For my independent learning project for the Literacy in the Digital Age class is how to become a better barrel racer/rodeo athlete.
The above photo is a picture taken of me by Geraldine Ruetuer, riding my horse Hobby.
If I could spend my time learning anything in the world I would devote my time into learning drills, researching professionals, and practicing to become a better rodeo athlete. I think that this project for the class is wonderful.
Even though I want to learn more about this and implement it into my life, now I will have to and be receiving a grade for something I want to do and something that I enjoy personally. I think that this assignment will make this class enjoyable and we will learn a lot about each other, and a lot about something that we all want to learn about and enjoy individually.
One of the most important things in my life is rodeo. It is something that I do to make money, it is something that I do to relieve stress, it is something that I do to meet new people and to socialize with my friends, it is something that I do to keep me in shape, and most importantly it is something that i do to make myself happy.
I would love to spend more time learning new drills, new things to teach my horse, practicing with my horse, and talking to professionals to better myself. This is important to me as a college student as well. My freshman and sophomore year college rodeo paid for my tuition, books, and fees through a rodeo scholarship. This is important to me as a future teacher simply because it is what makes me happy. If i am happy in my class room I can teach my students in a better mood and in a better way.
There are many different ways that would be a good use of my time for this project. I can spend my time watching video tutorials of problem solving, of mental focus, of different drills, and more. I can also spend my time communicating with my idols. Some of my idols include Martee Pruitt, Ashley Schaffer, Cheryl Robinson, and a few others. I would really enjoy every second of this learning experience because every aspect that I learn will contribute to becoming a better rodeo athlete, and achieving my dreams. Below is a picture of the barrel horses that I am trying to make into all-stars currently. The gray horse on the right is Reno and the black horse with the amazing heart on his forehead is Gus.