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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?

Friday, January 31, 2014

Rewards and Challenges

After reading about the school counselor’s role in not only guiding a student through the education process, but also guiding the student with emotional needs, I would have to say I think the most rewarding aspect of being a school counselor is seeing your hard work pay off. Whether it is helping a child overcome a bad situation at home, deciding on their next step after graduation, or just being a shoulder they can cry on, I think counselors would be most proud when they see their efforts with students pay off. I think the most challenging part about being a school counselor would have to be the sheer volume of work that has to be accomplished each day. It seems like they have several plates spinning at every moment of the day, and at the drop of a hat they could be called to a completely different task. I think that part of the job could be confusing and stressful.

1 comment:

TSS said...

I agree with both the rewards and challenges of a counselor. A counselor‘s role goes far beyond the duties they are mandated to perform or accomplish within a certain time frame. Providing the support for students that they may not receive from home comes with time, care, and nurturing. They joy received when those very same students become success stories is indescribable. Usually being the first point of contact for issues dealing with students, I agree that it can be very “confusing and stressful” that a different task must be performed at a drop of a hat. Imagine having your day planned out for scheduling students, and you now have to assist a student you were just notified is pregnant. That changes your entire day’s schedule. Different situations, not all bad, many good, require their attention at once and yet they are still responsible for their mandated duties. Yes, that can be very stressful and confusing if their superior doesn’t understand why a task was not completed.