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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?

Friday, February 7, 2014

I disagree with Theorem 5

I always like to use the analogy of, "When are we EVER going to use trigonometry in our everyday lives?" The idea that you weigh a program based on if you are going to choose it because it suits all your given paths or goals such as healthcare or construction fields is a tough pill to swallow.

In following with my above comment, I feel like ANYONE can get SOMETHING from any CTAE/Vocational class if they are ever enrolled in one. I learned this year at the GACTE conference that all of our pathways teach the fundamentals of employability skills. If you look at the standard 1, it is broken down in to all sorts of meaningful chunks like communication, teamwork, problem solving skills, etc.

In thought of this I can tell you that I do believe that everyone can get at least something from a vocational/CTAE class so I do not agree with number 5.

1 comment:

Mark said...

I agree that anyone can get something from and CTAE / Vocational class if they are enrolled in one. Vocational education deals with every aspect of the corporate world as well as jobs that are not associated with the corporate world. One thing that I take pride in is teaching my kids interview skills as well as how to dress, act, and look. Just as you said in your post, standard 1 is broken down to show how communication, teamwork, and problem solving skills are a huge part in vocational education.