A Counselor's Week
At times parents are confused about what my role in the school is. I would like to outline what my duties as a school counselor consist of:
40% of my time goes toward teaching Social Emotional Learning Skills, (SEL) in classrooms. I use research based curriculum such as Kelso's Choices, (a conflict resolution program), Connected and Respected, Second Step and other lessons from books recommended by the American School Counseling Association, ASCA.
- 35% of my time goes toward Responsive Services. This means I respond to the needs of students through consultation, referrals, mediation, support groups, and crisis intervention.
- 13% of my time is given to System Support. This means I engage in activities that enhance the counseling program and the overall educational program.
- 10% of my time is allotted for Individual Planning, which means I meet with students and families to assist with personal and educational issues and to assist with the transitions of students.
- 2% of my time is given to non-counseling duties. I contribute as a team member along with my teaching colleagues and staff to assure there is a safe and positive school environment.
I do not do therapy within the Anchorage School District. I do not deal with discipline. Our principal, Mrs. Packer is the disciplinarian.
- Kelso's Choice Diagram - conflict management program we use at Bayshore
- Who are School Counselors - describes role of school counselors
- Taking Charge of Anger for children
- Understanding your middle grader. - grades 5-8
- Children and Divorce
- School, Parents & Social and Emotional Learning