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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, January 30, 2014

Rewards and Challenges

I believe one of the most rewarding things counselors can go through is watching the students they have been working with become something of themselves and pursue their dreams. I know this could apply to all teachers but counselors talk and work with students that may have a lot of problems in their lives. Some of problems the students are going through the teachers may have no idea about and the counselors have this big responsibility to help these young kids get through life, in some cases. Now, the challenges the counselor may go through is not having the support from the faculty or administration. If the administration does not support the decisions the counseling department may make, then some of the students could get hurt by these decisions. Counselors need a lot of support, the many roles they have to play is incredible and I believe it takes a dedicated person to do these tasks.

1 comment:

LRS said...

I agree completely with what you are saying. Some of these kids live troubled lives that we as teachers have no idea about. The counselors are the ones working with these kids and seeing them through. I know how I feel when I am aware of just one kids problems. It bothers me sometime so badly that after work while I'm at home I am thinking of that student. I can't imagine how the counselors must feel knowing all of their problems and doing their best to try and help.