NOV
20

Teacher Tuesday: Jason McCutcheon

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Name: Jason McCutcheon School: Bisbee High School Subject: Construction Total number of students: 75 Average class size: 15 Years teaching: 20+ What projects do you complete?  "We are very involved in our community. Over the past few years we have completed multiple projects; remodeled the Copper Queen Library Bookstore and built all the shelves the for the bookstore (the oldest library in Arizona) and we built all the shelves and children's table for the their annex library, built storage buildings for the Bisbee Fire Department and the Bisbee Community Garden, we built picnic tables for all of our school district's schools, built decorative steel fence and storage units for Our Second...
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NOV
13

Teacher Tuesday: Sherry Spring

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Name: Sherry Spring School: West Sabine High School Subject: Family and Consumer Sciences Years teaching: 20+ years Tell us more about the food truck project in your classroom! What is it? Why do you have students do it? What benefit do you see from it?  " This project is completed by my Culinary Arts Class. They create a new food truck venue in the "city" of their choice. Students have to select the type of food truck and a name for the truck and then design a marketing slogan. Once this is complete, they construct a mock-up model using a cereal box. They create a menu and then prepare one dish offered from their truck." What kinds of activities do you encourage with students?&nbs...
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NOV
08

OSHA Publishes Top Safety Violations

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In July 2018, CareerSafe signed an alliance with the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) to provide young workers, aged 16-24, educators, and administrators with information and resources on best practices to keep them safe and healthy in the workplace. The two-year alliance is aimed at promoting safety and health awareness among young workers in career and technical programs which include construction, agriculture, and healthcare industries. As an effort to drive the need for safety education home, OSHA publishes a list of the top 10 violations every fiscal year. Late last month, OSHA announced its list of the agency's top 10 violations for fiscal year 2018. The top 10 (i...
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NOV
06

Teacher Tuesday: Dr. Bart Taylor

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  Name: Bart Taylor School: A&M Consolidated High School Subject: Information Technology Total number of students: 180 Average class size: 20 Years teaching: 18 Tell me more about the video game tournament that you put on! "We have been hosting our video game tournament Game Wars since 2009. It was put together as an effort to raise funds for our SkillsUSA and Robotics programs while trying to utilize skills that we were learning in the classroom. Hosting a video game tournament of this magnitude requires more knowledge than the mere plugging in of a few Xboxes. Students create and implement their own network frameworks, set up gaming servers, program the registration systems, desig...
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NOV
02

Engaged Workers Are The Difference Makers

It is not a big stretch to say that labor-intense jobs can slip into monotony. Doing the same demanding tasks day-in and day-out can lead workers into complacency. Often, workplace complacency manifests in disengagement and poor productivity. According to a Gallup study, companies with engaged employees see a 48% decrease in safety incidents and a 22% increase in productivity. Gallup defines "engaged employees" as those who are involved in, enthusiastic about and committed to their work and workplace. Engaged workers are not only safer and more productive, but they are also present more. Safety, productivity, and attendance are more than just check boxes on a list of employee traits though....
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OCT
30

Teacher Tuesday: Jody Benda

Name: Jody Benda School: Apollo Career Center Subject: Sports Fitness and Exercise Science Total number of students : 38 Average class size: 19 Years teaching: 10 Why do you have students do certain projects? What benefit do you see from it?   "The OSHA 10-hour Healthcare course blends nicely into our Ohio CTE standards, and program credentials (Physical Therapy Aide Certification, ACE Group Personal Trainer)and helps tremendously with WEBXAMS." What kinds of activities do you encourage with students?   "Hands-on labs, skill builder sheets, apply real working scenarios with skill check offs, in the news real-life happenings discussions and videos to capture why all of what we ...
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OCT
26

Careers In Construction Month

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October is full of events and themes. Along with fun holidays like Halloween, there are great causes being fought for this month. Along with National Bullying Prevention Month, October plays host to Careers In Construction Month – an initiative led by the National Center for Construction Education and Research in partnership with BYF: Build Your Future. Careers in Construction Month aims at celebrating and recognizing the career opportunities that exist in the construction industry. Originally a one-week celebration when it started in 2005, 22 states plus the District of Columbia and Guam have declared this October Careers In Construction Month and 13 states have plans to celebrate next year...
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OCT
23

Teacher Tuesday: Leonard Venghaus

  Name: Leonard Venghaus School: Marble Falls High School CTE Dept. Subject: Principles of Construction / AG Design/Fabrication Total number of students: 129 Average class size: 20 Years teaching: 3 Tell me more about your classroom!  "I have a classroom for lecture and book work. I also have a shop with all the woodworking tools needed to complete small projects(birdhouses, chairs, tables) and finish a complete house project." What projects do you complete?   "In my class, students build birdhouses, chairs, tables and storage sheds." Why do you have students do those projects? What benefit do you see from it?   "For my beginning students, they learn basic safety and cons...
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OCT
19

National Teen Driver Safety Week

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This week is National Teen Driver Safety Week (NTDSW) -- a week dedicated to raising awareness and seeking solutions to help avert injuries and deaths of teens on the road. Now in its 11th year, NTDSW has fought locally and nationally to bring millions of teens, parents, schools, and policymakers together in an effort to help reduce the number of car crashes involving teens, the number one cause of death for teenagers in America. On a local level, NTDSW has helped establish seat belt checks, safe driving pledges, and meetings with elected officials all over the nation. They have also helped organize seat belt checks and safe driving pledge walls all in an effort to create positive change. I ...
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OCT
16

Teacher Tuesday: Jay Weinman

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Name: Jay Weinman School: Eastern Westmoreland Career and Technology Center Subject: Career and Technical Education, Cabinetmaking Total number of students: 550+ Years teaching: 7 Tell us more about your classroom!   "The classroom consists of a laboratory equipped with various stationary machinery used to manipulate raw materials into finished products. The area also includes a classroom for lecturing, a computer lab, and a locker room. The machinery ranges from hand tools to CNC machines. Students complete projects that is embedded in the curriculum, including plaques, shelves, cabinets, countertops, and other woodworking projects. Also, the students tackle "live-work" projects, which...
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