Techniques

This magazine has news on legislative affecting career and technical education, features on issues and program, profiles of educators and notices of new products.

Articles from Vol. 80, No. 8, November-December

An Education in Diversity: Our Nation's Students May Reflect Many Races and Cultures, but They All Share the Need for an Education upon Which to Build Their Futures-And the Future of the United States
America the beautiful is increasingly becoming America the beautifully diverse. Long known as 'the melting pot," our nation is now a rich stew of spices from cultures around the world. As our diversity has increased even further in recent years, a...
A Special Inspiration: Louie Moore Is Doing More Than Simply Giving Back to the School That Gave Him His Education. He Offers the Students There an Inspiring Example to Follow
A 1996 graduate of the Teaching Professions Program at Collinwood High School in Cleveland, Ohio, Louie L. Moore today is giving back to his alma mater as a special education teacher and junior varsity basketball coach. As a high school senior,...
Baby Birds' Solo Flight
We were all seated around a conference table with distinguished doctors, health care professionals and board members from Palm Healthcare Foundation. I looked over at our two senior students, Joanne and Emmanuel, from our medical program at Lake Worth...
Body Language in the Classroom: Communication Is More Than Words, and It Is Important for Teachers and Administrators to Understand the Nonverbal Messages They Are Sending and Receiving in the Classroom
Ralph Waldo Emerson and Mae West would seem to have little in common, but there is one thing they both understood--the importance of body language. "The telltale body is all tongues," Emerson once said, while West famously noted, "I speak two languages,...
Bright Ideas for Dark Days: From the Author of Teachers Touch Eternity, Here Are 20 Tips for Motivating Yourself and Others through the Dark Days of Winter
When the memory of those beautiful fall days begins to dim, and spring still seems a lifetime away, we may feel our enthusiasm begin to take a dive. I begin teaching at 7:15 a.m., which means I arrive at school in the dark most of the school year....
Building Futures Together: In the Palm Beach County School District, Career Academies Are Preparing Students for Their Future ... Not Our Past
The Palm Beach County School District has begun an exciting and visionary project to improve the quality of education for its students. It is developing 80 career academies as a response to the business community's request for high performing graduates....
Charge Up Your Career: By Partnering with the Local School District and Its Minority Teacher Incentive Program, a Union Chapter Is Increasing Awareness for All Students of Career Opportunities as Electricians
As one of approximately 120 chapters throughout the country, the Quad Cities Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) has been representing the management interests of electrical contractors in western Illinois and eastern...
Dental Hygienist
Job Description Dental hygienists clean teeth and help dental patients to develop and maintain good oral health in the prevention of tooth decay and gum disease. They discuss general health issues with clients and update dental charts. Dental hygienists...
Food for Thought: A Culinary Arts Program Can Teach More Than Just Cooking Skills. It Can Also Help Foster Multicultural Understanding
Social scientists are always looking for ways to close the gap of intolerance between diverse cultures. Sensitivity training is usually synonymous with dialogue, but paying "lip service" is often not enough to foster lasting understanding. Among...
Increased National Debt: Serious Implications for CTE
According to the Congressional Budget Office, the national deficit reached $317 billion at the end of FY 2005; a figure that does not take into account the money being borrowed from the Social Security Trust, the cost of fighting the war on terrorism,...
Leading for Diversity
In this month's issue on "The Changing Face of CTE," we look at ways in which educators are dealing with an increasingly diverse classroom, but educational leaders are faced with the responsibility of ensuring safe school environments where students...
Positive Student Attitudes toward CTE
For nearly a century, career and technical education has been a federally funded fixture within secondary education in the United States. However, faced with the challenges of the federal No Child Left Behind mandates, and the emphasis on academics...
Process versus Product: What Can You Get When You Combine 100 Students from Three Career Technical Programs, Six Student-Created Concepts, Three Highly Motivated Instructors and Two Leaders in Automotive Technology?
When a leader in the manufacturing of accessories for one of the major automotive producers in the world asks for help in designing a new product, how should an instructor at a career and technical education center reply? Cautiously? With reserve?...
Reflecting the Face of Diversity
Most of us have had the experience of hearing from an old friend after years of absence. As you reminisce, you settle on the last visual image you have of that person. When you finally reconnect, what is the reality? While you may see hints of the...
Sharing the Language of Learning: Welcoming Newcomers to the Community Can Provide Both a Community Service Opportunity and a Learning Experience for Students
Ever felt out of place? Were you careful not to look foolish? Could you just "fit in" without losing your identity? Educating newcomers to help themselves provides the knowledge and security they will need to function better in the community, but...
Sinclair Community College
Sinclair Community College is a single-campus college located in downtown Dayton, Ohio. It is among the largest community college campuses in America with an enrollment of more than 24,000 students. The college was named after David A. Sinclair, the...
SREB Report on Principal Internships
The Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), in its report on The Quality of Field Experiences in Educational Leadership Programs, describes a we]l-built internship as "a sturdy vessel upon which new practitioners can navigate the swift, unpredictable...
The ACTE Code of Ethics
Over the past year, the ACTE Board of Directors has been working on a statement of ethics as a guide to help CTE educators. This statement provides a framework by which to guide career and technical educators and the institutions through which they...
The Enrollment Funnel: A Smart Marketing Plan Creates Emotional Attachment and Loyalty in a School's Prospective Students
Have you noticed the enormous competition targeted at your prospects and students? Turn on the TV or radio, or check your mailbox to see that every school, library, recreation center, and hundreds of companies are contending day after day for your...
The Epidemic Growth of Health Career Camps: Career Camps Are Increasingly Being Used as Vehicles to Attract More Students to the Health Care Profession
There is a new twist to the traditional summer camps that parents look to enroll their children in over summer break. An epidemic of career camps is spreading across the nation and offers a unique alternative for students during the lazy, hazy days...
The Power of Organization
"When a teacher is habitually disorganized, the students realize they're not expected to be organized." That observation comes from a student who is working on her master's in education. While in the process of becoming certified, this young future...