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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, February 6, 2011


After perusing the information presented in the links provided for this module I must say my impressions on guidance and counseling have been flooded with a lot more data. In the beginning evidence of the foundations of counseling can be traced back to the 20 century in Rome and Greece. In the 1890's with the social reform movement, I learned that Frank Parson was considered the father of the vocational guidance movement. His work with the Civic Service House led to the development of an outline for a system of vocational guidance in Boston public schools. World War I introduced assessments in the form of standardized testing and during World War II the focus moved away from testing.

Since then counseling methods have changed and grown but most important the students are still the main focus. Counselors focus in providing all the necessary tools for students to have the best possible education available. Each grade level from 9 grade through 12 grade schools counseling methods depends on the school board/governing body of the school. Each county may have slightly different guidelines but all counselors must be licenced and follow strict guidelines. Some schools use the counseling standards as a blue print like we teachers use our standards to create our lesson plans, however, not all school systems use the standards. This fact was posted in one of the websites.

My impressions were not changed but I learnt a lot. Like teachers counselors have a very tough job and have many hats to manage.

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