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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

"Perceived Roles"

Based on my experience with guidance counselors, which has not been since high school, they guide students in choosing courses and helping them to make career choices. From what I remember they offer resources that will promote the students to stay on tract socially and mentally throughout high school. Guidance counselors maintain a link in communication between the administrators, teachers, parents and students . It appears they are an essential key to keeping the students informed about graduation requirements. Overall, I perceive them as having a hard job. There is always just a few on staff and they are responsible for the entire student body.


Chef BCY said...

Freda I do agree that guidance counselors have a hard job because there are so few of them to the large percentage of students. They have to find resourceful methods to get their jobs done. Just like us teachers they have to manage their time effectively so that they can meet the needs of their jobs. Hats of to all guidance counselors for the awesome job they do daily.

Angie said...

Based on my experience with the one guidance counselor I had when I was in high school was not very helpful. I wish I had a guidance counselor which offered the services that are available to students today. Guidance counselors are an essential key in keeping students informed about graduation requirements. The counselor my own children have used has been extremely helpful in keeping them on the track to graduation. Her insight has also directed them toward college. I appreciate all her hard work. I know she puts in alot of long hours.