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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 Meet and Greet

It is often difficult to understand what exactly a job intales without actually getting some one on one feedback from a person working within that specific field. Therefore, I look forward to speaking with a counselor at my school so that I may gain more insight as to the details of his or her workload. Some of the things I know counselors are responsible for are student schedules, helping with personal or school related problems, enrollment, college planning, etc. I almost think of them as the department that handles the majority of the school "issues." I can think of several counselors at my school that I know I will actually enjoy talking with and honestly, this assignment makes me wonder why I haven't taken the time previously to do this on my own. I think that having a good relationship with the counselors can be beneficial to my program because counselors play such a large role in the development of student schedules. I look forward to this opportunity to build a connection that I do not currently have. This will be a fun assignment!

1 comment:

Dr. M said...

Hi, Christina - very insightful post and glad you are looking at this as a fun assignment, which it really should be. While you are getting feedback from the counselors about their responsibilities, I'm sure you will be thinking about how to share information about your program so you'all can work together for continued growth. Look forward to hearing about it!