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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, March 2, 2014

Administrative guidance will typically have a rigid, firm stance, leading by example. In the Career and Technical Education fields there is a constant moving target in the classes, labs, CTSOs, and industries. If things stayed the same in all of the fields of industry and areas of society, we could easily stay firm and rigid, but in order to grow and progress we must change. I believe I would have to agree with Prossers' Theorm 15. The fluidity and elasticity of the administration is key. If their had not been a small deal of "elasticity" in the requirements from me at the administrative level in these first two years as an educator I would not have been able to maintain. I am thankful for the WONDERFUL administration that I have. When faced with any change, question, or option in reference to my program, they have nothing but good input and an open mind.


cortney rae said...

You are blessed Trenton. I think Prosser was dead on when he said CTE must be flexible. Although I do have flexibility in some areas, I would love to have it in order to plan my instruction. We are not all created the same. What makes sense to one may not make sense to another. I am the other that feels very confined by the lesson plan format required at my school.

Taylor said...

I agree that is makes a world of difference when you have administrators who understand what your course is all about, and allow you the freedom to run it the way it should be run. We have to stop and think, they hired us because we are "experts in our field", so it only makes to sense for them to let us do what we know how to do in the classroom.