“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” ~ Albert Einstein
I found Albert’s quote on Paul Galbenski’s website. As the 2011-2012 Michigan Teacher of the Year, Paul is Michigan’s first Career and Technical educator to win the prestigious MTOY honor. Paul and his colleagues at Oakland Schools Technical Campuses (OSTC) know a bit about awakening the joy in creative expression and knowledge…and the pay-off for the students who are guided through college and/or career by innovation, inspiration and an entrepreneurial skill-set.
<<CLICK on the image (or go to http://tinyurl.com/CareerTech2) to read an interesting collection of current articles that acknowledge the powerful coalescence of high educational standards, alternative classrooms and 21st Century technical skills. Preparing students for a morphing career landscape (and for jobs that haven’t even been invented yet!) is a daunting task; preparing students to think, create and innovate is do-able — and is already happening at OSTC and in Career Tech Ed high schools across the USA. Examining new (or re-purposing traditional) paths to student educational success is part of a sweeping wave of governmental Ed Reform, but it’s not news to teachers and administrators working in CTE. Engaging students, awakening joy in learning and offering alternatives to the conventional classroom is CTE educators’ de rigueur… and I think Albert Einstein would appreciate the genius-inspired teachers that train, educate and motivate kids to stay and excel in school.
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