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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 16, 2011


I needed this information so badly. I did not understand this aspect of the job. They've been throwing money at me and I could not understand why. I felt as if I was being wasteful. No one ever explained where the money was coming from and what it could be used for. Since I did not use the funds, they were allocated to other CTAE departments. I find it most interesting that someone had the forsight to rally for career and technical education. It's funny how we have come full-circle to the fact that we need to put more people to work. Not just providing them with employment, but providing them with skills, enabling them to be hiqhly-trained, highly-qualified individuals in their fields. I now understand the importance of this legislation to my career as a HSTE educator, and my career as a healthcare professional.


Tracy Misner said...


This was my experience as well! I had about $1500 left from my account that I was saving for last minute repairs...I entered a request in the beginning of May and was told that my account was closed as of April 1 and the funds were moved somewhere else.

I was told that the money was county money...knowing now that it is Federal money, and they KNOW I know this, my department now talks with me about funding.

I think knowing about Perkins Legislation is critical to the success of your program as it is in my program!!!

Thank you NTI for bringing this to light!

Leola said...

I need to say as the new kid, I contributed to the budget of my peers...they got my share too!!! I lost $500.00 this year; but I spent the 2nd part after learning this money has been allocated for my classes. I just didn't understand. If I didn't have a great mentor, I would have lost all my funds last year. She made me sit down and order some items. But, I sure I didn't use all the funds because I never asked for an amount.