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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, March 4, 2014

Theorm 15

"The administration of vocational education should be efficient in proportion as it is elastic and fluid rather than rigid and standardized." This quote can be interpreted many ways but I believe it out of all of the ways it could be interpreted, I believe the one thing that is universal about it is elastic and fluid. One thing that I know for sure in a work-like environment is that something is always changing. That's why I believe that the learning experience for CTAE classes should be "elastic." The way I would interpret the word elastic in this example is being able to constantly change but to never lose a beat in a methodical work place. An example of this would be if there is a certain way to edit a piece of video that has been done the same way for five years, but could be completed another way in half the time, that is being more efficient or elastic without losing a beat. The last part of the quote said "rather than rigid and standardized." I believe this is not a good way to complete anything because standardized to me means a routine without thinking. Change is always good, even if it's during a transition period such as a new boss, or location for a new job. It seems like rigid and standardized means that something is hard and nobody is going to change it because that's the way it's been for a long time. Vocational education should have multiple ways for something to be taught because students are always looking to be challenged and find new ways to complete something,

1 comment:

ChiroCourt said...

I agree with you Mark, work environments are constantly changing. For example, new staff comes on board, new leadership takes control and fluidity and elastic in that particular must be able to change. I've never thought of standardized as routine without thinking but that is basically what it is. I do not agree with a standardized type of vocational program. Technology and research constantly changes, therefore; vocational programs have to shift with those changes and new developments.