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 genealogy, writing, photography and music -- several 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.