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This week I would like you to use your imagination. You have just won the lottery and will leave your teaching post immediately to travel around the world. As you leave your keys you meet your replacement. You are asked to give this new teacher just ONE piece of advice. What would that be, and why? Enjoy your world expedition!

Blog Post - Week 7
This past week in my own teaching I felt a little disconnected which prompts my question to you, "What was the moment (or moments) when I felt most disconnected or disengaged as a teacher - the moment(s) I said to myself, I'm just going through the motions here?"

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 6
For the past couple of weeks you have experienced asynchronous online learning (doing modules by yourself). Previously this semester you have experienced synchronous online learning (all together in the Collaborate room). Which do you think is more effective and why do you think that? Which do you like better, and why?

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 5
This week we have what we call "open mic." You can write a post about anything related to your teaching that you would like responses from your classmates.

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 4
Here is this week's question: "What was the event that most took me surprise this week - and event that shook me up, caught me off guard, gave me a jolt, or made me unexpectedly happy?"

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 3
Please write a post about the following question, "In thinking about my past week teaching what is one thing I would do differently, and why?"

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 2
Please write a post about the following question, " In thinking about my teaching activities this past week, of what do I feel most proud? Why?"

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 1
Describe something you used in your program in the first weeks of school that you learned in the summer NTI program. How did it work? Did it get you off to a stronger start than last year?

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Counselor Interview

I am looking forward to my interview with our guidance counselor and learn more about her tasks. I believe this assignment will have a threefold effect on my program and students. Counselors provide invaluable resources of support for students in academic, social and career settings. Academically, counselors assist my students in deciding technical pathways to pursue. They help them to plan curriculums and map out courses they need to complete in order to finish the pathway. Counselors help students seek opportunities to experience various career opportunities through course placement, career testing, presentations and counseling. Ultimately, counselors help students balance their academic loads with the social and personal aspects of their lives. Often times, students are at the crossroads in their lives. They are trying to balance school with social acceptance, family challenges and the mere physical aspects of growing up. Although I am knowledgeable of the subject matter I teach, my insight related to the tasks of the counselor are very limited. My ultimate goal is to ensure the success of my students. Having counselors to help my students develop a academic maps, guide them through the curriculums and see to it that social and personal challenges are minimized that impede their opportunity to succeed.

1 comment:

Dr. M said...

Hi, Bea - well thought out and well said! With a comprehensive approach such as you articulated, your program and your students will definitely benefit from this assignment. I sure would like to be a fly on the wall during your interview as I'm sure you'all will share a great deal of information. Looking forward to hearing all about it!