I’m Afraid It’s Too Late For Those In Parker’s Class!
But they sure are learning a lot, I have to give them that, and in my mind, the end always justifies the means…at least when you’re talking about student involvement and student learning.
So what are Eddy Parker’s students learning these days at Comanche High School? Auto Mechanics, plain and simple, with some very, very non-plain and non-simple methods!
Upon first entering the auto mechanics shop, nothing looks even a bit strange. I found an old vehicle jacked up tall enough for anyone to walk beneath, and the students were all holding some very conventional tools when I began to snap photos of their work. So far, nothing out of the ordinary. And then Mr. Parker and the boys began to talk.
As I would have expected, this vehicle is going to run! The 6 cylinder engine has been replaced with a 350.
The back blinkers are actually going to be windshield wipers, and beside the doors will be bike pedals that actually move as the vehicle moves. Overall a fun, fun way for students to learn some very important skills, and yes, they will be able to show off their work at the next Pow Wow car show!