Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Blessed are the Flexible, Part II

Once again, flexibility is a virtue! I had to give an oral presentation of my Geography research paper today. I had a great Power Point prepared, complete with cool videos, BUT the projector in the classroom was broken. So, I had to give the presentation without visual aids. THEN I got to my history class to discover I had forgotten about the oral report I had to give for my paper in there. That was a bigger "flex" since I was totally unprepared.

So, what did I learn from this?
1. Hard work does pay off, even if it's not always immediately noticed. My Geography prof was impressed with my information.
2. Always have your flash drive and computer with you!! That's what saved my backside in History today!
3. ALWAYS be flexible!! 99% of the time, life does not go as planned. Suck it up, laugh about it, regroup with Plan B and move on!
4. If you can't dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with something else!

Whew! School is almost over. Fingers crossed that I will indeed graduate! Stay tuned . . .

1 comment:

E. Sheppard said...

I'm glad things turned out well today. Your story reminded me of my teacher observations, which consisted of me trying to show technology-laden lesson plans with no technology working. Ack! I had to wing it every time. Kudos to you for your successful winging it.