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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, January 30, 2013

CTAE a job skill, not just a class!!

I feel the history of CTAE should be expressed imperatively in the high school setting. Some students are simply not equipped to go to college, dont have the money, or have no interest to further their career within the college setting. Whenever I talk to my students, I always let them know that education is important. I also let them know that seeking education doesn't necessarily mean going to a 4 year college. Education is whatever your skill set is and expounding on what you want to learn. In this day and age, it's all about certification. Obtaining a course within the CTAE curriculum gives you a sense of cushion after graduating high school because if some students complete all of the courses required before graduating, they ready or certified for the workforce and not to mention, making fairly decent money. Yes, I think CTAE is extremely relevant in the 21 century. Without it, where would some of our kids be. Ultimately, what we're doing now determines their future.

1 comment:

Tony Atchison said...

I enjoyed reading your statement! I agree, CTE is very well needed as students compete globally in the 21st century. It is important that students have a skill they can use to enhance their futures. The more skills students have, the better off they will be in the workforce.