GARY JD GINGRAS is a retired school teacher. For over twenty years he taught manual and computer-assisted drafting to technical education students in both high school and community college environments. Along the way, he also taught a variety of sketching, history, structures, technology education, and computer applications courses. For his next phase, Gary is turning his attention toward writing and photography, two interests that he has enjoyed since his youth.
An anthology (1968 through 1979) of 50 pieces of poetry, prose, and illustration. Originally compiled in 1979 and self-published in print form. Edited and re-formatted in 2013 to create an ebook version.
Topic: In terms of what teachers need to know about their students, what are some strengths and weaknesses of Piaget’s stage theory of cognitive development?
Thesis: You can teach an old dog new tricks: an experienced teacher can assimilate and accommodate Piaget’s stage theory of cognitive development, and propose a plan of action for a particular student’s educational needs.
As an instructor of manual drafting, I needed a better reference document for high school and community college students than what I found published in textbooks. This ebook version includes links to examples of technical lettering on the internet.