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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?

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Changed Impressions

I must admit my ideas of a Guidance Counselor was completely wrong. As I read the history of Guidance Counseling, the early years fit my idea of a guidance counselor. I thought their main objective was helping students to meet graduation requirements and post high school planning. I didn't think I was that old, but I remember it was the counselors you went to for help with career goals and deciding if you needed to go to college for that goal or vocational training. It was my counselor who helped me decide which "elective" best suited my career goals, as early as middle school. After reading the article, the counselors' role felt more like a school social worker. So I know better understand why at schools where students and families have many socioeconomics challenges, counselors spend the majority of their time "putting out" (or "preventing") fires. I've only taught at schools with challenges, my last school in California had a 98% free and reduce lunch population. I was always disappointed that the school didn't spend a enough time with college fairs, SAT prep, college scholarship or financial aid workshops , and a host of other things I thought would help the students post high school life. I know understand their roles gear toward student problems like;–personal, academic, and social. Although career issues are on the list of responsibilities, I can see how it takes a back seat to the students' other personal problems

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