Rules For Posting To This Blog and Weekly Blog Question

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3. Check all posts for spelling and grammar errors before posting.
4. Protect the privacy of others. Gain permission from other people before you write about them. Avoid sharing someone else's last name. Use job titles or pseudonyms when writing about experiences with your co-workers or students.
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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?

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Thozi - Overall Impressions of Guidance and Counseling in America

Having lived in another country for over fifty years, and having been exposed to the readings mentioned in this assignment, I can definitely say with confidence that America is leading the world in the provision of needed services in the preperation of young people as they transition through school into becoming adults. The changes that have come about have sprung from the academic world, from society, from research, from forward-looking thinkers and philosophers who challenged the status quo. Government structures (at least in theory) have come to assist in the smooth running of professional activities that impact on the young people in schools. Society has itself changed dramatically. People and technologies are in constant motion. As a result, the face of the school guidance and counseling profession has also changed in order to keep pace. The profession has apparently moved from being non-existent when public education began, to being a powerful and positive force in the provision of services for school-age populations. Changes that originated in America are shown to have had an effect in other countries far away from the shores of this land. The amount of knowledge that I have been personally exposed to in this one instance has been tremendous. I feel certain that if America continues in this way, it will be a guide to many more nations, and it will be an example to be emulated by others in the centuries to come.

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