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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 1, 2011

Changed Impressions

I really can say that I feel more informed about counselors. I did not realize how much work and detail makes up their job description. I did know counselors work very hard, but I did not know to what extent. Their were a few interesting pieces of information; I discovered, while reading the websites.

Counselors are really just as important as teachers in the education of a child. The counselors are responsible for testing, collecting data, providing information for students,parents,teachers,administrators,etc. The job seems like it never ends. They are expected to counsel students, complete paperwork for local and state tests, and the largest responsibility is making sure the student is placed in the correct grade/level. Not to mention, counselors are vital in a student's decision to go to college or continue secondary education.

1 comment:

Chef BCY said...


I agree with Tamarah's comments on Changed Impressions, especially on her comment that counselors work very hard. I agree that they have just as heavy work loads as teachers and have to strive daily to manage their time - because of the large ratio of students versus counselors. As Tamara said I to discovered a great deal of information that I was not aware of while reading the websites connected to this module. For instance I learned that in the 1950's the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) was formed - this organization helped develop the porofessional identity of counselors.

I agree 100%with Tamara that counselors are vital in preparing students for college - getting them the needed funding/scholarships and meeting all their personal and social needs to get them accepted into the colleges of their choice.