The elementary years are a time when students begin to develop their academic self-concept and feelings of competence and confidence as learners. Students are beginning to develop decision-making, communication and life skills, as well as character values. It is also a time when students develop and acquire attitudes toward school, self, peers, social groups and family. The guidance teacher provides education, prevention, early identification and intervention to help elementary students achieve academic success and develop social-emotional skills in response to issues they face.
The role of our guidance office is as follows:
- to consult with teachers about building classroom connections, effective classroom management and the role of noncognitive factors in student success
- to consult with the school principal to identify and resolve student issues, needs and problems
- to advocate for students at individual student-focused meetings
- to make referrals for long-term support