“Finally, a text that thoroughly covers the topic of classroom guidance – an effective tool for every school counselor at every school level.” –Tiffany Bates, Louisiana Tech University Intended for school counselors to aid in the learning of developmental classroom guidance, School Counseling Classroom Guidance: Prevention, Accountability, and Outcomes teaches the fundamentals, strategies, and research outcomes of classroom guidance programming for comprehensive, developmentally appropriate school counseling programs. The content of this book looks at the history and fundamentals of classroom guidance, how these activities meet CACREP and ASCA standards, how and why activities should be aligned to the larger academic curriculum and state/national teaching standards, recommendations on how to develop and assess classroom guidance units, a sampling of units and lessons, techniques in managing the classroom, and outcome research and trends. School Counseling Classroom Guidance: Prevention, Accountability, and Outcomes is part of the Counseling and Professional Identity Series, which targets specific competencies identified by CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Programs). To learn more about each text in the Series, please visit www.sagepub.com/vip/cpiseries.
Chapter 3: The Elementary School
“Thank you for helping this school get along and be fair. I liked all the activities you did with the whole class. My favorite activity was five ways to handle a bully. I like your puppets. I like coming to your room, it is fresh in there. We are all working together to be friends. You are a great counselor!”
The above quote was written by an elementary school student to her school counselor and highlights the importance and complexity of the role of the school counselor at the elementary level. New directions for practice in elementary school counseling have emerged in the school counseling literature, with ...