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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

Interview with counselor

I look forward to the interview that I have set up with the school counselor this week. It is "counselors" week at the school. So, I plan on getting my interview for my class but plan also to do a story for the school news. I believe that the interview will enlighten me as to the vast responsibilities of our school counselors. I have a mindset about what I believe they do, but do I really know ? I am familiar with all three of my school counselors. I see them as busy, caring and directed. There has been some opportunity to see them intercede in a meeting or counsel with a student. However, I have never really taken the time to ask what their job description encompasses. I feel that the discussion with them will give me deeper insight into what a high school counselor does for its students. By understanding this better, I can better promote the counselors and their services to my own students. Better yet, as a broadcasting teacher, I can promote all of the counselors as an entirety to the student body.


Jayna said...

I like your comment that by knowing better what the counselors do, that you can better inform your students. What a great idea. That would be very helpful. I dealt with an issue last week and wasn't exactly sure who to contact. Finally I contacted the students counselor and she took care of the issue. It will be good to know exactly what issues they deal with.

bernardo said...

Hi Lori,

I can agree with you regarding the school counselors. They have an enormous amount of responsibilities that we could not even imagine. I have met briefly with the counselor for my Small Learning Community and she brings a total different perspective to her job than I previous thought. Just to think of all the data plus making sure the student are taking the right course and on track to graduate is a great undertaking within itself.


Dr. M said...

Hi, Lori - good insight. I particularly like your take on what you can do for the counselors in your position as Broadcasting Instructor. They will greatly appreciate the communication avenue and your program will benefit from the close relationship that should result.