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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

"Percieved Roles"

     Counseling is one of the major arts in education.  Most students' very livelihoods begin and end with their school's counselor.  Helping students to navigate their way through school is just one of their many tasks that they are faced with.  They also are required to handle all students' records as they are promoted, retained, detained and or transfer to other places.  The very acadamic thread of EVERY student that enters and exits a school becomes the responsibility of a counselor.  I truly dont think people give counselors the praise or the respect that they truly deserve for all they do.  They inspire those who feel hopless, they comfort those that are homeless.  They embrace those that are cluelsess and try to show them that do have a place!  They indeed  provide support in more ways than just doing schedules and handling records, they help handle our children's lives.  Councelors are mothers and fathers away from home.

1 comment:

Leola said...

I found your insights very touching. When you stated "Most students' very livelihoods begin and end with their school's counselor"; it made me think of how many things we do not know about our students. Your insight into the inspiration of counselor, to those who feel hopless and/or homeless, drove home the fact of how important it is for someone to care about them that do not issue a grade for their performance. Your statement was true that councelors are mothers and fathers away from home. You helped me to focus again on the fact that for some, school may just be their home and/or safe place. You made me think, I appreciate your comments.