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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?

Sunday, February 20, 2011

CTE History and my Role as a CTE teacher

This history is very personal to me. I went through the health science program in high school in North Carolina and graduated as a CNA in 1973. I had no idea it was a federally funded initiative. I wanted to be a nurse since I was eight years old, so I was excited when this new program came to my high school. We had the agricultural courses prior to this of course, we were a farming community. But, I remember when they introduced the new "nursing" program and still have a picture of the group us who completed the course. Therefore, I'm thankful on a personal level, I was better prepared for college and actually had an opportunity to test out of an 8:00 am course (My favorite memory - sleeping in:)

When I became a CTE teacher, I felt I was giving back to Mrs. Lamb (My teacher, she's dead now.) It is my desire to share the enthusiasm of having a career in health care. I have come full circle.

I've used my own money in the past...silly me...didn't understand all the terminology...what Perkins funds were...or the use and loose concept for these funds. However, now that I've learned about the designated funding, I plan to use the money to create a more interactive classroom. In fact, I have started putting together a list of items to purchase (TLW)in August 2011. Thankfully, I spent every dime of my allotment for this semester. Yeah!!!

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