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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"

WOW!!!! What can I say? My personal impression of what the roles and responsibility of a guidance counselor are does not begin to explain who these people really are. My "personal" impression is truly a "Changed Impression." Base on what I read the foundation of guidance counseling is traced back to ancient Greece and Rome, and is said to have been practiced by catholic priest. The first guidance and counseling textbook dates back to 1626 and was written by a gentleman named Thomaso Garzoni. I would have never thought of guidance counseling dating back so far in history. At the turn of the twentieth century the US developed the Vocational Guidance Movement concerned with guiding people into the work force to become productive members of society, as they still do till this day. Their role today exceeds far more than I could have ever imagined. The requirements for the job is really impressive. I have a broader perspective and a new found respect for guidance counselors. There are two class requirements titles that I found to be interesting and they were, "Individual and Family over a Life Span" imagine that class, and Biopsycosocial Aspects of Addictions." I can imagine the intensity of those two courses, not to mention the other requirements necessary to hold this position. After all the training guidance counselors need they are monitored to make sure the job is being done with a Guidance Activity Log, which is used to analyze the distribution of the counselors time and various task the counselor is performing. WOW!! What can I say? I have a "Changed Impression."

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