“Why do we need to know this?”

I've been preparing for another year in front of the classroom This year I'll be teaching hydronics, isometric drawing and related math All the preparation in the world would never have prepared me for a very memorable guy in my class: Andy Half way into heat load calculations, Andy raised his hand. His question: Why do we need to know this? Now it's never easy to sit through a class on a subject you've got little interest in, and for Andy this was one of those classes I reminded Andy that he will change jobs, shops and interests many times down the road to retirement

The cooler weather and shorter days have marked the beginning of the end for A/C tuneups, hot and muggy jobsites and even short sleeves for some of us here in the northland. It’s also back to school time. Of course I’m talking about trade schools and apprenticeship programs.

Just a few weeks ago The Lovely Heather and I were school shopping for our boys. This of course means for me that more class time is just around the corner. Well, in the few weeks since I’ve been

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