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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 think that the rewards of being a counselor are many. Definitely seeing the students succeed academically, graduate, and go on to do great things as a direct result of the time and effort they’ve put in. Especially with preparing them for college, receiving scholarships and making good personal choices. Also, I think that it is gratifying for counselors to know that they have established a relationship with the student and that they can reach them when in some cases the parents can’t. I believe that they share many of the same rewards as teachers. Just knowing that you’ve made a difference in the life of child is rewarding in itself. Challenges can be many as well. I would imagine that it is stressful at times, trying to accommodate so many students needs and keeping track of so many students. Additionally, I can imagine that sometimes it’s emotionally draining to deal with all the personal and social issues. However, these are the small sacrifices that counselors make for our future to succeed.

1 comment:

Shilo said...

I agree! I think that counselors do enjoy some of the same benefits and joys as a teacher, with just a slight degree less of constant stress. I feel that some parts of the year may be a little more hectic than others. My high school counselor recommended for my first job ever. After I graduated from college, I had a short time to work with her in planning some school projects and I learned so much. She remembered so many accomplishments of so many of her former students. As a matter-of-fact, the thrill wasn't just that of a teacher, but of a proud parent as well.