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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?

Monday, January 25, 2010

New Impressions on School Counselors

The information that I was able to obtain from the readings gave me a little shake up. I really believed that the primary and most important part of the school counselor was to guide students in their course choices and future plans. According to the chart on the department of education site, about 70% of the counselors time is to be spent on non curriculum activity. If you look at the course work required by both UGA and GSU, this trend will continue. Many of the required classes deal with support, counseling, and developmental issues. Social issues that permeate today's society have a direct impact on the students ability to perform, thus making the counselor's job more layered. As I read through the history of counseling, I can see how my impressions of the counselors role were related to the times that I have had dealings with them. In the last several years more emphasis has been placed on the counseling effort. But who is guiding the children in post secondary choices? My guess from the readings is that left unaddressed the social issues will overtake the educational necessities. This is the job of the school counselor- to help keep these issues in balance, for a positive outcome.


ZELDA said...

I seems like students have so many personal problem that they can't focus on their school work. The families have so many problems like abuse and no food parents on drugs it's so sad. The counselor seems to put a lot on their personal needs than academic needs.

Thozi said...

I also seem to have been shaken up a little when I compared what I thought I knew about Guidance and Counseling, and what I came to learn through this course. It would appear that societal changes have necessitated a significant and probably permanent change in the way Guidance counselors go about their business. New things have come to change the way counselors perform their duties.