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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

Guidance Conselor Interview

I believe that any interaction you have with a colleague should be one that leaves both parties more eduacated and informed upon their departure from each other. I have already had many interactions with my counseling deparment-some of which were not so pleasant, but they all left me better informed about the counseling process and them about my program and it's structure. I have had to educate the counselors on issues from the meaning of my class titles to the importance of not having the students skip prerequisite classes. I am looking forward to expanding our knowledge base of one another through this interview.

I think the interview will not only help foster a better working relationship between myself and the counselors but it will allow me to share this information with my other colleagues as well. So many times teachers find themselves at war with the counseling department and in particular CTAE teachers. Specific programs have found themselves to be dumping grounds for the more challenging students with the conselors not having knowledge of the curriculun and the success of the student within it. The counselor's find themseles in difficult situations with having not only to please parents, students and administrators but have to follow specific federal mandates as well which some teachers are unaware of. I would like to make my interview public in some way either by email or as a presentation at a faculty meeting to help close the gap between teachers and counselors.

1 comment:

Dr. M said...

Hi, Nicole - you have touched on several poignant issues in your post! Your past experience has helped identify some areas that need to be addressed and I love your idea of making your interview and/or the information public! I would think it would be very helpful, especially within the CTAE Dept, to share your interview experience, and to help bridge gaps and develop an understanding between CTAE and the counselors. A mutually beneficial working relationship should be the result - you go, girl!