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February is Career and Technical Education (CTE) month. If it were not for CTE, I’m not sure I would be in the career I love, today. I will forever be

Time is moving WAY too fast.

It seems like only yesterday I started what I now affectionately call my ‘leadership journey’. I was lost, truly, but not in a ‘I don’t know where

Talk to your kids

I have said for a long time that we need to talk more to our kids about the work we do and the careers we have in order to foster their thinking about the

In Online CTE, Focus on Interaction

Educational researchers have long recognized the social and situated nature of learning. Learning – particularly learning as it relates to a skill or


Sitting at the front of my room I had a tile board that read “Play is the Highest Form of Research” one of my favorite quotes from Einstein. I have

Times Change – Human Connection Does Not

The importance of connection among other people is proven. Some would even argue that the sense of connection within your career is more important than

Cyber Security in CTE

Have you ever thought about a topic that you truly felt needed to be a CTE program of study? If you have, what steps have you taken in order to make it

Start With Why

In his book, Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action, Simon Sinek presents the idea that great leaders inspire others by

Career Development in a Virtual Landscape

One of the main goals of Career & Technical Education at the high school level is to prepare students for career success.  To that end, the CTE

Law Enforcement Class in a Rural Context – Culture and the Military

Before I dive into culture, I do want to focus on the involvement with our local military recruiters. From the beginning, I wanted to have a class where

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