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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 13, 2011

Perkins Act Insight

For me coming into this field three years ago was scary for me. I was asked to come in and teach the skills that I had come to make a very good living at. I had no idea where the money to start my program came from or how this was to be set up. I did know that it was a great idea and I jumped at the chance to teach real life skills.

Thanks to the funding of our programs through the Perkins Act we are able to provide students with real work skills. The students are taught people skills and job skills. The students are able to leave our programs with the ability to work and support themselves. In many case they will still have to continue on with more schooling or enter into an apprenticeship program to finish and be licensed with the state. In providing these programs with the Perkins money in many cases these students are able to get a better start in life than their parents had. For some it is the only chance ,because their parents are not able to pay for school.

The classes that we are able to provide give the companies skilled employable workers. It is a great source of employs with basic knowledge and a willingness to learn. If the Perkins Act had never come to be many of the skilled work force we have now would not exist. Many of our local business are able to start these students out right away. This helps them as well as our local economy.

1 comment:

Becky said...

I agree with you! Our students are learning skills that can take them straight into the workforce. Most of them either cannot afford or will not be able to attend a University. Our training will give them something to fall back on or push forward with. They can come out of school with the knowledge of knowing how to weld, shampoo hair, teching in an ER, or starting their own video buisness. Not to mention other skills learned along the way like cooking, fixing a sink, or learning county laws. I love CTAE classes and I think we have some of the best students in the school.