The responsive services component of the school counselor's role provides individual and/or small group counseling for students. For example, if a student's behavior is interfering with his or her achievement, the counselor will observe that student in a class; provide consultation to teachers and other personnel to develop (with the student) a plan to address the behavioral issues, and then work together to implement the plan. They also help by providing consultation services to family members.
Counselors work as part of a team with teachers, nurses, administrators, and other psychologists or psychiatrists to resolved student's learning and/or behavior problems. They also, if the job entails, evaluate the effectiveness of progams and procedures. School counselors work in all types and levels of schooling. This includes both private and public elementary schools, junior high schools, senior high schools, colleges, and universities. Counselors who work in junior and senior high schools mainly help students decide what they will do after high school.
According to the American School Counselor Association (ASCA), high school is a time for students to transition into adulthood and the work of work, begin separating from their parents, and exploring and defining their independence. They need guidance in making concrete and compounded decisions. This is where school counselors come in to help these students guide them with information. While interviewing the high school counselor of my choice Mr. Lee Ryland, this learner has learned that Mr. Ryland’s responsibilities as head school counselor i... ... middle of paper ... ...and then peer approval, trying to be accepted in a group. Having strong counselors is a good foundation for a school; these educators are here to help promote academic success.
The programs philosophy is” “The CDLC implements a child centered, active learning curriculum in a developmentally appropriate preschool environment. Our educational approach to learning builds on children’s interests, strengths, and emerging abilities in their social, emotional, cognitive, and physical growth” (VVC, 2013) I had the opportunity to observe the parents arriving. I noticed that the teacher greeted the parents and teachers. The children were given warning before a transition. As, continued to observe I observed the children they were actively engaged with the teacher.
According to the book Collaborative Consultation in the Schools, a school consultation is a process for providing psychological and educational services in which a specialist (consultant) works cooperatively with a staff member (consultee) to improve the learning and adjustment of a student (client) or group of students. Their goals and objectives can help give direction to the ways they can be of assistance to teachers in terms of methods, curriculum reinforcement systems, parental support, and classroom management issues. Although the teachers are at the center of the debate over how much weight should be given to student achievement within a performance assessment and what measures or indicators best represent student growth, the school psychologist and other related services personnel recognize that they will soon be compell... ... middle of paper ... ...ultation in the Schools. New Jersey: Pearson, 2006 King, Erin.N. “10 Reason I Love Being a School Psychologist.” School Psychologist Files.
101 Ways Parents Can Help Their Children Achieve is a booklet distributed by the Educational World, written by school administrators. This booklet provides many creative family projects designed to stimulate their children to want to achieve academically. Conclusion A common ground can be derived from all four of the perspectives relating to the broad spectrum of strategies to motivate students. By providing a positive atmosphere at home as well as in the school, a student develops the desire to succeed in the classroom, and later, utilizes this motivation to succeed in life.
This is helpful for both the student and teacher because it allows the teacher to see which students are comprehending the material they are learning. A classroom website allows parents to see what is being taught in the classroom. Also a classroom website is useful in being able to communicate to parents what may be coming up such as fundraisers or class fieldtrips. This will allow for parents to get involved in the classroom activities. As stated before parents that are involved in their students education will have a student that is able to succeed in a school setting.
This allows teachers to do a better job teaching the child, giving them a better opportunity for success (Heffer). The support of a parent is the single most important factor in predicting success in school for young children (Bourquin). Parents who make it a point to get involved with the child’s education are communicating the importance of education to their child (Heffer). There are a variety of ways in which a parent can get involved. This can range from at home help and encouragement with homework, attending athletic ... ... middle of paper ... ...e parents explaining what is going on in the classroom and upcoming events that parents can attend.
They can assist the teacher with planning the lesson and assessing the students during the lesson. They can be personal aides for special education students and help assist them during the school day. The paraprofessional may follow the student to all of their classes and assist them with any tasks they need help with. Special education students have an Individualized Education Program, which states what accommodations they have and what they may need help with. Students who need more individualized attention can receive this when a paraprofessional is in the
Another great example of parent communication is in the article Building Bridges from School to Home. The teacher builds relationships with parents by getting them to understand the areas that their child struggles and continues to strive in. Making sure they know that their child will master these skills when they are ready (Lawrence-Lightfoot, 2). At Staples Child Care Center, all teacher will assessments and observations about the child and a few suggestions that the child will benefit