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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 29, 2013

My Desire for What History Should Say About CTE: Affirmative Action

From our discussion on last Tuesday, we talked a great deal about how CTE has evolved into what it is today. I would like to see more emphasis on Affirmative Action and how it correlates to certain advancements in CTE and different demographics. Based on statistical data, currently African American males are disproportianatley affected by unemployment. With this information it would be advantageous to understand what role CTE has played in addressing or not addressing this issue for this segment of America. Knowing this information from a historic perspective is beneficial so that local and national communities can use this information to curtail drop-out rates, incarceration rates and other socio-econimcal issues that affect this segment. CTE is very much needed because the skills, employment ethics and career development knowledge implemented in these programs are essential to the backbone of the American working class, which is a large part of our population. CTE is very much relevant due to fast advancements in technology and new career segements in various service industries that speak to these new technological achievements. Looking into how CTE and Affirmative Action can counter act these disparities makes what we do from an infantile perspective vastly crucial. In addition to addressing this disparity we can better groom generations who will be highly competent in their perspective careers.

1 comment:

DAB said...

Coy excellent thoughts. Since you are our contact for help. Maybe you can help me. When I go to the blog I can see everyone's response but I cannot view the question from Dr Burns. Can you advise me? Thx