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 Roles and Responsibilities Post 1

Since I’ve been working at Columbia and after completing the Guidance and Counseling Module, I’ve realized that the counselor’s have some additional roles and responsibilities. Guidance counselors are trained to respond to help students cope with emergencies such as injuries, tragedies, and/or deaths. My two cousins who are siblings were two of the three students that were hit or struck by a car as they were walking home from Stone Mountain High School in Dekalb County a few weeks ago. My assistant principal told me that guidance Counselor’s from every Dekalb County High School were to report to Stone Mountain HS to offer Grief Counseling because one of the students was killed in the accident. This is known as crisis management. They also play a role in standardized testing and administration. Counselors also provide support and seminars, forums, and discussions on various topics that are not only for the students, but for parents, teachers, administrators and the community. For students and parents, the counselors invite various colleges, businesses and the armed forces to recruit students. For teachers, the counselors offer classroom speakers and academic support. For administrators, the counselors offer school climate changes and behavior management plans. For the community, the counselors offer job shadowing and work-based learning, crisis intervention, referrals, and career education.

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