Secondary school Guidance Counselors deal with students, parents, and teachers on a variety of topics – from the routine to the sensitive. This toolkit contains webinars that provide additional background, understanding, and suggestions for dealing with some of these issues, whether you are addressing them yourself or helping your teachers address them. Discover plans and protocols for talking to parents about sensitive issues, strategies for conducting more productive IEP meetings, and tips for promoting student ownership of learning with student-led conferences. You will also learn strategies that teachers can use to help counteract the effects of poverty on student learning.
If you are counseling students on college and career choices, discover tips they can use to research and explore career choices, and alternative suggestions for students for whom college is not an option. In the event that a death, natural disaster, or other tragedy should occur, you will find it useful to hear how best to discuss tragedies with students in order to help them make sense of and deal with the tragedy. Moreover you will discover communication strategies and tools that can be used to communicate and stay connected to staff, parents, and students during a crisis, whether it is natural or man-made.