TEACHING CAREER

Dr. Bill Pasewark was fortunate to have taught in two of the major segments of all societies:


BUSINESS
%

EDUCATION
%

These two ubiquitous societal segments penetrate and overlay almost all other segments of most cultures. For example, in a scientific lab, managers and employees are constantly educating themselves about science and business to keep abreast of their discipline.

Dr. Pasewark taught a wide range of subjects in Business, Education, and Business Education. He was possibly the first professor who taught the most number of subjects (53) in three different disciplines. Most professors teach a limited number of subjects in one discipline.

After several years of teaching, he adopted a guide for teaching his lessons:

Love my subject; love my students.

Do my best to bring them together.

An educational goal evolved that would permeate all aspects of his teaching and authorship careers:

Help my students live better lives.

Dr. Pasewark observed numerous high school student teachers of business, English, math, and social studies in four states. In an organizational class, students listed the talents of their most effective teachers. These talents were categorized and recorded on a Teacher Evaluation Chart to be used when he observed them teaching. At the beginning of the course, he taught a "model" high school lesson on communication, and the student teachers evaluated him using the Teacher Evaluation Chart that they constructed. In a letter dated June 16, 1975, the College of Education Dean at Texas Tech University states, "I am very excited about this as a trail-breaking enterprise and eager that it should be well documented and become a kind of model for us."

 College of Education Dean Supports Teacher Evaluations

Dr. Pasewark and his co-author son, Scott Pasewark, gave numerous professional speeches across the country at business teacher conventions. At the beginning of the meeting, they distributed forms. The completed forms rated their presentation and asked teachers to identify their three most difficult problems teaching computers. The forms were then used to draw for the door prize: a bottle of champagne. The solutions to the teachers' problems, were the Pasewarks' richest resource for subsequent speeches, lessons at Texas Tech University, and improvements to their textbook manuscripts.

There are 5 major employment categories in the United States:

1. ENTREPRENEURS
%
2.
PRIVATE BUSINESS
%
3.
GOVERNMENT INSTITUTIONS
%
4.
ARMED FORCES
%
5.
NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS
%

 

Bill Pasewark is fortunate to have worked in the first four categories and have extensive service in the not-for-profit organizations. These experiences gave him valuable insights into the strengths and weaknesses of each entity and their roles in the U.S. economy. Actual experience in all five categories also added insight while teaching business courses.