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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

This week I had an opportunity to visit one of our Counselors at one of our home schools. Hopefully this will further open communications between the program I teach as well and the other programs in our school with the four county home schools that our students come from. Better informed students will be able to make choices that reflect their interest and career goals. Also communicating with the Counselors will make them more aware of our school and its programs as choices for their students when it comes to career counseling.

By visiting the Counselor I have gained a better understanding how much their job encompasses and how communicating with them can help me as a teacher. I thought I had an idea about their roles till the interview. I now have a much better appreciation for their role and the services they offer to the student, parent, teachers, school and community. The interview has helped by opening up two way communications on our common goal, preparing the students for their future.


1 comment:

Dr. M said...

Hi, Ron - as usual your posts are very informative and to the point. You are in a special situation given that the counselors are at another location. I had the same when I taught at an occupational center and it takes special efforts to reach those 'away' counselors. But, as you mentioned, those efforts are worth it for your program and your students. Great job!