A needs assessment is an essential component of effectively managing a school guidance program. It is a very helpful tool used by the school counselor, completed by teachers and staff to gain understanding of what types of topics should be covered in guidance lessons, field experiences, small groups, as well as implemetation of programs on campus. Please click on the link below and fill out the survey to help ensure a "Virtually" successful 2020 school year at Askew Elementary.
Classroom guidance lessons are an integral part of the elementary school counseling program and important to the academic success of every student. Large group lessons are preventative in nature, designed as a Tier 1 intervention to reach all students. These lessons are taught monthly in the classroom and are based on monthly character trait, or teacher choice of social skill. The goal of guidance lessons is to present students with information to help them self-regulate, practice control, and enhance their knowledge base of taking responsibility of thier choices presented and actions. Please click the link below to sign-up for a classroom guidance lesson. Lessons normally last about 20-25 minutes and are customized by grade level and teacher preference.
When a student's needs are greater than those a teacher can provide in the classroom setting, teachers may submit a counselor referral. The school counselor has a specialized skill set that enhances their ability to handle students that require more support. Counselors can assist classroom teachers in understanding how small adjustments to their practice can improve relationships, lower anxiety, and develop resilience in the face of setbacks. School counselors are able to provide specific and individualized help, solutions, and plans to support students in need.
To submit a teacher referral for a student, please click on the link below.