Quiz: Are you a motivational counselor?

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Working with students at any level can be challenging. Do you interact with students in a way that motivates them to meet their goals? Find out.

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    Great Tips for Mentoring

    Great Tips for Mentoring
    Every year, I get to be a mentor to a new school psychologist in my district. I really enjoy doing it, but I have to fight the urge to give them a little notebook and say, “Write that down” after everything I say. Wouldn't that be fun? I got to do it one time before in my life, the day before ...
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    Top 10 Things I Do All Day as a School Psychologist

    Top 10 Things I Do All Day as a School Psychologist
    (In descending order of how much time I spend doing it) 10) Tracking down the yoots*, aka poking my head into classrooms and trying not to be disruptive while children yell, “Take me! I need therapy!” or “I a’int no f*ing special ed! No!!!” 9) Tracking down teachers to talk about the yoots, trying to get information from them while they ...
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    Does Student Retention Work?

    Does Student Retention Work?
    Every March, I get a slew of new referrals for testing students for learning disabilities, ADHD, and other disabilities, as the sheer panic of “What is going to happen to this student in X+1 grade???” (Where X is the child’s current grade, plus one. See? Algebra is useful after all.) I hear parents and teachers wonder out loud how the kid ...
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    How Counselors Encourage Students to Attend College

    Before students reach high school, during the 8th grade registration, counselors begin emphasizing the need for students to view their next four years as an opportunity to prepare for whatever it is they will be doing post-secondarily, whether that includes continuing their education/training in a two-year or four year college/university, a trade or technical school, the military, or doing an on-the-job ...
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    How High School Counselors Work With Colleges & Universities

    High school counselors work with colleges, but not a lot. My interaction with folks at colleges and universities primarily came in the form of phone calls to the admission departments to clarify individual students’ questions about admission requirements. I’d also communicate with the distance ed. people re: correspondence coursework for students trying to catch up or get ahead on credits. We ...
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    What Does a High School Counselor Do?

    Question: On a percentage basis, what topics do counselors cover with students? With the inception of the “No Child Left Behind” act, there has been a disproportionate emphasis on testing as the sole indicator as to whether federal standards criteria were being met. As the site “testing coordinator,” I easily spent 6-7 weeks a year planning, implementing, and summarizing our state ...
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    A Day in the Life of a High School Counselor

    A Day in the Life of a High School Counselor
    One of the things I liked about being a school counselor was that there wasn’t a “typical day” in the sense that there is such a wide variety of tasks inherent in the job description that it never felt routinized. Even when I was preoccupied with scheduling issues for several weeks in a row, I always knew that task was time ...
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    5 Reasons School Counseling is a Great Career

    5 Reasons School Counseling is a Great Career
    1. Watching Students Grow Counseling at any level affords a unique opportunity to observe and interact with whatever developmental stage the student is in at the time. It was always fascinating for me to watch high school students come in as barely pubescent 9th-grade teens, and walk out four years later as young adults. Sharing in that growth process was fun ...
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    Topics to Cover in First High School Counseling Session

    Ideally, the first one-on-one meeting with any of my students would come during their Freshman year. The reality is that I didn’t meet with every one of my 400+ students individually. As I mentioned earlier, the state legislature has now mandated that every incoming 9th grader sit down with a parent and a school counselor to formulate a 4-year plan. Since ...
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    Career Profile: Middle School Counselor

    Job Description: Middle school counselors observe children during classroom and activities and confer with their teachers and parents to evaluate the children’s strengths, problems, or special needs. In conjunction with teachers and administrators, they make sure that the curriculum addresses both the academic and the developmental needs of students. Middle school counselors do less vocational and academic counseling than high school ...
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