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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Becoming a Professional Educator | Origin: EC101 | New comment by Joyce Barber

Understanding your role as a teacher goes beyond being a teacher. You are a role model rather you know it or not. I learned that my actions as a teacher can have an impact on students directly or...

Developing an Understanding of CTE | Origin: EC101 | New comment by Joyce Barber

I've learned that there are so many different ways to incorporate CTE. I also learned that I need to spend more time looking into different options because there is so much information that is...

Information Technology Application | Origin: EC115 | New comment by Jane Chabon

As a Medical Assistant instructor I can certainly understand the need for IT.  Within the Health Care field, having patients information created, shared and saved using technology is the best...

Teamwork/Collaboration | Origin: EC115 | New comment by Jane Chabon

Working together as a team, allow employees the ability to learn and learn to live with each other’s likes, dislikes, strengths, and weaknesses. When they work together for a long time, the...

Critical Thinking/Problem Solving | Origin: EC115 | New comment by Jane Chabon

Critical thinking is a "educational goal" I have for all my students.  Being in the medical field, quick and sharp thinking are essential to success of the practice and patients...

Building Blocks: Character Strengths | Origin: EC140 | New comment by Carsten Henningsen

Again, some great suggestions for identifying and building character strengths. I made a table of the 6 Virtues and 24 Strengths for ease of recall. I might even post this on my mirror so I can...

PERMA: A Model for Well-Being | Origin: EC140 | New comment by Carsten Henningsen

Outstanding reflective exercises for Flow, Grattitude, & defining Meaningful Work - for individuals as well as in group or team settings. I gained a greater appreciation for the value of "Fake...

Positive Education, Positive Impact | Origin: EC140 | New comment by Carsten Henningsen

I like the daily reflection exercise. We "find" what we look for, so a clear focus of positive things to look for daily is a win-win. I wonder if there is any positive application of "old-school"...

Instructional Alignment | Origin: EC102 | New comment by Matthew Hafley

I have never really paid much attention to the Bloom's taxonomy, but will now. I agree that it is important to have the lessons planned out. I know I have been guilty of "winging" it and relying on...

Instructional Alignment | Origin: EC102 | New comment by Robert Back

Very important module on lesson plans and employability skills. I plan to re-evaluate my lesson plans and add employability skills to there grade.