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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?

Friday, November 21, 2014

Likes and Dislikes - Jan

Please discuss briefly what you like most about being a CTE teacher and what you like least.

This should be an easy questin to answer. I am sure that the things that I like most about being a CTE teacher are the same as the rest of you. I enjoy sharing my profession with today's youth. I appreciate that the education system today allows us to open up the eyes of high school kids to the multitude of professions that are available to them. I didn't have classes like this available to me when I was in high school. We had some business classes and art, but nothing like the CTE classes today. I chose to go into the health field because I enjoyed Science, but I had no idea what it was really like until I was in my first nursing class. I enjoy interacting with the students and seeing their interest in healthcare grow.

I am also sure that my least favorite thing will be similar to everyone else. All of the administrative duties really do take up a lot of my time. I feel that it drastically interferes with my instruction. I would love to spend more of my planning time actually planning awesome lessons for my class rather than taking numerous surveys for the state or doing a book study for a department meeting.


Chris Cannon said...

I agree with you Jan, when I was in high school they did not offer CTE course and I fill I would have taken full advantage if they did. Kids today have so much offered to them to help towards giving them what they need to be successful in life. I know the administration part of teaching can be frustrating and time consuming, but hopefully it is in effort to move your program in a positive direction.

dwight colbert said...

Jan, I posted on this topic and noted the positive as conveying knowledge to students. My negative was from an angle of flow with teaching curriculum, I however, failed to mention the negative impact felt by administration oversight. What a pain, I find it a constant struggle to juggle all of the responsibilities and expectations heaped upon us weekly if not daily.