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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

We need it, We want it, and YES we're able to profit from it.

"Vocational education is not for everyone, but for those individuals who need it, want it, and are able to profit from it." I definitely agree with Prosser's theorem 5. Vocational education is not for everyone. Some students have no desire to learn a vocational trade or skill while others can't seem to get enough. Typically hands on learners thrive when it comes to vocational education. In the work force vocational careers are mostly hands on careers. Not everyone is up for that kind of task. But those students who are interested give it their all, they work hard to become the best they can be, and they are proud of the career ready skills they've learned. They then take those skills and dive head first into the work force, some may go to technical college to pursue higher education but regardless they profit from vocational education. I am a product of vocational education and I have definitely profited from my experience.

1 comment:

Trenton said...

I can see your perspective LRS and agree with it, partially. Yes students do excel if they are already hands on learners, but should that be restricted to only the ones that know this about themselves. Many students don't choose to be placed in a vocational class because they have had no exposure to that kind of learning. This is the time when a student may begin to bloom and find that they have a hidden talent.