LumberJocks

Getting back in shop #1: Warming Up!

  • Advertise with us
Blog entry by NorCalNate posted 06-12-2009 01:23 AM 736 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
no previous part Part 1 of Getting back in shop series no next part

How many fun Blog readers will I get? The clever pun in the title should really draw you readers in. I am loosing my Administration job in 2 weeks and I continue the search. I hope to teach woodshop again in the fall, but have been out of the shop for 5 years. I need ideas, helps, plans etc. I will try to sign up for a refresher course at the local community college, but the biggest challenge will be trying to reach the kids. A High School student is never an easy thing to tame. Any good things will be accepted any bad ideas keep to yourself. short anecdotes of great teachers are okay also (but tell me why they were great, be specific). Remember High school and the fun to be had. Reminisce, get nostalgic, and help a new jock!



4 comments so far

View Zuki's profile

Zuki

1404 posts in 3543 days


#1 posted 06-12-2009 01:53 AM

There are a few high school shop teachers here on the site. Try using the search engine to see what hits you get. I think I favorited a few . . . I’ll go look.

-- BLOG - http://www.colorfulcanary.com/search/label/Zuki

View Zuki's profile

Zuki

1404 posts in 3543 days


#2 posted 06-12-2009 01:57 AM

I did a quick search on the site using the search on the top right of the page.

Oodles of hits on “teachers” and “shop class”.

-- BLOG - http://www.colorfulcanary.com/search/label/Zuki

View Zuki's profile

Zuki

1404 posts in 3543 days


#3 posted 06-12-2009 08:53 PM

View lew's profile

lew

11344 posts in 3221 days


#4 posted 06-12-2009 09:34 PM

Actually, high school kids- especially in a shop environment- do not require “taming”.

They are eager to learn and will absorb everything you can throw at them. Give them respect and treat them fairly and they will return it ten fold. Keep them challenged and they will respond with amazing interest. Keep them busy and they will give you everything they have. Provide humor and they will look forward to your class and listen to what you have to say. To steal an old Navy advertising slogan- “Teaching is not a job, it’s an adventure”. Never be satisfied with what you did yesterday. Keep it new. Keep it fresh. If it doesn’t work, ask yourself- “is it me or is it the kids”. Most often you will find it was you.

33 years in the classroom and another 6 (and counting) as a half time substitute.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com