Ron Burgundy is famous for his obvious lack of moral fortitude. He is a unique and obviously fictional character. I have always noticed that the majority of real people tend not to notice their own impressive attributes as Mr. Burgundy does in the video below. Fortunately for me, almost every one of the students, teachers, and administrators that I have had the pleasure of working with at Bel Air High School have embodied this respectfully self-unaware persona.
Students are just doing what they need to do.
Our students are doing what they need to do in Biomed to be successful. They are very motivated to do well in class in order to try to achieve the best grade possible and set themselves up for the opportunity to attend the college they want to attend and to obtain the career they want to obtain. They work hard and complete all of the assignments given to them. What they tend not to realize along the way is that by doing this, they are becoming advanced in the field of biomedical sciences for their age and current position as high school students. They are becoming impressive in their abilities to solve problems, work in groups, and present information. They think they’re just doing normal things, but they’re creating exceptional work.
How the nation perceives Project Lead The Way (PLTW).
PLTW is a superb organization. I even ignorantly under-appreciated PLTW myself when I became involved in the program during the first year Biomedical Innovations ran as a course 6 years ago. My recent visit to the very impressive national PLTW Summit 2016 in Indianapolis put an exclamation mark on my concept of PLTW as a leading organization in our country for preparing students for careers in STEM fields. Actually, not only preparing them, but giving them an advantage over all other students pursuing the same goals. A lot of really important people and organizations vouch for this as well. The only drawback to the impact that PLTW has is that the seamless content and curriculum often leaves students unaware of the scope of the program in which they are participating.