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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 8, 2011

Rewards and Challenges

I believe the greatest reward for a Guidance Counselor is seeing that kid who everyone thought wasn't going to make it become successful. After a few years of the stress and frustration working with a student going through difficult struggles, then seeing them slowly getting it together and becoming successful, has to be good feeling. It has to be feel good knowing you were a part of that process. It must be equally challenging seeing a good student slowly crumble from the the pressures of growing up in a tough environment. We see it in the classroom, but counselors deals with more students and because of their responsibilities, they are more intimately involved with the students personal lives.

1 comment:

Brandon Bishop said...

I totally agree. This must be one of the biggest highs and the lowest lows for a counselor. We do see these students in our classes, and we are able to bond with them somewhat, but the counselors should have somewhat of a more intimate knowledge of their life.
This being said, it ties back in to one of my posts, because I think that if the counselors had a smaller case-load of students to work with or less duties to deal with that possibly some of these students that were beginning to crumble could be saved, or more of the low students could be raised up to the top of the mountain.