As the first and only middle school Construction Technology Educator in my Philadelphia, PA school district, I teach masonry, electrical wiring, plumbing, carpentry and all the building trade skills. In my conference session, I will talk about my methods for teaching and managing the Building Trades program at the Mayfair School. I will also explain how I outfitted my own RV as a traveling shop so I can reach people in the neighboring communities. My students learn skills that they will use all their lives; whether they decide to pursue a career in the Building Trades or just need to repair something in their own homes. I hope to inspire other middle schools to create similar programs. The photo above shows my students building a bunny mansion at a local farm.