Get the most out of the Teacher Learning Community. Sign in now. Not a member? Click here to get started for free!

Guidance Counselor Toolkit: Strategies for Dealing with a Variety of Issues at the Elementary Level

Suggestions for communicating with elementary students, parents, & teachers on a variety of topics.

Buy Now


Elementary 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. Learn strategies that teachers can use to help counteract the effects of poverty on student learning, along with suggestions for recognizing and responding to signs of abuse and neglect in elementary-age children. In the event that a death, natural disaster, or other tragedy should occur, you will find it useful to learn how best to discuss those 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.


Subject: SimpleK12 Assignments
Categories: Communication & Collaboration, Counseling


  • Guidance Counselor Toolkit: Strategies for Dealing with a Variety of Issues at the Elementary Level
Teaching with Poverty: The Impact and Strategies
Poverty impacts over 46 million people in this country, and is more than just an economic and social problem.more...
The Parent Protocol: A Plan for Talking about Sensitive Issues with Parents
Teachers and parents alike often approach conferences with apprehension or nervous fear, especially if problems or difficult issues need to be discussed.more...
Responding to Abuse and Neglect in Elementary-Age Students: How Educators Can Help
There are over 3 million cases of child abuse reported annually in the United States.more...
20 Strategies for More Productive IEP Meetings
Workshop Description: Are your IEP (Individualized Education Program) meetings leaving you feeling overwhelmed or unproductive?more...
Promote Student Ownership of Goals and Learning with Student-led Conferences
How would you like your students to take ownership of their goals, their paths, and their learning?more...
How to Discuss Tragedy with K-6 Students
From destructive natural disasters to senseless school shootings, the need to help students understand, make sense of, and deal with tragedy is becoming increasingly common.more...
Crisis Management: Communicating and Staying Connected to Staff, Parents, and Students
Communicating and staying connected during a crisis - whether it is a natural disaster or man-made - is critical for 21st century school leaders.more...

Reviews (12)

Great Information!
Great information - enjoyed the range of information - all helpful.
Great resource.
Full Member
This toolkit provided a series of webinars with very useful information on a variety of topics. School counselors never know what the day will bring and after completing these webinars, I have increased my bag of resources to handle whatever might come my way~
Basic Member
Thank you so much for these videos. As a teacher at a school that does not have a full time counselor, this will come in handy!
Basic Member
I'm a classroom teacher not counselor and found these training videos very helpful. So many times I found myself having "light bulb" moments!
Basic Member
Firstncounterd with a student seeing parent shot to dath this year.
Basic Member
Very helpful for all staff members, not just counselors.
Excellent resources.
Basic Member
Great webinars!
more reviews ...