School counseling that makes a difference–for all students! As an elementary school counselor, you’re implementing a comprehensive program to promote academic and social-emotional development for all students. You’re planting seeds of college and career readiness, which means creating core curriculum classroom lessons, delivering engaging content to students and parents, managing classroom behaviors, providing assessments, and sharing the results. The good news is that you don’t have to do it alone. In this guide, three experienced school counselors take you step by step through the creation and implementation of high-quality Tier 1 systems of universal supports. With a focus on proactive and prevention education through core curriculum classroom lessons and schoolwide activities, this practical text includes: • The school counselor’s role in Multi-tiered, Multi-Domain System of Supports • Examples to help with design, implementation, and evaluation • Guidance for selecting curriculum and developing lesson and action plans • Alignment with ASCA National Model and ASCA Mindsets and Behaviors • Vignettes from practicing elementary school counselors • Recommendations for including families in prevention activities • Management tools, reproducible templates, and reflective activities and processing questions You teach the academic, college and career, and social-emotional competencies students need to be successful learners. With this book’s expert guidance, you’re prepared to help them get there. “This book accomplishes what so many school counseling graduates are often left to learn ‘on the job’: translation of theory and ideas into meaningful, evidence-based practice within a multi-tiered system of supports.” –Paul C. Harris, Assistant Professor, Counselor Education University of Virginia “This is the book all elementary school counselors have been waiting for! Not only can it deepen our skills as educators and collaborators, it also provides a sounding board for effective school counseling practices that are standards-based, measurable, and focused on closing the achievement gap.” –Kirsten Perry, Elementary School Counselor Lawndale Community Academy, Chicago, IL

Franchising Core Curriculum

Franchising Core Curriculum

Trish’s Story

On my trip to Santorini, Greece, last summer, I saw what I thought would be the demise of the island: McDonald’s. How could they ruin my favorite island with a franchise? No one would eat there, or so I thought. Soon it was filled with customers from every country purchasing Big Macs, Chicken McNuggets, Filet-o-Fish, fries, chocolate shakes, and, yes, apple pie. Why would people come to Greece and order McDonald’s? You guessed it—because they knew what they could count on. No matter where you go in the world, McDonald’s has a guaranteed menu—it’s part of the franchise requirements. In addition to the “franchise menu,” there are culturally appropriate items to satisfy local needs, such as pineapples ...

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