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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"

Okaay, a person's job sure looks easy when your not the one doing it. It's easy to judge when you don't know what a person has gone through to get to where they are. The grass always looks greener on the other side, dont it? I was thinking about going back to school, and becoming a guidance counselor. I'm not saying that I'm not going to go back, but I can say that I will really have to weigh my options now, and it is good to know and see some of the hurdles that I will have to climb. Changed Impressions, yes I must say. I have so much more respect for our guidance counselors now. I also see why they seem to get alone so well with the students, and how they can seem to defuse a situation between parents and children. Teachers and teachers, and teachers and students. I have seen it done in more than one association at my school. It's like the counselors are flowing on air, like they never have any problems. I guess with all that training, you just learn how to handle the things of life. I have a new found respect for my counselors. I am so happy that I had a chance to read over this information, before my interview. Thank you NTI.

1 comment:

Pamela said...

I agree with you. I too, have a new found respect for Guidance Counselors. I will do more to inform the students that the counselors are not their enemy, and are committed to helping them succeed like every other person in the school. I will also encourage students to visit their counselor even when things are going good. They are definitely working just as hard or even harder than us teachers to rally for the students by collaborating with the community and parents in order to ensure student sucess. All the while, they remain the voice of reason for the students, parents, and teachers. They are excellent listeners, non-judgemental, highly trained and highly skilled professionals.