- Bill Kauth
- Dallas, TX
- United States
Who has made a difference in your learning ability and creativity? Share your personal education failures, milestones, and successes...
This Sir Ken Robinson talk is a classic TED talk that will rev you up! I couldn't agree more with Sir Ken about his ideas on education. Laughter is good too!
But what about you? Has someone made a difference in your life? Where have you failed? Where have you succeeded?
Here's my life story: - In elementary school I skipped more days than I attended, I finally I graduated the 8th grade, tried the 9th grade three times, joined the US Army at 17 and got my GED, at age 21 I accepted Jesus Christ as my savior.
Then after an auto accident at age 30, I started college and studied Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Technology - that was when I finally had a counselor who helped me understand how to study, and what I was good at, and then I learned like never before - Computer Science, Physics, Math and more.
I completed almost two years of college with a 4.0 GPA, had several grants and awards, and was hired by a leading area company as an Associate Engineering Project Manager, before I could even complete my two year degree plan.
That college counselor took an interest in me and helped me understand myself like nobody had ever done before - that made a HUGE difference in my life! I also learned, It's Okay to Fail - just learn from it!
Parents, share with your children your personal education story.
Oh yes, at age 43 I got my dream job working for Microsoft as a Corporate Networking Support Engineer, but that's another story.
I give God the glory for the gift of His mercy & grace in Jesus Christ, without which I would be nothing... He has helped me learn more than I ever thought possible!