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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?

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

My Contribution to the Fight for Perkins Funds.

I believe that Educators must continually fight for Perkins Funds because, from my experience, highly skilled tradespersons are in high demand. Also from the hard trades perspective tools are not made to last forever. Upkeep and replacement of tools are a constant battle. Furthermore, it's important to expose the students to the most current building materials and hardware as possible. In order to compete in today's marketplace, knowledge of Green building practices are becoming an everyday requirement. I am currently researching materials for building solar voltaic cell panels. These are technologies of the future. It is very important for tradepersons here in the US are able to compete in the global marketplace. I will try to form my lessons with that in mind.

1 comment:

Patrick said...

We really do need to fight for these funds to replentish our equipment. I have found that most academic teachers have no clue how much we really need every year just to make it work. Tools break as you said. Equipment that does not break still may need some type of costly updating. Consumables like soap, hand cleaners, rags, brooms, etc. don't grow on trees. Academic classes just don't have these needs. Therefore, we need a funding source they cannot benefit from to support our classrooms.