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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?

Saturday, February 6, 2010

"Fight for the Perkins Loan"

Why do CTE teachers need to fight for the Perkins Loan - We as CTE teachers need to fight for the Perkins Money because this affects us as teachers as well as the students that we teach and may teach in the future. As a teacher, I want to provide the best and the most for my students. I care about them and I want them to do well in the program as well as when they leave the program to further their education and work to achieve their goals. One of the key factors in this is the funding. It takes money to effectively educate our students and to make sure that they have as many opportunities possibles to be successful. With more money, this could be an opportunity to advance our programs. It could also be the opportunity purchase updated equipment and supplies. This would inturn allow us to make sure that our teaching is current and up to date. This would also help us make sure that our students are well skilled for the competitive job market.


Redding said...

I agree with your blog about fighting for the Perkins grant. Providing the best for our students includes being current educationally and technically. Funds are needed to provide our students with current equipment in order to provide hands on skills training.
Consumable supplies like tape, gauze, ace wraps, gloves, etc. are expensive and are quickly depleted. Educational resources like training dvds and cds are also very expensive. Funds are also needed to support programs which incorporate students in the workplace. Obviously, funding is needed to support educational opportunities for teachers as well. We would not be able to function without the Perkins grant.
Melissa Redding

Angel said...

Hello Penelope,

I enjoyed reading your post. First I would like to say I totally agree with you. The program provides so many opportunities for teachers and the students. This program can not go ignored. CTE teachers must have this program to continue to educate and train our students. The skills we train our students on gives them a sense of ownership. I also think the funding is a great support. Honestly, we shouldn't have to fight for it, it should be given freely.