is me (Mr. Mynott) camping in Keremos. As you can see, my black Jeep is
getting some SERIOUS
suspension flex. I love Jeeps. If you can't tell by the picture, I am
avid automotive and outdoors enthusiast among many other things. Feel
free to click on the image to get a better look.
all and welcome to Automotive. Automotive is just one facet of the
Technology Education curriculum in the province of British Columbia.
Technology Education is possibly one of the most exciting and
rewarding areas to study in and for myself to teach in. Yes, I
absolutely love my job. We use every type of education that you can
think of and we use all of it in the name of practicality. Whether
its math, physics, biology, engineering, English, environmental
studies, etc.. All of these areas are integrated into
Education in a practical way.
wish you all the successes with your studies. I implore you all to
reach as far as you can. When you think you have reached far enough,
reach a little more. Only what you choose will become reality. Choose
is Mr. Mynott. You might be wondering a little a little bit about your
instructor. Well, lets get started. After graduating High school in all
academics with very high grades I turned down a scholarship to the
University of British Columbia in favor of attending Simon Fraser
University. After attending SFU and studying towards a major in
Chemistry and a minor in Kinesisology I decided that life needed to
take a turn.
been teaching is the area of lifeguarding and first aid and always knew
that I would be teaching in some facet and most likely that would be
high school. Although I enjoyed teaching the younger kids in swimming
lessons the enthusiasm of teenagers sparked my interest. After working
with vehicles of all natures and being a hobbiest metal fabricator I
decided to put my love of teaching and my technical skills together.
entered into the TTED (Teacher Technology Education Diploma Program) at
BCIT. My opinion about BCIT, simply awesome. From my experiences, BCIT
offers education with goals and aspirations of employment. This is
something that all of my years at university never really gave me. Kind
of the world of
Academia Vs. employment orientated education. Well, money makes the
world go round so getting employment can't be a bad thing. After 2
years of the most difficult, intense and rewarding education I had done
thus far in my educational life I was graduating BCIT with with
honors. After this bought of education at BCIT I entered the UBC
teacher education program and finished this with top marks. I began my
teaching career in the Richmond School district and worked at London
Secondary school teaching drafting, woodwork, and planning 10.
hobbies have always been of a technical nature. I can always remember
my mother asking me what I was doing when I was out of sight. Well, I
was always building something or trying to fix something. As one has
many hobbies, I spent mine not only being involved in the community in
which I live, working as a life guard at the local aquatic centers but
working on various technical projects from different technical areas.
with a zillion other projects, I have just recently finished my Masters
Degree in Educational Technology. My personal opinion, Educational
Technology is a very interesting area of study. I am mostly doing my
work in open source software and how to support education thorough its
up this introduction, I love learning. I especially love learning
everything technical. You know, the how. Metal fabrication, computer
programming and so on. I am my own worst enemy, since I love knowing about
everything I spent copious amounts of time trying to become an expert
at everything. Yes, trying to become and expert at everything turns out to be VERY time consuming.
than all the educational stuff I have a wife and a
cat. Lets call my wife Sally. Her name is not Sally but some
students named her that so that is what it will be. As for my cat his
name is Sammy. He is a male orange Tabby. Kind of like Garfield but WAY
cuter. Well, I hope you have enjoyed this short introduction. See you in the classroom!