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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, February 6, 2013

Retention intention....

Retention, as I am understanding, is a concern for CTE teachers.  I think we all understand why too.  It's kind of sink or swim, and some of us have felt like it's sink or swim with a gorilla on your back and ankle weights. If I had Perkins monies to spend on it I would institute "team teaching".  The new teacher would be part of a two man-team. The team would have 5 classes to teach together. The new teacher would have one class, the veteran teacher would have four.  They would have to be CTE teachers that teach in the same field.   It's kind of like training wheels.  The more comfortable the  new teacher gets the more classes they take over until at some point the new teacher has all the classes and veteran  is an observer. They would be given extra planning time to prepare and discuss things like operations and all the "extra" duties, not to mention become familiar with technology available. The team teaching would be self driven.  If the new teacher progresses quickly the team would disolve and the veteran would be a consultant for some prescribed time period.  Of course the mentor would receive an insentive.  

1 comment:

Akisa Hurst said...

I love this idea! I almost think many of us would end up being fabulous consultants because we definitely had to "sink or swim". I love the idea also of starting out getting comfortable with just one class and then gradually taking over. You are right on with your thoughts, and your ideas are creative and beneficial for both the teachers and the studnets.