Drive by Daniel Pink

Drive by Daniel Pink is a best-selling book that offers transformative lessons for CTE professionals. In it, Pink points out that there are three types of human motivation. The first type, which he calls Motivation 1.0, is our drive to meet our biological needs for food, water, shelter, and reproduc...

Medical Future

 As a Career Tech Ed Medical Program teacher I am always watching changes in medical trends and emerging technologies being used. Unfortunately education in general is slow to adapt to the changing workforce needs but in CTE courses we have a unique opportunity to engage in this discussion as our j...

Share the Impact of CTE

The world stands still in situations like COVID-19. For many years to come, it will be easy to remember the negatives; toilet paper shortages, minimal groceries, companies shutting down or going out of business. While some focus on those negative news stories, others can find comfort in the positive...

Bitmoji Counselor’s Office

Have you seen the Bitmoji classrooms or Bitmoji office spaces that have been sweeping the #edchats on Twitter in education Facebook groups and helping educators reach students? Educators across the nation are creating these cool and innovative virtual classrooms. Educators have used technology for m...

Don’t feel like you have to go this alone

In the midst of changes that are occurring on a global scale in education, career and technical education is in the middle of its own transition from the way we think about teaching and learning pre-Covid 19 to post-Covid 19. As Career and Technical educators, we will be on the forefront of that tra...

How do students in your community find our about CTE?

How do students find out about the Career and Technical Education opportunities in your community? What programs of study does your school district offer? How old are students when they find out about those programs of study?  In order to make sure that the CTE programs of study continue to grow...

Average or Excellent?

Which would you rather be? Average or excellent? It is a simple question, yet one with profound impact. Most of us would say that we want excellent, but then our lives, and our schools, reflect average. I know this all too well as I review some of what we’ve done at my school. We haven’t always ...

Leading Remotely: The Power of Teams

Responding to COVID-19 – as a central office Administrator – has been one of the most rewarding, yet, introspective experiences of my career. As a relatively new CTE Coordinator, leading remotely – through ambiguous times – has illustrated my leadership equity to this point, and tested my ab...

Professional Development – ACTE CareerTech VISION

Ongoing, strategic professional development is the most important thing a CTE teacher or administrator can do. Teaching can be a very isolating activity, especially for a CTE teacher. Many times there is only one or two CTE teachers in a pathway in a building so the opportunity to collaborate on new...

Water Works

We are passionate about the subjects that we teach. We go to workshops, attend PD, go to conferences, and interact with industry in the subjects we teach. These are great opportunities to make our content better for our students, but I have experienced that it also has the opportunity to narrow our ...