Rules For Posting To This Blog and Weekly Blog Question

1. Only use your first name (no last names, addresses, IM screen names, etc.)
2. Show respect and consideration of others when posting and commenting. This includes individuals, students, organizations, political parties, colleagues, etc.
3. Check all posts for spelling and grammar errors before posting.
4. Protect the privacy of others. Gain permission from other people before you write about them. Avoid sharing someone else's last name. Use job titles or pseudonyms when writing about experiences with your co-workers or students.
5. Watch your language. Use politically correct and non-offensive language.
6. Make sure you write about things that are factual.
7. Keep your postings education-oriented. Avoid discussing plans for the weekend, etc.

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, January 31, 2010

Guidance and Counseling Rewards and Challenges Post 2

I think that school guidance counselor’s face various rewards and challenges of in their jobs. I also think that there is a comparison with teachers and their rewards and challenges. I think that one reward for counselors is for students to graduate on time with the appropriate number of credits, especially since this is one of their major responsibilities. I think that another reward is for former students to successfully complete college and further studies. The most rewarding aspect of this is for the students to return to campus showing great levels of maturity and other accomplishments. Another reward is when seniors receive full and/or partial scholarships to fund their education. This is especially rewarding for the counselors when they have somehow helped the student(s) with the scholarship application process. The counselors face various challenges as well. One challenge is uncooperative students and parents. I am speaking of truancy in this example. Some students come to school when and if they feel like it and many parents are aware of this. The counselors are responsible for tracking as well as documenting these instances. Another challenge is failing and grade repeaters. As hard as teachers and counselors work to ensure student progress, students many times fail to meet the expectations academically. Drop-out rate is another challenge. For those who work in education for the right reasons, we all dread to see the statistics when it comes to increasing drop-out rates. Counselors are faced with the challenge of keeping the students on track and focused so that they can not only graduate, but graduate on time.

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