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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?

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Falbe Changed Impressions

  Overall I do not think my understanding of what guidance counselors do has been widely changed after this research, I do however think after reading I have a great understanding of the depth of their job.  When I pulled up the state website I was reminded how much graduation requirements have changed over the past few years, and how much information there is to know.  On top of graduation requirements there were a myriad of social and personal topics mentioned across the websites, that guidance counselors also have to contend with daily. Things like gangs, abuse, bullying, dropouts, pregnancy, and the list continues. I would not say that I was not aware prior to reading this that counselors dealt with these issues, but looking at it all at one time in a list form caused me to really appreciate the depth of their knowledge and commitment to education. 

In my original post I also commented only on high school counselors as this is what I am familiar with.  Reading through the sites I realized what an important role guidance counselors play on career choice even as early as elementary school. I was really surprised to read the counseling standards for each elementary grade at  While each cluster seems tied to classroom standards, they also each have a counseling standard which to me showcases the important role that CTAE education is playing, and will continue to play in the education in Georgia.  

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