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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?

Thursday, February 3, 2011

"Rewards and Challenges"

What I think is most rewarding is when a students reaches a goal that the guidance counselor helped them set. I do believe that there is a great deal of gratification when a student has work hard to get into the college of their choice and knowing that they helped them meet the requirements necessary to get in, or that a student has received an academic scholarship to the college of their choice or anywhere. I'm sure it's rewarding to a guidance counselor when a student that they are responsible for has been failing every class, completely turns around and does much better after lots of counseling and guidance feels wonderful.

Some challenges that I think guidance counselors face is when a good student doesn't have the family support needed to help them reach their goals. Or when students start out doing well and for some reason decide school is not for them. Another challenge is when a senior decides to drop out of high school and get a GED. When a student is being abused in the home and having to deal with the family can be a lot, I know it would be for me. I Also believe that it can be a bit challenging when it's
time for assessments like SAT'S GHSGT, ACT'S and ASVAB's, the preparation time and the deadlines, and at that point it can turn around into something rewarding with the number of students that pass these test and challenging with the number of students that fail these test.

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