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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

Percieved Roles

The guidance counselor is a very important of our team at the school. They have to start a few days earlier in the school year than the teachers, so that they can start getting student schedules started and getting our classes filled. They are responsible for talking to students to find out what kind of career that they are interested in pursuing, and helping them to find the best path to that career. They are deeply involved in testing for end of pathways, SAT, ACT and other college entry tests.They help students with the college application process, and they arrange tours. They sometimes also work with us to move students out of our class if it turns out not to be the correct fit for them. Occasionally they will assist us with discipline issues. I am sure there are more things that I have not thought about, but that's all I have.

1 comment:

Jessie said...

Steve, that's exactly what they do. But as of yesterday I had a great example of what they deal with behind the scenes. i had a student reading a letter in class from his girlfriend so i asked for it. I was joking when i said is it a love letter? He said that it was half and half. I said "huh"? He said it's that and a suicide letter. I thought he was lying till I read the letter. They apparently were fighting and she wrote him a letter. it went from i love you to I'd rather just be dead. I knew i had to keep the letter. I called the counselor and he came down, read the letter, and said he would handle it through protocal. Thank God for the counselors because I sure didn;t want to deal with that!