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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

Theorem 5

I do agree with theorem 5, vocational education is not for everyone and in the past two years I have seen it. There are quite a few students that are placed in my class that do not want to be in there and unfortunately they are not removed from the class either. These students know they were not “built” for this class and they show it. They do not want to get dirty and it seems they don’t have the motor skills needed for the tasks given. The subject itself does not interest these students so they end up failing the class because they do not work and instead just stand there, sad. So as I stated, I do with agree with theorem 5, not everyone is “built” to be a Doctor, Lawyer, Clerk, Automotive Technician, Dentist, etc. We all have different skills and it’s up to us to find them. Apparently we as educators have found ours and it’s up to the counselors and us both to help the students find theirs.

1 comment:

Shirley said...

Even though I disagree with Prosser, I do however agree with your theory that Vocational classes are not for students who have no interest at all. It can be a boring subject for students who are not cut-out for that particular subject and forced to take a class that has yet to interest them.