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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, February 14, 2011

Carl Perkins Funding

When I first started teaching, I was told that I had a budget for so many dollars and that I needed to spend it or loose it. I wasn't aware or told where the funding was coming from are if the amount was what was actually due to my program. I later learned that money was not allocated fairly due to being the new kid on the block,I did not receive my fair share. It appeared that the department chair spent it in a way that suited her, definitely for her program. Due to my new found knowledge about Perkin's funding, I can now speak the language and ask for equipment and supplies needed to make my program better so that my students will get the best experience that I can offer for them to succeed after high school.


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Freda said...
I totally agree and relate to your comments. My chairman is a good person but he is busy, and he is in the architectural area.He did not know what supplies the Healthcare program needed. He told me I had a budget and gave me the requisition form. But with no knowledge of what the program needs were, or a clear understanding of my purpose, it is like giving money to a five year old and telling them to buy enough clothes for a year. I gained a lot from this class on Perkins legislations.

Tamarah said...

I agree! I felt alone when it came to understanding how th budget worked and what are important supplies to order. The Principals and AP's gives us bits and pieces of info when it comes to money. Now that I have this knowledge of The Perkins legislation, I'm more aware of what I can and cannot do. This will help shape my program and its success.