"The secret of education lies in respecting the pupil."
by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Dear Student and Parent,
I believe that all students can learn Engineering and they have the capacity to become technically
competent and confident when provided a rigorous and challenging engineering program supported
by high expectations. Engineering is an important course for further study and practice in real life
careers and applications in business, industry, government, trade and services, technical, vocational
and other professional pursuits. I look forward to working with you!
Together, we can do engineering with CLASS!Sincerely, Mrs. BlaskeC.L.A.S.S. PhilosophyCharacter is essential.
"Watch your thoughts, for they become words.
Watch your words, for they become actions.
Watch your actions, for they become habits.
Watch your habits, for they become character.
Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny."
Leadership is helpful.I believe that a strong leader is a good listener.Good listening skills are importantin individual work and in cooperative groups."Effective leaders help others tounderstand the necessity of change and toaccept a common vision of the desiredoutcome." (John Kotter)
Attitude is very important.A positive attitude supports learning. Persist andpersevere when faced with challenges.Your goal is mastery and proficiency throughdaily practice."Attitude is a little thing thatmakes a big difference." (Winston Churchill)
Scholarship is infinite."True scholarship consists in knowing notwhat things exist, but what they mean; it isnot memory but judgment." (James Russell Lowell)
Service is priceless.As you work with other students in this class,you will find that you are also helping yourself."The best way to find yourself is to loseyourself in the service of others." (Mahatma Gandhi)