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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?

Monday, February 3, 2014

Rewards and Challenges

Truly guidance counselors have a lot to handle to make sure students stay on top of their classes and responsibilities in school. When students first enter high school, it could be a bit intimidating from leaving a nuturing environment to a new atmosphere set to train students to become responsible on their own. I believe it would be rewarding for guidance counselors to see shy freshmens blossom from the ninth grade to become scholarly seniors ready to pursue their career. At the same time, I believe it could be challenging as a guidance counselor to counselor students who show no desire to be in school and yet prove that it has nothing to do with a guidance counselor's imcompetence to guide. Since guidance counselors have to account for so many students, the challenge would be to simply prove that each student is different and that you can't save everyone. I believe it's also challenging for guidance counselors to work with students who may have the desire to excel in school but yet have no support from parents.

1 comment:

Timothy St. Clair said...


Our jobs are not to save children. We have no super powers what so whatever. What we have is the intangible gift of learned wisdom and experience. The only thing that we as educators is give information and oppertunities. The only one that can safe one, outside of the bystander that snatch someone from falling is yourself. Students/people control their destiny to become whatever it is they want to be. We only provide information and the oppurnity.