By Mike Brewer; The Whetstone
Q: How long have you been teaching?
A: About 18 years
Q: How has teaching changed for you over the years?
A: My very first class I knew about the job, but as far as having a plan on how to teach, I learned as I went along, so my learning how to teach has gotten better
Q: What kind of classes do you teach?
A: In the fall, microcomputer applications, which is my first time teaching that, and academic success strategies, which are freshman classes. In the spring, I teach two upperclassmen classes, which are sports entrepreneurship and sports communications.
Q: What is your favorite class to teach?
A: Academic strategies
Q: Why is it your favorite?
A: I feel like I get stuff out of the class because it’s a lot of good strategies on how to handle adversity, make good choices; also it helps with study skills, but I like the class because of personal development
Q: Do you get any rewards from teaching?
A: Well, getting paid, but also intrinsic rewards because it makes you feel good when the students learn something
Q: What was your major in college?
A: I started undeclared. I was unsure of what I wanted to do, but I ended up majoring in communications.
Q: What made you choose that major?
A: A senior quarterback told me to check out his radio show, so I did, and when I got there I thought to myself, man, this is pretty cool
Q: What was your worst or most interesting job as a student?
A: Working in the cafeteria was an interesting job. I remember making 80 sandwiches on one of the road trips I went on. Before we went on the trip, I can remember being tested a little. Someone was throwing something on the counter where the drinks were, thinking they were funny, so it was challenging being able to keep my cool in that situation.
Q: Where were you born and raised?
A: Wilmington Del. lived on Scott Stree until I was about 8, and then moved to Clayton Street, which is two blocks up
Q: Do you have any favorite movies?
A: When I was in college. I loved Goodfellas
A: We always watched Goodfellas back then.
Q: Do you have a favorite book, poem, or screenplay?
A: Some of the books from my doctor on teen culture. There’s this one that this high school coach wrote that’s pretty interesting.
Q: What is your favorite music genre or artist?
A: I like all kinds of music but I grew up in the city and 94.7. It used to be a rock station and it changed to country, and I never changed it on my dial. I like country now.