Hi, I am Tyler Capron (he/him/his) and I am originally from Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. As a freshman in college, I currently intend on pursuing a future in high school English. I personally enjoy writing, hiking, hammocking, listening to music, and drawing. Throughout high school I was a pole vaulter. Now I like to stay active by lifting and running. On-campus, I am currently in the Leadership Scholars Program. I hope to get involved in student government on campus and a few service clubs as well! I am a big family and friends guy. Chances are if you are around me often you mean a lot to me. One value I never intend on losing is empathy. I always try to lead with compassion, and I never want to become jaded while discovering all the wonderful aspects of the world around me. Below are a few links including a short video, which encompasses my message, and also to my favorite book, Looking for Alaska by John Green which expresses the value of life, compassion, and relationships we form.
In the classroom, I find myself most comfortable and open to taking intellectual and creative risks when my peers are open, accepting, validating, yet willing to give constructive criticism. It is important to establish a classroom where students are both comfortable, yet challenged. The balance is both effective and positive.
The most memorable experience as a student was having a conversation with one of my favorite teachers, Mr. Dunn. It was nothing out of the ordinary, yet I remember having a moment of realization and coming to the conclusion that I wanted to be an educator. He was the teacher that brought forth the idea to me that teaching goes far beyond the classroom. I guess I just never really gained that from my education prior.
A question I have for both Dr. Shutkin and the class is simply:
Why Education? What brought you to this point and what keeps you going?