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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?

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Academic Bridge

One area where you would like to grow and improve as a teacher this semester.

One area I wish to improve on is the relation of academic subjects and Auto Tech. A lot of my students perform very well in my program but are poor students in academic subjects. The students state that the see no reason in learning the academic subjects unless they are continuing on to college. My desire is to improve on my academic subject knowledge to help build a bridge to help the students see the importance of ALL subjects.


huffypicks said...

I agree with you Ken that most student that do well in my subject area some times do not do as well in the academic areas. As I learn more about teaching there needs to be a relation between the academic areas and CTAE. Academic teachers teach what is in the book with no relation to the work force. We as CTAE Teachers teach a skill and have them apply what they learned to a hands on activity modeling the work place. Teachers need to work together to close this gap between CTAE and academic subject areas.

Ken said...

Thanks Chris,
At our school we are working with the academic teachers and it is shocking that MOST of them do not know what we teach. By educating them it is amazing how they respond. we have been through most of the academic classes and see the relevance on a day to day basis.