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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

The most rewarding and challenging situations that school guidance counselors face

School guidance counselors get to be a significant part of between 250-500 students lives if not more a year. That doubles if not triples the amount of students a normal teacher can be a significant part of. This significance is not only with academic issues/decisions, but with social and developmental decisions and issues. The one on one time maybe brief, but it is usual highly efficient and effective. The ripple effect the guidance counselor has on a student's family can be endless with the successful direction and guidance of one's son or daughter. I always say police work is a front row seat to the greatest show on earth. If that is true and I believe it is, guidance counselors have the next best seat in the house!


SELINA said...

Yes Coach

You are right . Guidance conselors do have the best seat in the house
They watch ourv children transition from middle school to awell -rounded young adult ,leaping into an educatioinal arena that will .prepare them for Life


Hal said...

And I for one do not want their seat. After doing this module and seeing what all they have to do I was floored. I truly believe that we have it easy after reading up on them. We deal with just our kids for the most part at school, but they deal with the entire school. It's amazing how they take just a handful of counselors and break up the alphabet and put them to work. I usually like pressure situations, but they are practically the guiding factor for these kids out the door. I'm not sure I would really want to be in their shoes. If they are the second best seat, then I want to keep watching from the grand stands :)