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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?

Monday, February 10, 2014

Prosser got it wrong this time

“Vocational education is not for everyone, but for those individuals who need it, want it, and are able to profit from it.” – Prosser I completely disagree with Prosser’s Theorem 5 because I believe vocational education can benefit every student, in at least one way. I can attest that the majority of my students in Broadcast Video Production do not want necessarily want to go into the broadcast field upon graduation, but I guarantee they learn a skill in my class that will help them. No matter what path they decide on for their future, they will utilize the skills learned in Broadcast Video Production. By taking my classes, students will become a better writer, build confidence with public speaking, enhance their conversation skills, and they will get hands-on experience with basic technology that could help them in a wide array of career paths. I also disagree with the statement because I don’t think vocational education should be geared towards just the topic at hand. I think it is our responsibility as educators to add to the curriculum standards with real-life content and information that will benefit the student as they get older.

1 comment:

ChiroCourt said...

Although, I agree with theorem 5 what I think Prosser meant is that you can't go into vocational educational with a subpar type of attitude. Every student can benefit from vocational education but each student will not want it, feel as though they need it, and therefore they won't profit from it, at least in their minds. I agree with your statement about real-life content. Even by taking my class, physical medicine, students are exposed to terms and able to make connections to real world events that they weren't able to before. Even with the real world connections if students don't feel as though they need or want vocational education they won't profit from any connection that I or any other instructor makes in the classroom. I agree with your comment on theorem 5, but I do believe we viewed theorem 5 from different perspectives.