Dear Linda: Going back to school

Dear Linda, School starts soon and, while I am looking forward to it, I am extremely nervous and stressed. How do I plan for the upcoming year if I am not sure what is going to happen? Sara from New York Dear Sara, Take a few minutes to breathe and know you are not alone. The start of the scho...

Survey Says: Speak Up & Take Time for Yourself

On social media last week, ACTE asked, How are you are taking care of yourself during the COVID-19 pandemic? We heard from career and technical education (CTE) teachers and administrators representing a range of subject areas — including from family and consumer sciences, business education, eng...

Dear Linda: Unwinding after a stressful school year

Dear Linda, My school obligations have ended; I am finished with report cards and such. But now I have this strange feeling that I am forgetting something. I can’t seem to relax. What do I do now? I appreciate your advice, An ACTE member from Kentucky Dear Kentucky, Congratulations on mak...

Dear Linda: Inclusion, Access, Equity & Diversity

Dear Linda, I am a new teacher completing my first year and I want to be sure I am providing lessons that include all students' individual needs. How can I promote equity while remote learning? Dear New Teacher, Congratulations on your first year of teaching. What a memorable year. Even under n...

Dear Linda: How can CTE teachers integrate academics & challenge students while providing asynchronous remote learning?

Dear Linda, How can career and technical education teachers integrate academics while providing asynchronous remote learning? And in what ways can I increase the level of rigor for more advanced students? Thank you to Staci, from California, and Karen, from Rhode Island, for these great questions....

DEAR LINDA: What is asynchronous learning in CTE?

There are many times in the life of a teacher when we are filled with fear, doubt and confusion. Literally, that would be the title of my first year as a teacher. And now, in 2020, we all feel that uncertainty renewed as we navigate a new normal in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The all new ...