, January 27, 2012

Blog Post #1

Words that describe ME

My name is Linda Garscha. I am a forty-four year old full time student at the University of South Alabama pursuing a degree in elementary education.
I married a very caring and supporting man in May of 2011. My husband, Greg, works at ThyssenKrupp in Calvert and will be attending U.S.A in the fall. I am the proud mother of two children, Stephen and Patty. I also have two beautiful grandchildren, Brooklyn and Christian.
I have a passion to teach others new things as well as being taught new things. I am convinced that I have always wanted to be a teacher since I was around six years old when I had my first student, my sister Aimee. My sister has been an elementary school teacher for about 10 years.
I enjoy reading, cooking and spending time with my family and friends, which is difficult when you are a full time student. I am looking forward to learning new and exciting things in EDM310 since I am not familiar with the technology that is being presented in class.

"Falling to plan is planning to Fail"--Randy Pausch

Randy Pausch has several examples on how to manage your time wisely such as having a written list. I thoroughly believe in written lists, because if you don't write it down you might forget what needs to be done and when it needs to be completed as well as it can be crossed out when an assignment is done. Planning ahead also can make life easier. Making a to-do list using a calendar will give you a visual to aide you in what appointments you may have or class assignments that need to be finished by a certain day. My mom used to tell me when I was younger, "You never have time to do it right the first time but plenty of time to do it right the second time". This is why I ALWAYS make lists.


  1. Hi Linda,
    I'm Emily Nadeau a fellow classmate! I am also a full time student and exciting about teaching! Congratulations on getting married that is such an exciting time that am looking forward to one day. I knew when I was little that I wanted to teach. I am the oldest of three girls and we would always play teacher and I was ALWAYS the teacher. I am 20 years old so I know I have a lot of learning to do. Family is such an important thing and I am glad that it is important to you as well.

    I agree with writing lists! I also have to write everything down or I forget. I have a memo pad on my phone and I am always leaving myself reminders. I am excited to teaching as well. Good luck not only with this class but your others as well! :)

  2. If everyone made lists this class would go a lot smoother!

    Welcome to EDM310.

  3. Welcome to EDM 310! Prepare for a semester of learning!