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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 #3b Most challenging for guidance counselors

Challenging careers ! Yes guidance counselors face challenges daily. As stated in the reading material guidance counselors definitely have a mental health perspective. They meet with challenging situation that include dealing with adolescents ,their mental and social growth to their social norms and even economic situations . They are poised with many challenges with the youth of today ,mainly due to the issues of today's society . They are responsible for freshman scheduling to the antsy graduating senior , and the school administrators to the complaining parents and even the teachers with all their issues and the delicate handling student with IEP's. They are face with facilitating and administering testing for students and to provide a open door policy for students and ALL their needs daily, weekly and Yearly.

1 comment:

Patrick said...

I never considered the toll it must take on these counselors to have so many students "under his/her wing". I agonize over the actions, decisions, and missteps of my 130 kids. How must it feel to be responsible for the welfare, at least on some levels, of an entire school full of kids. I hear teachers complain daily about having to take their work home at night. They are referring to grading papers and creating assessments, etc. Counselors, on the other hand, carry around the the weight of the many hearts and souls that are the student body. What a truly challenging profession this is!