Class Survey

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.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BfJpceTnX6n/?utm_medium=share_sheet     

    Looking for Alaska: free download. Ebooks library. On-line books store on Z-Library (1lib.us)

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?