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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 am overwhelmed. It's rather surprising to me how school and district leadership has very little understanding of CTE Programs. Sometimes I feel that I'm fighting an uphill battle when it comes the pleading my case for supplies and materials for my lab and classroom. I really wish that every member of my districts leadership would visit other schools with well preforming CTE programs to see how we can improve our practices. Despite our inadequacy, I remain optimistic that we are moving in the right direction. So, therefore I'll continue to try even-though sometimes I feel like it may result in failure. On the other hand if I don't continue to try and push forward, my students and my district may be doomed. In the words of my grandmother, "Its OK the give out, but never give up."

1 comment:

Timothy St. Clair said...

You know what you suggested seem too much like right, people can be just stubborn sometimes. However every time I have been on a conference or a Professional Development I hear this, “Do not reinvent the wheel, ask what your fellow Colleagues are doing.” Well if that the case then how come districts are not talking to one another to see what works? Why is it so hard to do something that works in one district or schools that cannot be done in another district or school? I thought goal was getting the next generation prepared to take my place.