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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?

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Bruce - Guidance Module POST 2

The most challenging aspect of a guidance counselor's job, in my opinion, must be dealing with so many different students effectively, with a positive outcome. I would not want to tell a student that they were not accepted to their school of choice, or would need to be enrolled in a remedial course the next semester. Dealing with all of the broken hearts and dreams would be very difficult. With those disappointments might also come upset parents. Being a master adviser to all of the students to which you are assigned must be incredibly difficult. The most rewarding aspect of the guidance counselor's job plays off of what I feel may be the most challenging aspect. That is, watching students achieve their dreams for the next major step in their life. Guiding students through the applications and financial aid process as well as all of the other paperwork required to enter college or technical school, and delivering them at their goal must be highly rewarding. Anytime that a student chooses the path of higher education, there is a sense of accomplishment as an educator. But, to be with the student through the entire process and see them through to the achievement of their goal must be especially rewarding.

1 comment:

Mr."D" said...

I agree with your post. I do not understand how a guidance counselor keeps up with all they have to do and has time to work with students, parents and all that is necessary in order to keep the student on track in the direction that is best suited for that particular student. I also, would find it difficult to give people news they did not want to hear, but on the other hand, I would really find it rewrding to help a student and be able to give them good news.