Hey VASC Members! It’s Five for Friday! HAPPY National School Counseling Week! We are happy to have this home for counselors in school settings be a part of the Virginia Counselors Association. We celebrate school counselors and the amazing impact they have.
Jump Start your weekend with these interesting articles, educational links and resources we’ve been “pinning.” Check out these posts concerning National School Counseling Week, including an interview with the School Counselor of the Year, a new study showing excessive disciplinary action against black female students and a lesson plan involving gossip and glitter. Follow ‘VASC School Counselor’ on Pinterest to get even more great resources!
“During his tenure, Mr. Notestine’s initiatives have helped raised the graduation rate in his district, expanded access to college courses, and increased engagement with parents. He was just named the 2015 School Counselor of the Year by the American School Counselor Association, at a ceremony held at the White House.”
“Among the most underappreciated of education professionals may be school counselors. These certified or licensed professionals (depending on state requirements) work with teachers, parents, social workers, and many others to address the academic, the career, and the personal and social development needs of all students. And research consistently shows that their efforts are critically important to student success, both in school and in life.”
“With all that counselors do, it is sometimes necessary to deal with the most pressing issues first, then get to other items as we can,” Durr says. “It is a constant balancing act to ensure that we are not sacrificing the important for the urgent.”
“Girls of color face much harsher school discipline than their white peers but are excluded from current efforts to address the school-to-prison pipeline, according to a new report issued today by the African American Policy Forum and Columbia Law School’s Center for Intersectionality and Social Policy Studies.”
“The glitter clung to them- they couldn’t get rid of it easily. We talked about that our words stick with people- both kind words and hurtful words. What we choose to say will leave an impact on someone in someway.”
And be sure to check out our latest GRADUATE STUDENT OF THE MONTH POST!
Have a wonderful weekend,
Your Virginia Alliance for School Counseling Board