• What does a counselor do?

    What does a Counselor Do?

    An Elementary School Counselor Provides:

    School Guidance Curriculum

    A comprehensive program that promotes knowledge and skills in three content areas:

    1. Academic achievement
    2. Career development
    3. Personal/social growth

    Individual and Small Group Student Planning

    Counselor will work with small groups and/or individual students for a variety of reasons such as:

    **behavioral concerns           ** getting along with others        **anger

    **attendance concerns          **anxiety                  **grief

    **academic concerns             **feelings and how to express appropriately         

    **family/life changes and crises (divorce)                **social skills       

    **friendship issues                  **coping skills

    Responsive Services

    Includes: consultation, individual/small-group counseling, crisis response, referrals, peer meditation

    System Support

    Professional development, collaboration, program management and operation

     

    Elementary School Counselors Help Students:

    • Achieve academic goals
    • Develop a better understanding and acceptance of themselves and/or others
    • Cope with life changes
    • Develop problem solving and decision making skills
    • Develop emotionally and socially
    • Begin to develop career goals

     

    Elementary School Counselors Help School Staff:

    • Understand and meet students’ personal, social, emotional, academic, and behavioral needs

     

    Elementary School Counselors Help Parents:

    • Understand their child's’ emotions and behaviors
    • Access community resources when needed
    • With strategies to use at home with problem behaviors







    What Are Some Specific Things Counselors Do?

    • Classroom guidance for all grade levels
    • Work with small groups and individual students for a variety of reasons such as:
      • Behavioral concerns
      • Attendance concerns
      • Academic concerns
      • family/life changes and crises
      • Friendship issues
      • Grief
      • anxiety

    Elementary School Counselors Help Facilitate/Assist With The Following Programs:

    • Peer Meditation
    • Character Education and Core Essentials
    • PLAS program
    • Watch DOGS
    • Red Ribbon Week
    • 6th grade course selection
    • Reading Buddy

     

    2018-2019 AISD Monthly Character Traits

    (Classroom Lesson Ideas in Community Circle Notebook)

    • September: R-E-S-P-E-C-T (Sing it!)
    • October: SELF-DISCIPLINE
    • November: CITIZENSHIP
    • December: EMPATHY
    • January: DETERMINATION
    • February: FRIENDSHIP
    • March: TRUSTWORTHINESS
    • April: POSITIVE ATTITUDE
    • May: RESPONSIBILITY

      Please call my extension 0852 to verify that I am available before sending a student to room 161 to visit me.


      THANK YOU!

      Mrs. Chavez

     

    Please call my extension 0852 to verify that I am available before sending a student to room 161 to visit me.

     

    THANK YOU!

    Mrs. Chavez