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Profile: mrb1977
User Name: mrb1977
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Topic: Common Core for Middle School Woodshop
Posted: Monday, July 29, 2013 1:30:58 PM
Hello all,
To help my teachers out with Common Core Implementation, I hire a literacy coach that works with three teachers a semester. This coach helps teachers create plans that integrate reading and writing into their curriculum. I am also planning on hiring a Math coach to implement the same ideas around the area of Math. I plan on introducing Geometry in Construction curriculum for next school year. The program was created by a math teacher and a construction teacher.
If you wan't to check out more information,
these guys are great. Hope this helps/
Topic: Woodmaster Planer Molder
Posted: Friday, July 26, 2013 8:08:38 AM
Hi everyone,
My Hardwood supplier is selling a 25" Woodmaster Planer Molder. The description is as follows: This is a really strong planer, powered by a 7 1/2 hp single phase motor. It is in great shape. In addition to planing up to 25" wide, it has the "pro package" that enables you to use it for molding, as a drum sander, and for ripping -- all with variable speed power feed. I only used the machine for planing, so all these other parts are brand new/never used. In addition to regular planer knives, it has the Dispoz-a-Blade knife system that makes for easy and economical knife changes without the expense and hassles of sending knives out for sharpening.

Feel free to contact me with any questions.
Topic: Shop Teacher training
Posted: Friday, November 04, 2011 2:11:25 PM
SUNY Oswego.
Topic: Checking member usage
Posted: Tuesday, August 30, 2011 12:30:14 PM
I'm in!
Topic: First Year teaching
Posted: Wednesday, June 01, 2011 6:33:03 AM
It will, but it depends on your motivation and passion for the vocation. Hard work pays off! Enjoy the last few days before summer break. Mr.b
Topic: Non-woodworking lessons needed
Posted: Monday, May 23, 2011 6:42:19 AM
MrsN wrote:
I sent you a copy Mr. B

Thank you Mrs. N. Mr.B
Topic: Non-woodworking lessons needed
Posted: Wednesday, May 18, 2011 8:26:54 AM
MrsN wrote:
I have a box full of measuring and other math worksheets in my lab. If kids are screwing around I give them worksheets to do instead of working.
I give each kid participation points every day. If they get a worksheet they have lost all of them. If they do the worksheet and are good for the rest of the day, they can get some of the points back.

Hi Mrs. N, could I ask you for the copies of worksheets as well? Thanks, Mr.B
coachburnett1977 at yahoo (dot) com
Topic: My first and last year of teaching
Posted: Sunday, May 15, 2011 7:32:04 AM
I can relate wholeheartedly to this story as well. Upon graduation from my undergraduate vocational teacher preparation program, I moved 1500 miles from my quaint little Upstate NY town nestled in the heart of the Adirondacks to venture out to the bigger mountains, the Rockies. After spending the first two years of my first teaching experience learning new cultures, trying to learn the art of teaching, my motivation was depleted after they cut my budget and would not allow me tenure for my third year. Here I was 1500 miles away from home, and had been left out to pasture without a job. What was I to do? I packed my pickup truck, with the view of the Rockies in my rear view mirror I ventured back east. I as totally drained from teaching, and vowed that I would never return to education. I worked 6 months as a commercial construction project manager, and quickly understood that this wasn't the career change I had hoped for. The lying, cheating, and manipulative lifestyle I had to bring to the table everyday didn't align with my personal morals or beliefs. I decided to hit the road again, this time heading south to Virginia where I worked as a framer with my uncles company. By this time, it was the beginning of the summer and those of you from the south, the humidity was much more than this northerner could muster. Humidity had a whole new meaning at 6:00 am, while changing shirts twice a day. After three months of framing condos in Virginia Beach, I had fallen off a first floor, nailing floor joists and landing on my knee splitting my knee cap. This little mishap landed me with wearing a leg brace for three months and three months of PT after the fact. What was I going to do? I traveled back to my roots, and received a teaching job teaching Technology grades 6-12 in a very small rural school. I spent 5 years at this school honing and understanding the art of teaching, and the importance of making a positive difference in all kids lives, even the ones who tried to make mine hell. I also learned that those kids that give us the most grief, are the ones that need our help the most. As I am finishing my tenth year of teaching this year, I look back and wouldn't give it back for anything. Just last year I received a letter from a student that I taught my first year of teaching in Colorado thanking me for taking time to help him get a job in a cabinet making job, and that he was attending college to become an engineer. This was a student that was termed "at-risk" of dropping out of school. I am sure all of us can relate to these types of stories, we can make a difference in the lives of kids. Mr.B
Topic: Vocational School HELP?
Posted: Friday, February 18, 2011 5:44:55 AM
Check this out.
Topic: Yet another snow day
Posted: Thursday, February 17, 2011 6:54:07 PM
I taught for two years in northwest Colorado, they didn't have any snow days allocated into the calendar year. I now tell me students that story and they ask "what do they do when it snow's"? I jokingly tell them that the school buses have plows on them from November until May. Have a good weekend everyone.

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