Jerry James - Professor of Human Anatomy & Physiology
Why do I teach? I teach because I have been given the ability to help students learn large amounts of complex material in a logical, coherent, retainable manner. A complex concept is nothing more than a series of simple concepts logically interconnected. I help students make those connections.
The human body is a marvelous piece of craftsmanship - God's masterpiece of creation. I enjoy revealing its intricacies to inquisitive and appreciative students.
"Teaching is more than just telling. Learning is more than just listening."
People tend to fulfill your expectations of them. If you expect little then little is what they deliver. If you expect much then people strive to deliver much. Most of us are capable of much more than we realize. In my classroom I set the bar a bit higher than what most students can comfortably reach and then I do all I can to enable students to reach it.
Every teacher should bring to their classroom: knowledge of the subject, enthusiasm for teaching, as well as organized and effective teaching methods.
Every student should come with: enthusiasm for learning, a teachable spirit, and effective study habits.
When all these are present at the same time the classroom is a great place to be and I have the best job in the world!
Born and raised in south Texas (Brownsville) where I was active in the Scouting program and Explorer Scouts until age 20. Eagle Scout. Graduate of Texas Southmost College, Graduate of Texas A&M University. Gig 'em Aggies!!! Graduate of University of Houston, Clear Lake campus
...everyone is able to thrive not just survive
...everyone and can know right from wrong and is free to choose to do right
- ...we are capable of much more than we realize
- ...everyone can make a positive difference in this world
Recreational interests: Cycling, volleyball, tennis, hiking, canoeing, kayaking, white-water rafting, fishing, hunting, sailing, snorkeling, and snow skiing.
Previous Occupations: dishwasher, cook, cashier, laboratory assistant, and licensed plumber.
11 years experience teaching volleyball, racquetball, tennis, archery, and as Director of an Intramural Sports Program;
7 yrs. in EMS - 5 as a Paramedic
20+ years teaching Human Anatomy and Physiology
7+ years teaching Nutrition