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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?

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Item #1 Personal Impessions Roles and Responsibilities of Guidance Counselors

My personal impressions , are as such during this lesson .I had the opportunity to sit down with our Junior /Senior school counselor at Laney High School , while conducting my interview with Ms. Rolland . I received first hand the and eye -opening experience of her day in just , one hour from constant incoming phone calls to teachers early arrival that just want to get a glimpse of her for a few seconds, to parents of graduating seniors waiting patiently to see her , all that I might add did not schedule an appointment with her , well these thing all are much more important that my interview for NTI , student ,parents and business call all that precedence over my interview. I notice how she was able to multi-task with each challenge that she encounted , and through it all I received a quality interview , never mind the fact that all the events of the day began at 6:30am , just one hour before the start of the school day , My personal impression of a school counselors as such , they consul and nurture the mind ,body and soul of every student that passes through there door, they encourage teachers with host of resources that me assist with students academics and they motivate and encourage student achievement. I was very much overwhelmed with their job description


Courtney said...

You are so right about the counselor having to do so much. At the the same time they know evey students name and info like it is nothing. They have to work threw lunch most of the times because parents come to the schools during their lunch break to check on their child. Being able to the job of a counselor really takes a person with strong mind and the will to help others. The counselor is truley and extended parent.

Wyndell said...

Selina, It was nice to meet you in Alpharetta. Your post sounds like you could have been standing in the Hawkinsville High School counselor's Office. It's true,they have plenty to do. I totally agree with your last two sentences.