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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, February 19, 2013

Rewards and Challenges

One of the most challenging requirements for counselors would probably be how to make students and parents happy.  I know that as a teacher I have students complain all the time that they didn't get in the class or classes they wanted.  With most schools having so many students, I think it would be hard to schedule classes that would meet the students needs and parents requests.

I believe that for a counselor to know that they helped a student achieve academic success and be able to see them graduate would be a very rewarding experience.  We know that if most students had their way they would probably take all gym classes.  Counselors work with the students, parents and teachers to provide the best course selection for students on an individual basis. That's why I think seeing them graduate and knowing that through their counseling they helped the student achieve academic success the counselor would feel rewarded.

1 comment:

Cassandra M said...

After reading your post, I will definitely have to say that I agree with you. Making students as well as their parents happy is a huge challenge that the guidance counselors have to face. I honestly had not considered this factor before reading your post, but students, parents, and even teachers look to them for answers because they do serve in the capacity of a problem-solver. Not only do they have to give answers, but they have to give the "right answers," and in most cases, right is a relative term. For parents, students, and teachers, the "right answer" is one that best fixes their issues, but might not always be best for other parties involved. This has to be tough!