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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?

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Prosser Theorem 5

I would have to disagree with the statement made in theorem 5. I believe there is a strong need for for vocational education in the development of a student regardless of their background or their goal. Without the vocational classes students do not get the same exposure to a work like environment, nor do they have the opportunity to experience or expound upon a number of psycho-motor skills not available in common core class. Further more Vocational Education offers students the ability to relate the things taught in a common core class to real world application. Another great purpose for vocation in high school is that it gives the opportunity for students to earn the ability to learn enough of a trade to come right out of high school making enough money to support themselves through college or support a family. Vocational employment may not be suitable for everyone but the experience that a student receives in a vocational classes. Lastly the value of safety, students in vocational class are exposed to an extensive course in safety in a number of areas. In my experience alone I have come across one hundred or more students that had never received a full course in fire safety, what to do if caught in a fire, how to handle a grease fire, and how to operate a fire extinguisher. All of which being extremely important, no mater what your choice in career.

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