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Joined: Tuesday, August 23, 2011
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Topic: Roll Call
Posted: Wednesday, January 15, 2014 7:15:35 PM
I do my best to check in once a week, only log in if i have something to add.

Been enjoying the postings about sawstop, we just we just got one this year. As of yet,have not used it as we are still waiting for it to be set up by the school department. Hope use it the second half of the year!!
Topic: Changing the name of my woodworking class to some type of Engineering
Posted: Sunday, November 4, 2012 7:00:07 PM
My system seems to only what to run classes that have something to do with Engineering. Is anyone else running into this and did they get away with just changing the name to lets say "Engineer Design"? All of my class were cut this but two and they both Engineering in their titles! Thanks for your help
Topic: curriculum help
Posted: Tuesday, March 27, 2012 4:50:04 PM
I understand what Tom is talking about. I have been in my current system for six year and have put alot of hard working into building a department that integrates the academics with the "hands on" work of solving problems. I am teaching three levels of Woodworking, A power and energy class, CAD /Solidworks,and a Engineering the Future.

All of this was going great, till the budget got to be a problem. When they start to look for cuts we are one of the first stops. We tend to cost more money then the "academic" classes. I do not know about all of your class sizes but I have had a good ran of keeping my class at a round 16 to 18. This is great for safety and for size of my shop. It was not great for the cost per student numbers. It all comes down to numbers.

So, if the town votes down a tax over ride to get us out of this budget problem then I will teaching middle science next year. The good thing is I will have a job, but after being in the shop for over 25 years, middle school science! Is this the best way to us my skills?

I am sure there are much worst storys out there, I do feel better after venting. Thanks!!
Topic: teaching burnout?
Posted: Tuesday, February 28, 2012 6:52:42 PM
I was there, what worked for me was changing schools. It was a very big decision but I am very happy and would do it again in a heart beat!
Topic: Sub. Plans
Posted: Monday, October 10, 2011 3:45:52 PM
I have to go to curriculum workshop this Friday and I do not want the just have the sub put on a video. I have done worksheets in the past and find that the kids hate them and I hate grading them!

Have any of you found something that was fun and has educational value?

I teach at the High School level, (woodworking, power and energy, CAD, and an Engineering class).

Thanks
Topic: Checking member usage
Posted: Tuesday, August 23, 2011 2:48:17 PM
I check out the site each day, but I have not add anything for sometime. I do get some good points of views! Thank to all

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