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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 do see that guidance counselors have an enormous amount of duties placed on them on a daily basis, and even the amount of time that they are allotted to spend on a particular task is watched closely. There is just one thing that I read from the websites that I cannot let go without mentioning, even though I am not sure this is the correct blog to mention it. It came from the 3rd link, where we could view education courses guidance counselors take in order to become a counselor and there was just one section that really caught my eye. We all know that in college there are often those sections of classes where we have a choice of picking one class out of a group of three or four, well if you were like me, sometimes you made your choice looking for the "easy 'A' ". Guidance counseling students were told to choose one out of three of the following classes: Aspects of Addiction, Family Systems, or Play Therapy. Just looking at those classes it would appear that possibly the easy way out (and also possibly a fun course) would be play therapy, but I would really hope that the counselors that I am sending a troubled student down to see would have taken one of the other two courses. I am not sure why this got my dander up, but it did.

1 comment:

Tracy Misner said...


I do agree with you because like you we all have "been there, done that" with a counselor. The counselors of today do have a tremendous responsibility to navigate a student through a series of classes in hopes of getting the student through high school successfully and onto a successful college career.