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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?

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Module Activity 2 Post 2

I believe one of the most rewarding and challenging situations that guidance counselors face in their jobs would be Individual/family/school crisis intervention. Knowing that you can step in and help a student in desperate need has got to be rewarding. I can see the challenge, because some students might not be receptive to your efforts. For those of us who have never seen that ugly side of life, it really makes you wonder if you could do what they do everyday. This also ties into coping strategies. What if a student is having difficulty adjusting to the loss of a loved one? The counseling office has to deal with this often, and that has got to be extremely difficult. Overall I think the most rewarding feeling is knowing you helped a student, and the most challenging is not being able to help them all.


1 comment:

GETZ said...

I totally agree. I didn't even touch on the child protective aspect that our guidance counselors provide. There is so much that they do, and this job, when necessary, is probably the most important. It's nice to know that every child in our school system has someone that could serve as their advocate if needed. But, it's terrible that so many of our students have to take advantage of this service. Being a person who seeks justice for those in need must be highly rewarding, but I'd never given much thought to having to carry that experience home with you at the end of the day. To walk the halls of the school and see the faces of all of those in need of help, and maintain professionalism must be very difficult. Your post is incredibly insightful to the depths to which guidance counselors go to serve as advocates for students.