Maybe it was “biology lab”, “chem lab” or “physical science lab” – but you remember it. For most people it was a time of angst as you would be given a project that you did not want to do that would last at least a whole period and your real goal was simple: get it done without embarrassment.Read More Bad Lab Partners
As 2019 passes, I hope to enlighten and indulge your inner curiosity. My hope is that you will be looking…UP!Read More Things Are Looking Up – 2019!
The first meteor shower of 2019 is upon us already! The Quadrinids are here! They will peak this evening and can be best seen after midnight tonight (January 3rd).Read More The Quadrantids are Coming!
A big space with stuff to get a fun job done. The job might be mechanical, electrical, or even digital or aesthetic arts. The space might consist of tools, electrical equipment, 3D printers, robotic equipment, or paints. What is it? IT is a “makerspace”, sometimes called a “hackerspace” or “Fab Lab”. According to Popular Science […]Read More Maker Spaces – Why They Matter to CTE
Welcome or welcome back. In Part 1, I noted that the percentage of “middle jobs”, those requiring some college but not a 4-yr degree, have risen dramatically as the workforce has grown. In 1973, there were about 11 million of these jobs in the US. Now, it is estimated that there are over 41 million. […]Read More This Isn’t Your Daddy’s Vo Tech – Part 2
It is not likely that you will build a birdfeeder, style hair, or program an app perfectly the first time – but perfection isn’t needed. Our forefathers were far from perfect! You just need to stick with it, remember why you are there, and eventually (speaking from the experience of many) great outcomes, projects, opportunites and people will come your way!Read More What Does CTE have to do with Independence Day? (or “A Short Reflection on Growth”)
Would you agree that much has changed in 30 years? Put another way, what is the same today as it was in 1987? That was the year that Michael Jackson was “Bad”, and Rick Astley was “Never Gonna Give You Up”. High school students were either “college prep” or “vo-tech”. Being a vo-tech student didn’t […]Read More This Isn’t Your Daddy’s Vo Tech! – Part 1