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User Name: Jack Grube
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Topic: OPen Tech Ed Position in Southern NH
Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 9:20:44 AM
1. Alternative certification is available in NH for those who are qualified but not certified in another state. If you are a certification it's even easier.
2. There are full time teachers in each of the programs ; each with an adequate budget. This position is basically to teach the over-flow given the popularity of these programs and the size of the school.
3. I'd say good to excellent. Some programs are in brand new facilities and others in recently renovated spaces.
4. CTE programs have advisory boards and industry partners. These are introductory tech ed positions to feel the CTE programs.
5. 20 is the max.
Topic: OPen Tech Ed Position in Southern NH
Posted: Wednesday, June 21, 2017 12:40:29 PM
The school were I taught for 37 years, Pinkerton Academy, has an open Tech Ed position. They are flexible and can make a part time or full time position work. The position is posted on their website. Here is what I was told about the position.

If we go with a full-time position, the courses will include: 4 sections of Intro to Woodworking, 4 sections of Intro to Electrical Mechanical Systems; 1 section Small Engines, 1 section Intro to Technical & Architectural Drawing. Each course is a semester long, the person would have 5 classes per semester, a duty, a prep period and a lunch period.

If we went with a part-time only position, we are looking for someone to teach 4 sections of Intro to Electrical Mechanical Systems. Ideally, 2 sections per semester, but we could possibly make it happen with 4 sections in the same semester.
Posted: Thursday, June 2, 2016 4:30:35 PM
Congratulations. I will be done June 21st having spent 17 years in the shop before being a CTE Director. My best days were as a shop teacher and I think I speak for this group when I say we value what you did.
Topic: I was asked to post this and thought their request was appropriate and might be of interest to group
Posted: Friday, May 13, 2016 6:35:45 PM
I saw Batavia, IL and wanted to respond. I attended NIU, student taught woodworking at Batavia High School with Nate Farnsworth in the mid 70's. Brought back memories.
Topic: I was asked to post this and thought their request was appropriate and might be of interest to group
Posted: Thursday, April 14, 2016 7:27:41 PM
We are looking for school tech leaders to help us with product feedback on safety products we are developing targeted specifically for those in a shop teaching position.

Learning woodworking and metal working is a great asset for a student, however it comes with a great responsibility. It is up to a student to use equipment safely, even when not under supervision. This simple fact does not go away as we move away from the education space and into the work force.

My co-founder and I are engineers who have developed safety equipment for manufacturing. We have created a new product that is tailored for school shops. .

We are just starting out and looking for feedback on our product from those who we think it can benefit the most. If you wouldn't mind please check out our demo video. If you are then interested in a demo unit to try, please contact us at

Here is a link to their video
Topic: Shop fee conundrum
Posted: Friday, June 12, 2015 7:49:48 PM
Woud they allow you to provide pine, or another inexpensive lumber, and students who wanted to upgrade could pay the differential? If enough elected to pay, you could probably cover most, if not all, of the lumber costs.
Topic: Lathe suggestions?
Posted: Saturday, May 30, 2015 6:46:10 AM
The Rikon midi is another option.

My suggestion would be to contact your local AAW chapter and somehow involve them. You may find there are some great used lathes through their members.
Topic: Summer Camp Position in Elizaville, NY
Posted: Tuesday, May 12, 2015 4:39:13 PM
Camp Name: Camp Eagle Hill

Location: Elizaville, New York (just 40 minutes north of Wappingers Falls, NY)

Dates: June 18th - August 11th (dates are somewhat flexible based on staff member's schedule - may be a teacher getting out of school late in June)
General Description: Live on the grounds of camp (or come into camp on a daily basis) and work in our woodworking shop during 5-6 one hour periods each camp day with roughly 4-6 children at a time. Help campers to learn about the use of hand tools and some power tools. Looking for a person who has some knowledge of projects that can be completed over the course of 4-5 hours of time. Background in use of all tools and a fair number of woodworking techniques is needed. Experience at working with children is a definite plus.

Compensation: Negotiable. Based upon background and experience.

Family accommodations available for instructors that may have family members that they would like to have with them at camp.

Contact: Jesse Scherer, Owner, Camp Eagle Hill

Phone: 914-725-4876
Topic: Lessons on project planning
Posted: Sunday, February 1, 2015 12:46:50 PM
Have you considered some parameters on their design? A favorite of mine was do design a clock. My priority in project selection was something that was going to have an immediate and significant place in their home. Although many of us have dozens of clocks in our homes, few are not built into some electronic device. This was the final project in an introductory high school class requiring students to specific design parameters, sketch designs, obtain feedback on their top designs and finally create a simple working diagram. For many, their favorite project; always my favorite!

Most used the $3.50 quartz movements so the project was very affordable. I also did it with lamps but that was a bit more challenging and expensive when you add the electrical and lamp shade into the project.
Topic: Need some ideas for a 2 week absence.
Posted: Monday, April 21, 2014 6:00:41 PM
Check out the Currier's site. They have a lot of pictures of decorative art and furniture. You might be able to create a worksheet from their collection.

From those of you not in NH - The Currier is a private museum in Manchester, NH.

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