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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?

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Rewards and Challenges

After researching the roles of school counselors, I have found many different rewards and challenges they face in their jobs. The rewards can be huge for some counselors, and seem to be very satisfying. But, the challenges of this job can seem to out way some of the rewards.

Some of the main rewards that counselors see in their job are students making something of themselves. It seems it would be a huge reward to a counselor to watch a poverty stricken students become valedictorian and go to a wonderful college. Or, see a teen mom graduate with honors, and much more. Also, a large reward in this job could be having their school make AYP after losing its accreditation. This is a huge feat in which many schools face.

But, the challenges of this job are of many. Some of the main challenges faced by counselors are having their students pass standardized test, keeping AYP, handling scheduling issues, interpreting racial discrepancies, etc. The one thing that seems to be a huge challenge for them thought, is time management. Having a job with so many aspects can really take up a huge amount of time and really make time management a problem. Their job is by far one of the most rewarding and challenging in the educational field.

1 comment:

Angie said...

I particularly agree with the portion of your post about challenges and time management. It seems counselors must be Jacks of all trades and Masters of everything, while the stopwatch is ticking. Agreeably, they do wear an awful lot of hats on any given day and handle alot. I also in agree that counselors are an essential link in the educational chain.