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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

Top Gun Guidance Couselors

I have the highest regards for guidance counselors. They wear many hats. They provide road maps for students. They must know what classes are required for graduation and they must know the students interest. They are required to provide testing, academic planning, solve personal problems, help with post secondary education, assist students in crisis situations, provide mediation between the parent and student and schedule meetings with the parents.
They must have good communication skills and truly have concern for the students.


Sabrina said...

It's funny, your post stood out to me the most. Counselors roles and responsibilities are vast. They do have many hats. Your post speaks to what Counselors do; however in reality they are overwhlemed, and over worked. I guess it's hard because many of my good friends are Counselors, and I know they are working hard for their students. My experience has been so negative that I forget to find the positive. I believe that we all, in the education field, have a repsonsibility to assist where we can. It is about the students...right?

kimjoi said...

Yes..I would have to agree. They do wear many hats and I am amazed at how they keep students on track for graduation, become mommy and daddy at the drop of a dime, deal with the crisis, and everything else and still be sane. I think that as teachers we often look at what we precieve to be the negative aspects of the counselors instead of looking at all the great things they do that we don't take into consideration.