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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?

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Skills USA competition and Career Expo

I'm going to the Skills USA competition and Career Expo at Columbus Tech today. Fancy this, in order to draw more interest into our programs (CTAE), our guidance department has decided to choose the students themselves that will go with us to tour the competition. We all have many students who have great talent but for some reason are not interested enough in Skills USA to become a member. They've never been to a competition. We thought if they saw one they just might get interested. Well, the guidance department isn't going to let us choose the students we feel would get the most out of it at this point and I just don't get it. With all of the encouragement that they have already recieved about thier great skills a visit to a Skills competition might be the one last boost they need to get involved don't you think? Duh!


Jessie H said...

I'm as mystified as you are. This seems to have been Administration From &*%# Week.

Mr. Vinsant will have to check my spelling on that last word.

Connie said...

Dwayne, that is just NUTS!! What are they thinking!!

Yes, Mr. Vinsant please check that word. I don't normally use profanity but the "F" word keeps popping up in my mind over crazy things like this! Errrrr....