Engaging Students in CTE

Happy CTE Month! Part of engaging students in CTE is not only talking about it throughout the school year, but also showing students the benefits of CTE and how it can prepare them for college and careers after high school. I start each school year by recruiting students for my own CTSO, DECA. DE...

Increasing Participation, Engagement, and Excitement for CTE

As we start CTE Month, I begin to reflect on what we are doing to increase CTE participation, engagement, and excitement.  I am also looking at how to do even more next year.  I believe that CTE is the best way to help guide our students into their futures.  It is our jobs as CTE leaders to make ...

Awards Process

Hey everyone! As the 2019 Teacher of the Year, Educators in Action wanted me to share with you about the awards process. I hope this encourages some of you to be active, take advantage of your professional organization, and apply for the awards! What’s the awards process like? Well, it somewha...

Fish! A Remarkable way to boost Morale and improve results By Stephen C. Lundin, PH.D. Harry Paul, and John Christensen

Team morale in any industry is an important part of any organization.  In the event that morale is low in an organization employees are going to be less likely to be happy at their place of employment. Fish!  provides leaders with four main concepts of the book choose your attitude, play, make th...

A Resource for Understanding Character Traits

A large part of leadership is understanding, reflecting on and enhancing your personal character traits, as well as those of your employees and potential leaders within your organization. Aligning jobs, tasks and goals to dominate character traits can help an individual or organization become more p...

Preparing for the Road Ahead

What a wonderful time to be in CTE! We as educators have the opportunity to prepare students for the future. It can be exciting and scary at the same time. I have the pleasure of working with students with disabilities.  This means that the student has qualified under the Individuals with Disabili...

The Art of Listening

The end of the school year is rapidly approaching, which means the midway point of the 2018 ACTE Fellowship is on the horizon.  It has been an amazing experience so far!  Each month, our Fellowship group meets online and we discuss multiple topics related to the profession of career & technic...

Elementary and Middle School Career Development

It is very important to start career exploration at an early age for students to start thinking about career development. The conversations need to happen to get students career ready so that they are able to attain educational achievements and performance levels needed to reach personal and career...

Top Notch Teachers

Recent studies have shown that less than one out of three U.S. workers feel that they receive adequate recognition or praise for their work. Further, the two out of three that don’t feel adequately recognized are twice as likely to leave their job within the next year. Early this school year, I...

Career Pathways and Dreams: Necessary and Sufficient for Success and Told in the Words of Career and Education Graduates

In preparation for my presentation at the NYS Joint Career and Technical Educator conference in late June, I am struggling to express to my audience, in words, the gratitude that our students had for CTE education in our CTE Medical Laboratory and Assisting Program. Over twenty years and 1000 gradu...