Saturday, August 28, 2010

Blog Assignment 1

Hey everybody, my name is Joshua King.  I go by Josh.  My major is science education!  My interests and hobbies are what actually brought me to the University of South Alabama.  I love drums and marching band.  This will be my second year marching the snare drum with the Jaguar Marching Band.  Also, I'm deeply interested in chemistry, astronomy, and biology (probably in that order).  So, generally all those things brought me to South. 

I grew up in Andalusia, Alabama (for those of you who do not know, it is about a 2 hour drive north of Mobile).  Most of my raising was done by my momma and grandparents on the outskirts of a small town.  I have an older brother and a sister-in-law that are very close to me.  I attended a  fairly small school, which I graduated with 95 other students.  Other things I enjoy are music, sci-fi movies, cooking, and eating amazingly awesome food!

What lead me to want to be an educator?  After finishing high school, the band director asked me to instruct the drum-line, which I have been doing for three years now.  From that experience, I got a small taste of the joy and excitement of using my time and energy to help others succeed!  My other deciding factor came while I was sitting in a biology class at a community college.  Our teacher was terrible! He had no passion for the subject matter.  All he did was read lecture notes, and then we took tests. I'm not really sure why, but after that class I plunged head first to be a well rounded educator of science.  


  1. Hey Josh, It's nice to meet you. My name is Chris and like you I enjoy science but my calling came as a math teacher so that is what I followed. It brought me to South to continue my education towards becoming a high school math teacher and eventually a professor at a college or university. So good luck in your science teachings.

  2. I think there must be 25 or more musicians in EDM310 this semester.

  3. Your experience with biology is very similar to how my interest in math has developed over the past few semesters-- after my elem ed degree. I plan on pursuing a master's in math. I guess, with the right outlook and being hard headed, bad teachers aren't so bad after all!