They say a teacher performing in the 85th percentile can generate $400,000* in economic benefits per 20 student class.
After our conversation with these two educators, I am convinced they have doubled, tripled, and quadrupled that number. These educators have gone above and beyond the call of duty. The impact of these educators is monumental.
A dose of inspiration awaits, do listen.
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Facebook page of the great Gary Bronson and his class: https://www.facebook.com/laureloaksdiesel/
Season 2 will be released at the start of the school year and will include episodes highlighting an awesome program helping to provide cars to students in need, shop program pen pals, highlights from the Harbor Freight Tools for Schools Let's Build It Institute, and much more. As always, please reach out with topic ideas: email@example.com
In this episode, Ron and I get the opportunity to sit down with Tae Kang who is working with an organization that is kicking butt in supporting shop teachers. One of those ways is by annually rewarding a total of one million dollars to a total of 18 shop teachers and shop programs around the country. You have the chance to apply:
Open to all U.S. public high school trades teachers.
Applications may be started April 17 and must be submitted by June 17.
If someone has a technical question, please contact Tae Kang at (424) 363-1783 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
Visit hftforschoolsprize.org for more information and to apply!
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Connect with us on LInked in as well: Matthew Barbercheck and Ron Grosinger. Thanks! Enjoy.
In episode 33, we get a special chance to talk with Barbercheck's dad who now retired, still pursues work as a business coach. As you know that title gets thrown around, however I really did feel that his questions and approach were helpful to an educator like myself. Hope you enjoy too. If you want more information on Senior (Richard) Barbercheck, follow this link... https://strategicorientation.com
In Episode 32, Barbercheck interviews fellow shop teacher Josh Klomp about his path to becoming a shop teacher. From special education to shop specialist. Josh Klomp's story. check out Josh's shop class Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/schsshop/
Mr. G's alumni and current friend, Chris Ortiz, reflects on what it was like to be in class with Mr.G
Here is the link to the song that Chris and I listened to. Wood by Alice in Chains. https://youtu.be/Nco_kh8xJDs
and here is a link to Chris's YouTube channel where he interviews me about a similar topic. https://youtu.be/Xf6CrWA9tmw
In Episode 29, we discuss the known differences between CTE vs Industrial Arts. CTE can receive more funding and it might be a more focused vocational training program. Industrial Arts, might have less funding but can cover a much broader range of topics for projects. There are also differences in job training requirements. Feel free to contact us with any feedback.
In episode 28, Mr. Barbaracheck and Mister G dissect the competitive and non-competitive projects available to students in shop class. Real-world world projects verse internal competitions. and everything in between. Some of the inspiration for this episode came from Esther Wojcicki. Check out her Ted Talk on project-based learning https://youtu.be/uQxsLPf1s0k
In episode 27, we interview Harrison D'Amico, a college senior that will become a shop teacher next year. We asked about his path, and preparation for the future. https://instagram.com/mr_damico?utm_source=ig_profile_share&igshid=bnt2pu6w9nyw
In Episode 26, we interview Hart Snider about his film "Shop Class". A horror film animation from an 8th grade point of view of a reluctant boy in Shop Class. Here is the link to the 8 minute movie: https://youtu.be/vrSDmJdDX1s
In Episode 25, Barbercheck and I discussed his article "The hierarchy of knowledge", which covers career path influence. And Bonus, we interview Tim Zavacki a shop teacher from Northwest New Jersey. Here are some links from the show: Barbercheck's article https://hawkshop.jimdo.com/2019/01/12/the-hierarchy-of-knowledge/ The movie "shop class" by Hart Snider. https://youtu.be/vrSDmJdDX1s Mr.G's project preparation questions: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1CFYMB0Za6yK-WI7cSnAxn2zVUoD-6CZoTyXR3mkD07o/edit?usp=drivesdk Tim Zavacki Instagram: https://instagram.com/zavacki_tech_ed?utm_source=ig_profile_share&igshid=15k70ffa3ewgm
Have you wondered what to call your course? We talk a little about that and more about the stigma of shop knowledge. Prompted by the observation of a future teacher, Ron and I discuss some of our favorite Instagram shop teachers giving them a shout out and a little love. We ponder ways to improve and accelerate some of the awesome collaboration taking place among ourselves. We don't cover everybody of course but included below is a list of all the shop teachers I've found on Instagram. If we're missing anyone, let us know!
Use this link and view the comments to get active links to all of the Instagram handles below: https://www.instagram.com/p/BsZFOSGArq-/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
Episode 22, short versus long student relationships. Barbercheck and Mr. G talk about the dynamic relationships established between a student and a teacher. We start by discussing our different environments, get into staying in touch with students after they graduate, initiating those relationships with fresh faces, remaining authentic, setting boundaries, and managing emotions.
Episode 21, A Win Win Barbercheck and Shopteachers
This episode, Barber check talks about his recent second-place win in the Harbor Freight Grant challenge. An in-depth application process was beneficial to him and other shop teachers alike. Listen to find out his journey and a triumphant finish.
In Episode 19, after a brief intro of Ron's current class project, we discuss the culture of safety in a high school or middle school workshop.
Link to Mr. Barbercheck's safety checklists: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1GGMnYM0_GTcwBDlqfGXLMPusG1xLBhlD?usp=sharing
Virinia Tech Lab safety referenced by Mr. Barbercheck: https://www.alce.vt.edu/signature-programs/team-ag-ed/teacher-resources.html
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Fail Safe wiki page as referenced by Ron G:
Mr. G IG: @mrgsworkshop
Mr. Barbercheck IG: @jack.of.all.learning
@jdietrich76, woodshop teacher from Illinois, who will be on The Green Woodworker podcast discussing involving our youth in making.
Episode 9, teacher training and Industry influence.
In this episode, we talk about summer jobs, training classes and Industry influence.
Special guest on this episode, is Manny Menna, ofFresh Innovations Co. Manny specializes in automation solutions for the package industry.
In episode 7, we talked with Kevin Witt, a first-year shop teacher. Mr. Barbercheck and I also discuss what it was like to survive our first years. This episode is valuable to anybody considering being a shop teacher or is in their current first year, or maybe to just reminisce about your first year teaching. Thanks for listening and you can also check us out on Instagram. @mrgsworkshop @theimposterteacher
Every wonder what thoughts go into setting up a school shop, maker-space, or STEAM lab?
In this episode, Barbercheck and I discuss workshop setup and equipment maintenance.
Harbor Freight Tools For Schools IG: https://www.instagram.com/hftforschools/?hl=en
New Jersey Institute of Technology SAE Solar Car Team
Additional info to references during the show:
Barbercheck's first tool wall assignments:
A look at how Barbercheck runs the tool holder design unit:
KISS Drill Bit Storage System
Paint marker set: