Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Hello again,

Well, class #2 of Intro to Portfolio is in the books. Another interesting round of discussions on the different types of people in our class using 3 or 4 different self-assessments.

I think Andy (Instructor) is hoping to help us see that in order to be good supervisors, we must understand the differences in people that we might see. I enjoy the classroom time much more than I expected. The 4 hour classes go by quickly.

I still need to work on my self-discipline as to getting homework done. Knock the 10 year rust off and what not.

And quickly because next Tuesday is our final class for Intro to Portfolio, and 8 reflection papers are due. After that, credit #1 will be in the books.

Hope this finds you all well and we'll speak at you later.

Jonny K.

Monday, August 25, 2008


Hello All,

As part of my homework for my Intro to Portfolio class, I took some self-assessments.

You answer a series of questions and then use the results to put you into certain classes of people. Meyers-Briggs was one of the assessments, I'm sure some of you have heard of them.

When I read the explanation of the class that I fell in, I was amazed. It was like someone had written a book on the way I am and feel.

It's almost scary. I can't wait to get to class tomorrow and discuss it with the others.

I also picked up my materials for my Microsoft Word and Excel I classes. Self directed, work at home and then take to school for grading. Hopefully it's not too hard.

I'll let you know how it goes.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

First Class

Well, by 5:15 I was ready to puke with nervousness but I managed to make it into my seat.

There was two of the twenty students who were late, which I was surprised to see to say the least.

After about 15 minutes, my nervousness was gone and I was feeling pretty comfortable.

The instructor and my fellow classmates seem very nice. The instructor's name is Andy Glaza. He has a double master's degree. He does not allow people to call him "sir" or "mister", only Andy. He says that he does not shine any brighter than any of his students and while he appreciates the respect, he does not require it.

We went through a little on building portfolio's of our accomplishments and experiences. We did a little exercise where we needed to learn about a fellow classmate and then introduce them to the rest of the class.

All in all, a very good first day. I'm still very nervous about the time I will need to come up with to put the work in, but I'm sure I'll find it somewhere.

Oh yeah, 4 hours of homework for next Tuesday's class.

Back to LTC tonight to pick up my materials for my Microsoft Word classes. Talk to you all later.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Day One

Well folks, it's lunchtime here at work. I'm anxiously awaiting my first day at school in over 10 years.

I'm pursuing a Associate's Degree of Applied Science in the field of Supervisory Management. (Sounds official, I know.)

Anyway, I'll be adding to this blog periodically to let you know how I'm doing and maybe get a laugh or two along the way.

Wish me luck!