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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 28, 2014

"Rewards and Challenges"

To me, I think it would be most rewarding as a guidance counselor to be able to see a student come full circle and go on to be successful. I think if you can help a student get from where they are to where they want to be in life or at least one step closer, that you have accomplished something great! Again, this comes in as part of the guidance role. I think it would be rewarding as well to help someone in the counseling role—where you are able to truly help a child. I think time management would be the biggest challenge as a guidance counselor. Trying to wear so many hats would be very difficult to manage. I would have a hard time being successful at one thing, let along many--being spread so thin.


ChiroCourt said...

I completely agree with you. Time management is a big concern that I didn't even consider. As teachers we think we have a lot of work responsibilities but counselors definitely do. They even have a suggested timeline to help them manage their time throughout the school year. I know it would be rewarding if a student comes full circle because that would give the counselor a sense of work, as well as personal accomplishment.

Terry said...

I totally agree with you on the time management challenge guidance counselors face. Only recently have I been able to begin to get a grasp on the organization of this most precious commodity. You are exact in your description of “trying to wear so many hats”. Only a super human would be able to successfully juggle all of the differing pieces a counselor must manage and I am sure many of them go home feeling defeated and wishing for more time in the day.