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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?

Friday, January 27, 2012

Perceived Roles

‘’Perceived Roles’’
My personal impressions of what the roles and responsibilities of guidance counselors include a strong commitment to student’s academic and social needs. Guidance counselors are professionals who provide assistance to elementary, middle, high school and college student’s curriculum.  Guidance counselors review or assess each student’s school record to determine what classes are required to advance to the next grade or graduate. Test scores and health records are assessed to determine what limitations a child may or may not have.  Guidance counselors refer students to the school psychologist, if applicable, as well as confer with their teachers and parents. Guidance counselors administer tests to determine a student’s interest and/or educational goals.  A guidance counselor’s responsibility is to make sure each child is happy and successful in graduating from high school by developing a plan- IEP. Guidance counselors are responsible for helping students get into colleges by developing an academic plan during high school. Guidance counselors assist with SAT preps and other tests as well as gather material for colleges.  Guidance counselors are approachable, compassionate, empathetic, non- judgmental, good listeners, patient and have the abilities to build a positive trusting professional relationship.

1 comment:

DH said...

I never thought much about a guidance counselor's demeanor. They must be compassionate, empathetic, non judgmental, good listeners and patient, in order to deal with students and their sometimes not so courteous parents. Without knowing and understanding their roles, it would be easy to say guidance counselors are not vast contributors to student success, when they are an invaluable asset to every child and his/her family that comes through the doors of a school.