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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?

Monday, March 10, 2008

What I've Learned

Skills USA is a ripoff!!!!!!!! The prices keep going up and we cant afford to go. State comp this year is our prom weekend so we cant stay 2 nights at the motel. Since we only booked 1 night they upped our room rate to $199 a night. That is ridiculous. We wont be goin to SkillsUSA


Mortissa said...

I totally agree with you. We are requird to participate, but there are no real incentives. The kids can't come up with the money needed to go, so we never have that many students participating. Trying to get a fundraiser or even get the kids to participate in a fundraiser is like pulling teeth.

Julie J. said...

I hear you as well!! HOSA is a joke and a money laundering scheme. We are expected to do these things but thankfully my school system is backing me up on this. I will no longer participate in HOSA related activities. No point in us lining anymore pockets. I wonder if Skills is the same way?!?!?!

joec said...

While there are some benefits to participating in SKILLS, there are some obvious drawbacks.Lots of folks can't pony up the first fee, let alone the competition fees. Fundraisres are tough; most of our tech-prep students have 0 to no interest in that.

Trevor said...

I do understand what each of you are saying about skillsMy program got a lot of help from our career tech department.We are taking 35 students and 5 teachers to state compition in April. The only cost to the students is $60.00.Should any of these students win first place the cost for them to to go to National is only $120.00 Last year we sent 11 students they won 1 first and 2 seconds. The automotive is the only department that does fund raising.