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CanKuhn

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02-27-2010 09:55 PM

Found this site through: http://www.newwookiee.com and contributed to a topic about New Yankee Workshop - the early years last week. I’m a woodshop teacher in Southern California. I’ve been teaching for 22 years. Are there any other Woodshop teachers here? Click HERE to see woodshop school website. I have a man crush on Norm and have a wall in my Woodshop at school devoted to him. Was sad to hear that he’s no longer making New Yankee Workshops, but his show will live on in my class room. I already feel welcomed here by the comments left on my profile I look forward to contributing and getting all my wood questions answered.

-- Wood is Good!


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#1 posted 02-28-2010 12:08 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks! You may find it addicting!

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#2 posted 02-28-2010 12:36 AM

Welcome. From what I’ve seen this is one of the web’s best WW sites. Whether you post a lot or mostly just lurk, I hope you enjoy it. -SST

-- Accuracy is not in your power tool, it's in you

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#3 posted 03-03-2010 11:37 PM

I am also a woodshop teacher, but for much less time then you. Great to have you at LJ’s.
MrsN

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#4 posted 03-04-2010 01:20 AM

Not sure if this is the place to ask this. But I have always thought it would be great to be a woodshop teacher. I have a B.A. and we run a small family run cabinet shop. How would a person go about teaching woodshop. I work for the state right now and we run the cabinet shop on the side. My passion is woodworking and I have always been very fond of the idea of teaching school and have been entertaining the idea of teaching math.

Anyway, just thought I would toss that question out there.

Thanks,
Jerry

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#5 posted 03-04-2010 08:19 PM

I believe that some states will let you start teaching with a non-teaching degree with something like an emergency license, but as far as I know you will eventually have to get a teaching degree. My degree is Technology Education, which covers anything from woodshop to drafting to engeering to photography. My license is K-12 but I don’t know where there is an elementry school with a program, I teach 6-12 currently. My best advise would be to talk to your states departement of education and see what creditentials you would need, can’t hurt to ask.

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#6 posted 03-04-2010 08:37 PM

Welcome!!

Enjoy!!

Something New every day

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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CanKuhn

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#7 posted 03-05-2010 02:29 AM

Jerry, When Woodshop teachers retire in our district they end up closing the shop because there’s no one out there that can teach it. Don’t know about other areas of the country but I sure there are disctricts right now looking for a Woodshop teacher. I would suggest subbing in your local district to get a taste of what it’s like to be a teacher to see if that’s something you want to persue. All you need in most states is BA to become a sub. In our district of 50,000 students we only have 2 middle School shop teacher. We need more Woodshop teachers.

-- Wood is Good!

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#8 posted 03-06-2010 03:27 AM

Welcome Cankuhn. you’ll find this site one of the best for learning techniques and idea sharing. Heck a lot of materials are shared as well with fellow LJ’s. It is like one big 16,000 member family and it is addicting!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#9 posted 03-06-2010 06:24 PM

MrsN here’s a link to a Woodworking teachers form if you want to take a look: http://www.woodworkingteachers.com/Default.aspx?g=topics&f=1

-- Wood is Good!

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#10 posted 03-09-2010 06:43 AM

Thanks for the information CanKuhn. I love woodworking and love to build custom things like kitchens and wall units. I think being a shop teacher would be the ultimate, combining two things I love a lot. I will look further into it. Thanks, Jerry

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