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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?

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Perceived Roles

I am torn with the impressions of what the roles and responsibilities of guidance counselors. My reasoning is because I have two very good friends that are counselors and they work hard; however my experience in my school has been bleak. High school counselors have a huge responsibility, and often times are burden down with paperwork. They are faced with the responsibility of assisting hundreds of students with their graduation quest. This alone is why I am very proactive with my sons graduation requirements.

I am constantly fighting an uphill battle with students being placed in my class incorrectly. It has become a battle that at times I just give in.
For example, I have a student who has never taken a law and Justice class; however she was placed in my third level Criminal Investigation/Forensic class. After several notification, I just gave up.

I could go on but I have learned to pick battles to avoid wars.

1 comment:

Kristie said...

Sabrina, I totally understand that they get loaded down with the paper work. I get that they should not be placed in classes they have no interest in. I tried at the being as well to have a couple of students taken out of my class, but as you well know they tell us we have no where else to put them. I have come to the conclusion that I will work with them the best I can and at least maybe they will learn some social skills, job skills. Maybe they could even learn some management skills by watching you teach them how to deal with a difficult situation. Just remember to keep your head up you are an inspiration to your students.