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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?

Saturday, October 11, 2014

"You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don't try."

I have to break this quote down in two parts: “You may be disappointed if you fail,” I have do many things in my life.  Something’s have worked and others have not worked.  But you have to keep moving forward, it’s like when you plan a lesion and your children do not get the first time.  What do you? Figure it out.  “But you are doomed if you don’t try,” If you do not do anything in life, you live to do absolutely nothing, you might want take up the Darwin award.  The worst thing anyone can do is too be affair to fail.  When I read this quote I thought of the Walt Disney movie quote, “Around Here, however, we don’t look backwards for very long.  We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things, because we’re curious…And curiosity keeps leading us Down New Paths.” Walt Disney. 

The only overwhelming situation about being a Career Tech Teacher is that Core Teacher and Administration that wear Core Teachers, do not fully understand what goes into Career Tech, but what the funny part everyone on earth utilize Career Tech Pathways every day.  I am not by any means saying that Core stills are not important but it is the service fields that drives the world.

1 comment:

C Middlebrooks said...

You are right, service fields drive the world; CTE is vital. The skills that our students learn in CTE course are relevant now and for a lifetime. I truly believe that if schools focused more on CTE and the skills that we teach, students will start to improve tremendously in their core classes.