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    School Guidance Counselors Help... 

    * Promote positive attitudes among students towards self, family, peers and community.
    * Assist students in learning how school performance relates to future opportunities.
    * Develop and deliver classroom guidance lessons that teach skills such as decision making, resolving conflict and respecting others.
    * Work with students, parents and school staff to identify learning needs and to design interventions to enhance student success.
    * Help students to recognize and make the best of their abilities.
    * Provide support during a personal crisis. 
    * Work with students on attendance issues.*Develop student career awareness.* Helping to create a safe and positive learning experience.

     

    Elementary School Counselors Collaborate with:
    Parents
         Parent education 
         Communication/networking 
         Academic planning 
         College/career awareness programs 
         One-on-one parent conferencing 
         Interpretation of assessment results

    Teachers
         Classroom guidance activities 
         Academic support, including learning style assessment and education to help students succeed academically 
         Classroom speakers 
         At-risk student identification and implementation of interventions to enhance success

    Administrators
         School climate 
         Behavioral management plans 
         School-wide needs assessments 
         Student data and results 
         Student assistance team building

    Students
         Peer education 
         Peer support 
         Academic support 
         School climate 
         Leadership development
         Community
         Job shadowing, service learning 
         Crisis interventions 
         Referrals 
         Parenting classes 
         Support groups 
         Career education

    **These examples are not intended to be all-inclusive**