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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 30, 2011

"Changed Impressions"

I had a vague idea of what a guidance counselor’s job covered. They must deal with many different problem areas in a high school. I believe it must take a special person to be a counselor. They have to counsel parents, students and teachers. Counselors may consult with parents, other schools, and community personal in order to meet the developmental needs for all students. They must maintain a level head while under extreme amounts of stress. A counselor needs to be able to multi task and be flexible. I always knew counselors were very busy. Now I have a more clear understanding of the many tasks their job entails.


Tashia said...

I agree. Counselors are required to wear multiple hats all at once. I think that its very important to staff has guidance offices with well trained professionals. I also think that we are responsible for building relationships with counselors and educating them about our programs.

Mike Z said...


One of your post comments "level head under large amounts of stress" is really true and you are right on the mark.
I recently had an experience with a student where I wanted the student out of my class for safety reasons. Administration backed me up , and the counselor was fielding meeting after meeting by the parent who demanded the student stay in my class. I sat in one of the parent meeting and watched how cool and calm the counselor was dispite every attempt by the parent to inflame the situation. All I could think about was this was - one meeting for me - how about a job where you do that all the time.
Mike Z.