Next to working in news, I enjoy teaching others about media. This past Tuesday, Mario Page and I visited Bryant Primary and Intermediate Schools to talk to students about working in the news business.
We were invited by Mr. Sean Splawski, who teaches the first grade. Though the students were young, they paid attention, and even asked some great questions.
I love the classroom. I got my first taste of the teaching in 2001, when I started working as an adjunct instructor at Hillsborough Community College in Tampa. The experience motivated me to go grad school to get my Masters, which I’m close to completing.
Now, instead of just talking to students about field reporting, and live shots, I also share what I’m learning about blogging, and podcasting.
I told the students that by blogging they can write and report on things going on in their lives, and share their experiences with the world. It is always a great feeling to share a little knowledge.
PHOTO CREDIT: Mario Page