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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 9, 2014

I disagree with Theorem 5

I disagree with theorem 5, "Vocational Education is not for everyone but for those individuals who need it, want it, and able to perform it." If you really break down what vocational education is, it's essentially everything but sports, however, to a certain extent it is used in sports as well. If someone is a businessman, salesman, in the field of law, education, or medicine, vocational education covers all of that and more. The one factor that I believe that vocational education covers that a lot of people don't realize is it prepares people for the working world. Skills such as interview preparation, planning, and people skills all are learned in vocational education. In some Division I colleges there are professionals who are brought in to help athletes prepare for business interviews, how to dress, talk, and the basic do's and don't of the business world. Even with with sports, vocational education is a big part of collegiate athletics. When I think about the statement that vocational education is not important, I know for a fact that is not true because again every course that is taught in high school relates somehow to vocational education. How much of it us used after high school? I would say, "A lot."

1 comment:

Taylor said...

I think you really pointed out some good skills that we teach such as: "interview preparation, planning, and people skills all are learned in vocational education."
I feel we all teach more than JUST the standards and every student can take away some valuable piece of information from our CTE classes.