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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, January 24, 2012

"Perceived roles"

From my experiences with guidance I see that they are a crucial part of our school. The guidance department at our school have many duties. One job of theirs is to "guide" the students in the right direction to graduate. This takes alot of coordination between the teachers, admin., and the counselors. They make sure that the students are in the right courses they need and in the proper order to keep them on the right path that the student chooses to take for graduation. The guidance department also deals with personal issues with students and familes. If a student is struggling emotionally about something or their grades are slipping or even having family problems they are there to help. The guidance department deals with issues that may have legalities tied to them also. Testing such as ASVAB and others are orchestrated through guidance also. College preparations are handled and assisted through guidance to students. Guidance can assist students in applying for scholarships, military entrance, and college placements. Schedules are run through guidance prior to students receiving them. The guidance office prepares them and makes sure class numbers are correct and that the students are in classes that they are supposed to have. Guidance is like the human resource department at your schools. My guidance department at my school has helped me tremendously over the last two years.

1 comment:

Steve M said...

I agree with you Jesse. My guidance counselor has helped me tremendously with putting me in a position to succeed. She has removed students that could not suceed in my class, and she has helped me deal with discipline issues. I can't imagine what things would be like if I did not have a counselor that was willing to work with me.