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101 Solutions for School Counselors and Leaders in Challenging Times

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January 2014 | 376 pages | Corwin

School counseling strategies that promote student success!

So much is expected to prepare today’s students for success—academic achievement, career and college readiness, emotional and social competency, to name a few. School counselors can make an enormous positive difference in children’s lives. Yet, school counseling programs are in crisis because of undefined roles, skyrocketing student-counselor ratios, and decreasing budgets.

Leaders and counselors must move away from outdated roles and embrace school counseling programs that ensure readiness for ALL students. In a succinct Q&A format, the authors provide school counselors and educational leaders with

  • 101 solutions to common counseling issues across the K–12 spectrum on topics ranging from data-driven counseling to bullying, , collaboration, and equity
  • Stories of school counselors and educational leaders who have successfully implemented these solutions
  • Numerous print and digital resources for further exploration, including online supplements

Discover a wealth  of affordable counseling practices that make your job easier and more effective, demonstrate the power of a school counselor, and help all students succeed. 

 “101 Solutions for School Counselors and Leaders in Challenging Times is an invaluable resource for all professional school counselors developing a comprehensive school counseling program to ensure college and career readiness for all K–12 students.”
—Diane Smith, School Counselor
Smithport Area School District, PA

“With a focus on core standards, social justice, and evidence-based programs and services, this book is a must-have for anyone interested in a comprehensive, practical approach to school counseling strategies that promote student success.”
— Tamara Davis, Professor
Marymount University, Arlington, VA

 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Authors
 
Introduction
 
1. Leadership Solutions: Change Agents for Equity
 
2. Educator and School Counselor Collaboration Solutions
 
3. Program Assessment and Accountability Solutions
 
4. Achievement Gap Solutions
 
5. Opportunity and Attainment Gap Solutions
 
6. College and Career Readiness Solutions
 
7. Annual College and Career Readiness Planning Solutions
 
8. School-Family-Community Partnership Solutions
 
9. Ethics Solutions
 
10. Cultural Identity and Language Solutions
 
11. Technology Solutions
 
12. School-Wide and Multi-Systemic Intervention Solutions
 
13. Administrative, Operational, and Supervision Solutions
 
14. Advocacy and Public Relations Solutions
 
15. Anti-Violence, Bullying, and Safety Solutions
 
16. Ability, Disability, and Gifted/Talented Solutions
 
Glossary
 
Index

"101 Solutions for School Counselors and Leaders in Challenging Times is an invaluable resource for all professional school counselors developing a comprehensive school counseling program to ensure college and career readiness for all K – 12 students."

Diane Smith, School Counselor
Smithport Area School District, PA

“From gaining an advocate who leads discussions on the needs of students to finding an individual passion that will provide a personalized academic plan as well as college and career readiness, school counselors should incorporate this new resource into their library.”

Deborah Hardy, Director, K-12 School Counseling Services
Somers Central School District, Nahopac, NY

“I love this book.  It’s one of the most practical and helpful resources available for school counselors today.  It is easy to read, well written and will no doubt be super helpful.  I will absolutely use it in my practice as well as with my graduate students. The way each chapter is set up is brilliant – overview, key terms, key questions and solutions and both electronic and print resources.  The information and in-depth resources are unmatched. This book is a must own for any school counseling graduate student or helping professional working in a school setting.”

Bob Bardwell, School Counselor & Director of School Counseling & Student Support Services
Monson Innovation High School, Monson, MA

101 Solutions for School Counselors and Leaders in Challenging Times is an important resource for all professional school counselors, school leaders, and those in training. The authors approach the current educational context with expertise and breadth of leadership knowledge is readily evident throughout the well written material. I wish that I had access to this material when I first started out as a school counselor!”

Melissa Luke, Associate Professor
Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

101 Solutions for School Counselors and Leaders in Challenging Times is an innovative, strategy-rich resource that is useful for school counselors, both in practice and in training. With a focus on core standards, social justice, and evidence-based programs and services, this book is a must-have for anyone interested in a comprehensive, practical approach to useful school counseling strategies that promote student success.”

Tamara Davis, Professor
Department of Counseling, Marymount University

101 Solutions for School Counselors and Leaders in Challenging Times is a book that belongs on the desk of every practicing school counselor, and indeed the shelf of anyone who supervises and supports school counselors as well. The authors have written an essential toolkit detailing state-of-the-art best practices that speak to the needs of professionals, be they new entrants to the field or those with decades behind them, who wish to keep up-to-date. And ultimately the volume can be equally valuable to progressive leaders responsible for overseeing school counseling programs and broader pupil personnel functions as well.

Organized into 16 free standing, well integrated chapters, each of which features its own glossary and bibliography for easy reference as well as lists of print and web-based resources for further action, the book poses and answers essential questions about issues impacting school counseling in the 21st century from a systemic, social justice perspective. Ultimately, like good school counseling itself, 101 Solutions supportively challenges those who read it to become activist practitioners, and to consider not only their own school or district’s school counseling program, but state and national policies as they impact on children, youth, and families.

101 Solutions brings to life and integrates resources ranging from the American School Counselor Association’s National Model and Ethical Code to recommendations of College Board’s National Office for School Counselor Advocacy and the Education Trust’s National Center for Transforming School Counseling. In one handy volume everyone concerned with the future of education will find accessible summaries of current research augmented with meaningful real-life examples of how these practices are being implemented, contributed by school counselors and supervisors from across the nation. Clearly many skilled hands have contributed to the making of this volume and doubtless many hands will eagerly reach for it as an essential reference.”

Edward A. Mainzer, School & College Counselor
Arts and Technology High School

“Whether you are a counselor, administrator, or a counselor-in-training, this book provides great real-life considerations of what does and what should go on in schools. It is refreshing to read about the importance of collaborative working relationships between counselors and administrators and in such a way as to empower the counselor to seek out ways to demonstrate that they can be, and in many ways already are, leaders of their respective schools.”

Carla Hampton, School Counselor
Montgomery High School, Skillman, NJ

“An abundance of knowledge and resources, 101 Solutions for School Counselors and Leaders in Challenging Times is a must for counselors at any stage in their career.” 

Erin J Vandermore, Elementary School Counselor
Chicago Public Schools , Chicago, IL

“I felt so empowered when I read the anecdotes in 101 Solutions for School Counselors and Leaders in Challenging Times. I enjoyed reading what other school counselors have done in their schools, and the results of their interventions and programs. I’ll definitely use some of these interventions for my schools!”

Charisza Santos
Graduate School of Education and Counseling, Lewis & Clark College, Portland, OR

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