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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 3, 2010

"Perkins Money"

Why do you think that career and technical educators need to continually "fight" for Perkin's money? We need to fight for the Perkins money because I might not have a job if we did not get this help from Perkins. I could not go to these teacher career technical conference that help me improve my education in the CTE field. The students will be well trained and highly skilled to obtain a high wage job over the next 5 to 10 years according to the 2009 White House economic advisory council report. If there was no Perkins money then our students could not have a choice to go straight in the work force and this money helps to train the students.


Vsz said...

I agree. Not everyone has the abilty to fund a college education. many are currently out of work and simply cannot afford it amonst their everyday necessities. CTE programs make student ready for the working world. Without skilled labor, Our economy is truly destined for disaster.

Anitra said...

Here! Here! Z. You are so on the "Money". I am somewhat tired of wondering will my contract be renewed or removed. We need Perkin's funding. All of our students are not college bound immediately following school and for that we must prepare them for the future, the workforce and for college (if and when they choose that route).