Hello! Kedu! My name is Ngozi, I am currently an employee of NSMIT at the University of Houston main campus.
My interests lie in the creation of fun interactive educational programming that can be used to teach children no matter their socio-economic status. I am particularly interested in language learning and History!
I got very interested in history because of the movies I would watch growing up, and so I have the dream of creating my own historical television series one day. ( I just have to figure out a way for it to be as educational as it is entertaining)
This portfolio is just one step towards my goal of becoming more visible online, so thank you for being a part of it!
Find out more about my professional experiences in the online version of my resume found in the "Resume" tab.
I do not believe I have a teaching philosophy; however, I do have a learning philosophy that is very much modeled after one of my favorite quotes:
'There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots; the other, wings.' - W. Hodding Carter II
I believe that everything is built on the basics; once a person has a grasp of the basics, they can always maneuver any twists and turns they may encounter.
This need for a grasp of the basics, or of one’s roots, is why I am extremely interested in history and culture. As an African, I have grown up with a history that was told to me from the perspective of the ‘other’, and honestly, I do not want future generations to be raised with that standard as well. This is why I am extremely interested in being a part of the Africans bringing history out from the books and putting it out on the big and small screens.
One way I apply this philosophy is through the reenactment of basic everyday activities that were done in a culture before colonization, such as weaving, sewing and the likes; and then using these activities to expose students to other aspects of that specific culture (such as the hidden meanings behind specific designs and so on).