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This week I would like you to use your imagination. You have just won the lottery and will leave your teaching post immediately to travel around the world. As you leave your keys you meet your replacement. You are asked to give this new teacher just ONE piece of advice. What would that be, and why? Enjoy your world expedition!

Blog Post - Week 7
This past week in my own teaching I felt a little disconnected which prompts my question to you, "What was the moment (or moments) when I felt most disconnected or disengaged as a teacher - the moment(s) I said to myself, I'm just going through the motions here?"

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 6
For the past couple of weeks you have experienced asynchronous online learning (doing modules by yourself). Previously this semester you have experienced synchronous online learning (all together in the Collaborate room). Which do you think is more effective and why do you think that? Which do you like better, and why?

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 5
This week we have what we call "open mic." You can write a post about anything related to your teaching that you would like responses from your classmates.

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 4
Here is this week's question: "What was the event that most took me surprise this week - and event that shook me up, caught me off guard, gave me a jolt, or made me unexpectedly happy?"

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 3
Please write a post about the following question, "In thinking about my past week teaching what is one thing I would do differently, and why?"

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 2
Please write a post about the following question, " In thinking about my teaching activities this past week, of what do I feel most proud? Why?"

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 1
Describe something you used in your program in the first weeks of school that you learned in the summer NTI program. How did it work? Did it get you off to a stronger start than last year?

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Open Mic Pathways or Not That's the Question

Why are we telling kids that they don't need a pathway?
Why are we telling kids that they won't need concentration?
Are they telling us to look for a job?
Somebody explain to me what's going on


Shane C. said...

You know Walter, I was thinking the same thing. To the best of my knowledge, they are mixing us in with secondary language classes. They may chose to concentrate or not. They must also choose between us or a foreign language class which I have no worries about. This is just the information I recieved. I think its all gonna be alright.

Toni said...


Toni said...


There have and will be some major changes to career tech next year. I don't know al of the detail, but I do know that the students no longer have to choose a career pathway. You know the diploma requirements are changing and next year there will be only one diploma for incoming freshmen, so we will eventually just be elective course with no career pathway.

Connie said...

Yes, I hope all these changes will be for the better. Guess we will all find out soon enough...

Trevor said...

I think everything will be ok. As of next year students will have to complete 16 credits, which includes 4 science. All CTE subjects if taken will be counted as 2 credits. Pathway will be ok.

Steven Vinsant said...

GPS Pathways are being implemented in 3 phases. Tech Prep is being eliminated; however, the students will still be encouraged to pick a vocational pathway.

Bottom line we will have to recruit more than usual to make sure that are classes stay full.