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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?

Sunday, February 3, 2013


    What I would like written in the history books about CTE is that it is the most needed and relevant source education. We as Americans as a whole have looked over the CTE and forgot how this nation was built with people who had a trade. Still today we depend on people who have a trade. We have come to depend on hair stylist, contractors, and mechanic to make life easy. Just about every business or company has a positions that they need work ready students.

    I attended college for 4 years and recived a BS in Criminal Justice. The cost of a university is about 15,000 per year out of state and 8,000 in-state. I wish I would have attended a Tech school and got a trade. It would have cut my cost of school by more that half. I also could have made 10x more money and finish school in less than 2 years. The tech school will have more students than the college or university in the next few years.

    High schools education in the state of Georgia has become more geared toward the university and college education (College Prep). They have taken away the option for students to recive a Technical Education degree. Every student that we teach is not college/university ready and they need to recive a trade from a Tech school. We are lossing about half of our students due to the College Prep model with the demanding academy classes. As a teacher that understands how important CTE is to the community, work force, and high school students we need to go back to the old model of Technical education and College Prep in the high school.

1 comment:

Brandon said...

You make a good connection to the finances related to education. I too have wondered if I could have gone a different route and saved money. Had I had different opportunities in high school I might have noticed more opportunities.