Transcript: - Easy to work with - Try to accommodate the schedule requests - Help us with extra ciricular opportunities - Counselors help address the developmental needs of the growing number of students from culturally diverse backgrounds (Lee). - Many counselors are given tasks that don't allow them to put their skills to work (Timm). - 70% of high school counselors say they are tasked with administrative and clerical duties (Sheehy). - How many of you have had a bad experience with the school counselors concerning schedule changes or about getting ready for college? 1. They are overworked 2. Changing your schedule is ALWAYS a hassle 3. Very rarely do they talk with you concerning your emotional problems - Principals are pulled in so many different directions and having someone to resolve student problems before they reach the office, gives the administration time to concentrate on other issues (Santos). - There are too many obstacle to overcome when you want to meet with the school counselor (Fox). - Since counselors are overworked, they don't provide an inviting environment and are too busy to help students with emotional problems (Kent). - We need to separate school counselors from academic advisement. - Advisory teachers and student mentors will collaborate with students. - Train the mentors and teachers - Increase the availability of counselors - Less complaints from students concerning schedules and academic advising Issues Exit 435 Issues Create Student Mentors - Teachers can help students be aware of class changes - Counselors need to train teachers how to help students with their academic concerns - No resources are needed - teachers are in place - Program will be successful if there are less people going to counselors for academic advising and for schedule changes - Information will be gathered throughout the school year Student Advisement Center - Create a pool of seniors to mentor the underclassmen. - The Student Government, teachers, and administration will gather these students. - The resources are already in place. Ex: Student Center - Mentors will need to be trained on how scheduling works. - Student mentors will help underclassmen understand and submit their class schedule application. - Evidence will be gathered by seeing a decrease in class change requests submitted by the counselors. GOAL! Solution School Counselors What's the Problem? Have Teachers Advise Students PROS GOAL: In an effort to unite the staff, administration, and students at Summit Academy High School, the school will make the counseling and academic advising procedures separate, and they will become more user friendly and provide a better atmosphere. OBJECTIVES: 1. Promote the creation of student mentors 2. Have teachers play a more significant role in advising students 3. Develop a Student Advisement Center
Transcript: 1. Be respectful to yourself and others - especially when they are speaking 2. Use kind and respectful language 3. Work together! TAR - HEEL and WOLF - PACK chants Graduated from UNC Chapel Hill From the mountains of North Carolina - Asheville Has a dog - Indy Loves music, playing the drums, the beach, cooking, hiking, camping, reading, going to sports games, and talking to students! Tell Me... Your Name and If you won a year-long trip on a space station, what three items (or people) could you not live without? Currently attends North Carolina State Uni. From Alabama My joys in life includes: basketball, football, motorcycles, reading, eating, traveling, spending time with my family, and photography! What is it? Why would we have to break confidentiality? 1. you're getting hurt/going to get hurt 2. someone else is getting/going to get hurt 3. you give me permission 4. the court subpoenas me (very rare) Who Are We and What Do We DO? Rules and Expectations ACTIVITY - On a sheet of paper... On the Front: Write 3 things you want to know about high school. On the Back: Write 3 things you want to know about college. What We Don't Do Ms. Davis Let one of your teachers know Let your parents/family member know Self-referral form on the outside of my office door Confidentiality Punish Students Blab your business to everyone Get you out of class Excuse you from tests or other academic responsibilities Eat bon-bons and drink coffee all day GOAL! What Do We Do? School Counselors MS. Henderson How to Reach Us Icebreaker... Individual Counseling - academic, personal/social, career Small-Group Counseling - study skills, friendship, grief, family changes, culture, etc. Classroom Guidance - bullying, self-harm, highschool, college/career Other - Red Ribbon Week, Career Week, College Week
Transcript: School counselors help in any situation you're dealing with whether it is issues at school or home. School counselors can help you in any situation!! You can visit the Clonard webpage for more information: or go to the Clonard office.... Most school counselors must have a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree. Some school counselors are teachers first, others even students at the school. You should trust them because it’s their job. Anything you tell them will be kept between you and the school counselor. What are school counselors? School Counselors Information! School Counselors!! Organization http://web.clonard.catholic.edu.au/student_wellbeing_counselling_wellbeing A school counselor is someone who helps you at school if you’re being bullied or even dealing with tough things at home. A school counselors can’t fix the problem but they can’t help you to find the solution. Some school counselors provide you with books that can make you change the way you feel. They talk to you face to face and they allow you to talk about your issues and make you feel happier in every way. Clonard's School Counselors Lisa Armstrong-Rowe: email@example.com Jacky Hateley: firstname.lastname@example.org Robbie Moloney: email@example.com Why should you trust them? How do school counselors help?
Transcript: The Role of the Guidance Counselor Implementing Common Core State Standards GOAL! PERSONAL/SOCIAL School Counselors ACADEMIC IMPLEMENT COMMON CORE STANDARDS CAREER READY
Transcript: School Counselor Just what do you do?! Study Skills Schedules Educate Career Support Cope Add School counselor to the list of people you can turn to when you need help! That doesn't mean that your counselor will wave a magic wand and the problem will go away. But having a counselor's help means you don't have to face difficult school problems alone. Questions? What will the appointment be like? Will the counselor keep a secret? Won't kids think I'm in trouble?
Transcript: School Counselors What they do? They help students develop social skills and succeed in school. Duties: Provide individual and small group counseling based on student needs Help students set goals and develop a plan to achieve them Identify and report possible cases of neglect or abuse and many more. Work Environment How to become one? Education: master's degree in school counseling or a related field. License: must have a state issued to practice Important Qualities: compassion listening skills people skills speaking skills University of Pennsylvania Location? It's located in Philadelphia, PA It cost $20,856 per year. 24,832 people attend this public school. To attend this school you have to have a GPA of 3.9. Their mascot is the Bison. They offer both the major that is required for our career and in our cluster. Where do you live? You are required to live on campus the first year. Perks They have social gatherings around the campus. They also have many clubs such as: professional clubs international/cultural clubs social/special interest clubs athletic clubs community service clubs Obstacle 3 They work indoors at elementary schools, junior high school, high school, and colleges. Pay work schedule? They work full time. Obstacle 1 Obstacle 2 Lowest 10%- $31,630 Median- $ 53,380 Highest 10%- $86,250 where they work? Start
Transcript: Rising student enrollment in elementary middle and high school, as well as college and universities, may increase demand for school counselors. The percentage is 12%. Counselors work in private & public schools. Usually, they have private offices for individual conversations with students. Most of the time, there are not any safety procedures. What do people in this career do? Counselors help them overcome social or behavioral problems with life. They help them with long term and short term goals. They teach them subjects like bullying and drug abuse and how to prevent it. How much money can you make? What is the national salary and state salary? What kind of education and/or training do you need to become a counselor? What is the work environment like? Are there any safety procedures that are concerning? The typical entry level education degree is a master's degree. Some states require school counselors to have 1-2 years of a classroom teaching license, prior to being certified. The median annual wage for school counselors is $53,660. The Alabama salary is $5,000-7,000. One fact Public school counselors must have a state issued credential to practice. This credential can be called a certification, a license or an endorsement depending on the state. School Counselors What does the future look like for this job? What is the percentage?
Transcript: It is obvious that teachers, staff, administrators, and other members of the school make a difference as students journey through their education, but what is the role of the school counselor? Guiding Question: GOAL! Board of Education Presentation School Counselors are a road map to student success! Presented by: Marie Myers & Shelby Dickson What makes school counselors stand out in each students' journey amongst so many other amazing educators? How will we make a difference on the road map to success for students?
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