As a career and technical education professional, you understand the importance of preparing youth and adults for high-skill, in-demand careers. You're responsible for ensuring that your curriculum and teaching meet the needs of your students. This group is for CTE teachers who aspire to discuss and master the competencies necessary for exemplary teaching performance to enhance student learning outcomes. Group members share best practices, ideas, thoughts, reflections, and resources to help us better serve students.


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Creating a Positive Learning Environment | Origin: EC101 | New comment by Ivana Barajas

Establishing procedures and expectations alleviates behavior problems and leaves no room for accidents, especially during laboratory acitivities.

Planning Lessons with Engagement | Origin: EC110 | New comment by Stephen Gabaldon

Provide a safe environment to foster student curiosity and encourage student questions.  Also, develop a class culture that seeks to support failure as a means of learning and gaining a deeper...

The Psychology of Student Engagement | Origin: EC110 | New comment by Stephen Gabaldon

Am I interested?  Can I do this?  Does it matter?  A new direction in how I design my lesson planning from now on.  Hopefully, this will engage a greater number of students, make...

Engaging Students in the Learning Process | Origin: EC101 | New comment by Ivana Barajas

Student suverys are extremly helpful in collecting information about students' interests and goals. Creating a positive learning environment and knowing your students is a way to avoid and/or manage...

Classroom and Laboratory Organizational Strategies | Origin: EC101 | New comment by Ivana Barajas

Community partners are essential component of any CTE program. Our department is working diligently with our community partners on internships, scholarships, curriculum standards, and relevant work...

Becoming a Professional Educator | Origin: EC101 | New comment by Ivana Barajas

It is extremely important to be professional with all your students while building strong student-teacher relationships. CTE teachers have a great responsibility to model professional world from...

Developing an Understanding of CTE | Origin: EC101 | New comment by Ivana Barajas

I've learned about the Perkins Funds and the history of CTE. In addition, I've learned about POS Design Framework components and how they apply to my program.  

The Psychology of Student Engagement | Origin: EC110 | New comment by Kimberly Wright

I believe also with keeping the student engaged, giving the student respect, they will stay engaged and be engaged more often.

Career Management | Origin: EC116 | New comment by Stephen Gabaldon

It is important for the students to have the opportunity to explore a multitude of careers, even within the same industry.  They may find something that they truly enjoy, or happen to be good...