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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?

Monday, February 4, 2013


I believe that career and technical education is needed more now than ever before. With today's economy being what it is and students graduating with degrees and not able to find work fields they spent years studying for, learning trades in the technical education department seems to be the key for many students. Most of whom are directly hired into the occupations they have been training in, or go on to start up their own businesses in Healthcare, Automotive, Public Safety & Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Cosmetology, and the list goes on. Career and Technical Education is now and will always be a major part of the total education system.


Ken said...

I always enjoy reading your point of view Leonard. As always I agree, some students will go to college but all will join the work force.CTAE also teaches problem solving skills at the highest level.

Sivad Couture said...

That is oh so true Leonard and Ken! Today's society, kids being the most important, need to learn a job skill and not just education alone. That is how my grandparents survived. My grandfather was a barber and a brick layer. Education wasn't needed for either of those jobs, but the skill was. He supported a wife and five kids because my grandmother didn't work. Some times I think we're in a recession, but often times, I feel this is the wheel reinventing itself because of how our elders lived and what they did to support themselves and their families.