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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?

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Revised Opinion- Post 1

After reading the provide links associated with the roles and responsibilities of guidance counselors, my original opinion towards GC's (guidance counselors) changed considerably. I was impressed with the amount of times I saw the word/phrase "Career, Career Planning, Career Plans and Professional development". Instantaneously I begin to think..hmm..they might not be so bad after all. I found it hard to believe that career was one of the primary focuses of GC's. This is partly because of the interaction the CTE department has with GCs at my school. I was somewhat aware of the amount of education required to become a counselor but because of obvious reasons, I pushed that fact to the back of my mind. Before reading the state's requirements of counselors, I always thought they were only in charge of testing, collegiate visitations, transcripts, seasonal employment opportunities (for students) and class scheduling. Now I have a bit more compassion for my counterparts. I am more aware of ALL of what they are responsible for and a little less critical of mistakes they make from time to time. I still believe counselors should be required to do walk-thrus just as an administrator / chairperson. The counselors walk-thru would of course have a different feel to them in comparison to those of administration. I also believe that this act would contribute greatly to the CTE department and clarify a need for various programs. Counselors would then be allowed to see how differently a class of 38 looks a whole lot differently in person than on paper.
The amount of education required of counselors could not only help the students but teachers as well. I just feel that amount of time put into obtaining their certification is going to waste behind a desk.
I will continue to peruse the links for a better understanding of GCs roles in an effort to work together in tandem with the counseling department.

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