PF: Tell the reader about your role at Concordia. What faculty do you work in?
BB: I teach in the Faculty of Education.
PF: What attracted you to this area?
BB: As long as I can remember, I’ve always wanted to be a school teacher. Teaching pre-service teachers has always been a goal of mine.
PF: Have you ever considered teaching something else?
BB: I enjoy teaching Physical Education. I’m teaching a variety of Physical Education classes. I’m absolutely teaching what I’ve always enjoyed teaching.
PF: What is your favourite part of your job?
BB: My favourite part of my job is playing a part in people’s journey of education. I enjoy watching people learn and become what I feel is a very important profession, school teachers.
PF: What is your favorite hobby or activity away from work?
BB: My favourite hobby is swimming. I love to swim and to bike and run through the river valley. I also really love to spend time with my family doing a variety of different physical activities.
PF: What is your favorite movie and why?
BB: My favourite movies are the “Rocky” movies; I grew up with them. It’s a toss up between “Rocky 1” and “Rocky 4” for my favourite.
PF: What is your dream vacation spot?
BB: I’d love to visit Ireland someday.
PF: If you could have any superpower, what would you choose?
BB: I think flying would be fun. It would be fun to be able to fly anywhere in the world, and I think it would be an enjoyable new hobby I could venture out into.
PF: Do you have any advice for students entering their first year?
BB: Enjoy it. Work hard, be passionate, and demonstrate your passion, whatever that may be. The more you read, the more you learn. And the more you engage in class, the more you’re going to get out of it.
Thank you Dr. Bradford for a great interview. It was my pleasure to be able to have had a great conversation with you.
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Dr. Bradford would like to provide you with ideas on organizing time and stress during the school year.
“The best antidote [to stress] is time management. Time management involves skills that anyone can learn.” These skills include:
“Schedule your time”
“Develop a game plan”
“Identify Time Robbers”
“Make the most of classes”
“Develop an efficient study style”
“Focus on the task at hand”
“Break bigger tasks into smaller ones”
“Keep your workplace in order”
Hales & Lauzon (2015) p. 65-66