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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?

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Needed Supplies

We have Perkins money left over. Due to our lab being remolded we have additional stations, but unfortunately there are not sufficient styling chairs.  The lack of styling chairs for the new stations prevents students utilizing the new stations.  With Perkins money available, it appears the need for styling chairs appears to be an essential need. The current enrollment in cosmetology also shows the need for the chairs.  When approaching the idea of purchasing this equipment I was advised that it was not an improvement to the program. I maintain the belief that this purchase should be considered an improvement. I have ordered supplies which we use most frequently, along with supplies that I do not have in order to teach some of the standards that need to be taught.  Until recently I shared an assistant with another teacher, but that employee has left our school.  In a technical class, quite often there is need for an additional instructor.  Perkins’ money could be applied to having an assistant. This is true especially when students are learning and working on the shop floor.  Often students can feel intimidated when practicing and learning a new skill.  An assistant could enable the instructor to be more hands-on. Therefore, students can be helped to be more at easy while learning new skills.

1 comment:

Donna Blankenship said...

I believe an assistant would be very helpful and could allow the teacher to reach more students. I think you definitely have a need for styling chairs. Without them, what good are the stations? I have found that most of the time the ones in charge of ordering items we need for class have no idea what to order. I wish I could have had more of a say in how they used the money for constructing my classroom/lab. I don't even have a washer/dryer in my dispensary.