Magazine article Technology and Children

T&C Field Editor Retires

Magazine article Technology and Children

T&C Field Editor Retires

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Terry Thode, Field Editor of Technology and Children, will be retiring at the end of this school year. It has been a true joy to work with her on T&C for the last four years, and she will be truly missed, both by the ITEA staff and by her colleagues--not to mention by her students. Below are just a few testimonials to her contributions to the field of technology education.

Terry Thode is perhaps the most incredible teacher I have ever met. As a college professor of Technology Education with a PhD in Teaching and Learning, it has been the highlight of my year for the past five years to not only take my students to her lab, but to sit at her feet, cross-legged with her students, and learn from such a master teacher. The contribution Terry has made to teaching technology education in the elementary school is the greatest that has been made by anyone--bar none. Thank you Terry, for your example, dedication, devotion, and love for your profession and most importantly for your students.

Jared Berrett

Associate Professor

Brigham Young University

Terry Thode has been an inspiration to me because she is able to motivate elementary school teachers to teach technology in fun ways. Few others are able to do that. Thanks, Terry.

Vincent Childress

Associate Professor of Technology

North Carolina A&T State University

What a wonderful experience it has been to work with Terry on T&C. Her materials are always on time, complete, and ready to use (what a great example for her students--and the rest of us, as well). Her enthusiasm and professionalism are second to none. Thank you, Terry--we will miss you!

Kathie Cluff

ITEA Editor

It has been my good fortune and pleasure to work with Terry on T&C over the last few years. She is knowledgeable, hard working, and FUN! Terry makes 110% effort look easy, while always maintaining her positive sense of adventure. I have appreciated having her as a "go to" person for elementary technology education. She always has the answer, or else--she'll figure it out! Thank you Terry!

Katie de la Paz

ITEA Editor-in-Chief

In 1996, Jim Kirkwood and I spent a week observing Terry teaching in Hailey. In that short period, it was clear that that the philosophy she championed at conferences and in articles was what she lived and breathed every day as a teacher. I think it bears repeating: To thousands of ITEA members, Terry, along with her husband Brad, has been an inspiration; but to thousands more children, she has been their first technology teacher.

Pat Foster

Associate Professor of Technology Education

Central Connecticut State University

Terry's amazing energy and happy spirit is infectious! …

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