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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, December 7, 2014

What I like most  and what I like least about being a CTE teacher

I love the fact that I have a opportunity to share all of the experience that I have had in my industry with students that are interested in my field.  I feel as though if someone had given me the good, the bad, and the ugly maybe I would have known the better route to what I was trying to achieve.  I realize that all of the years that we have spent in our industry has given us powerful insight to our business.  I'm glad that I'm in a position to advise my students in a few different directions.  What I like least about being a CTE teacher some of the studens seem not to take the class serious because either it is not the field of their interest or they may feel like it's just an elective.  I try  convey the benefits of them being exposed to a possible career option but that is not sufficient motivation for some of them.  The good definitely out weighs the bad.


Jennifer W said...

Hi Candice,
I agree with you about it being frustrating having the students that don't take the class seriously because it is an elective or not what they want to do. What I try to remind my students is what they learn in my class will be important for the rest of their lives regardless if they choose this career or not. The same is true for cosmetology. They will become more educated consumers.

Kim Nix said...

I agree and said almost the same thing about the good outweighing the bad. I tell my students when they come in that even if they are not interested in it they still get to learn. They will get to learn a skill that no one can take from them. Through life we will learn many things and have an imaginary "tool belt" and out skills are out "tools" this class gets to add more to our "tool belt".