Classroom Counselor Lessons
One of my favorite parts of being a school counselor is teaching counselor lessons. This is a time that I get to reach the whole school and proactively teach the students about a variety of topics. I always look forward to this part of my day. Typically, I will teach a 30 minute lesson to each class once every 2 weeks. Some weeks vary due to other school events. All the lessons meet the Missouri Comprehensive Guidance and Counseling Program Content Standards and Grade Level Expectations. You can view these and my counselor lessons calendar below.
Schedule of Lessons for Sept 5 - 15
Thanks to our wonderful PTA who accepted my grant request a few years ago, our students will be learning lessons through the Second Step program. We want your child to be as successful as possible at school. Success in school is not just about reading and math. It is also about knowing how to learn and how to get along with others. We will be using the Second Step program in your child's classroom to teach these critical skills. The Second Step program teaches skills in the following four areas:
- Skills for Learning: Students gain skills to help themselves learn, including how to focus their attention, listen carefully, and be assertive when asking for help with schoolwork.
- Empathy: Students learn to identify and understand their own and others' feelings. Students also learn how to take another's perspective and how to show compassion.
- Emotion Management: students learn specific skills for calming down when experiencing strong feelings, such as anxiety or anger.
- Problem Solving: Students learn a process for solving problems with others in a positive way.
|MO Comprehensive Guidance & Counseling Program Content Standards & Grade Level Expectations.pdf|
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|MO Comprehensive Guidance & Counseling Program Content Area Strands, Big Ideas & Concepts .pdf|
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“We must remember that intelligence is not enough. Intelligence PLUS character—that is the goal of a true education.”- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.