ERIC Number: ED351617
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Everything You Always Wanted To Know about Being a Counselor in the Otis Spunkmeyer Student Motivational Program: A Reference Guide.
Otis Spunkmeyer Foundation, Alamo, CA.
This document was designed as: (1) a guide for counselors working with the Otis Spunkmeyer Student Motivational Program for high school students; (2) a resource in training counselors for positions with corporations sponsoring student motivational programs; (3) an explanation of the program for general audiences; and (4) a stimulus for those interested in developing adjunct educational programs. The first section provides an introduction to the Student Motivational Program, discussing the concepts of extended counseling and teenage motivation. Section II presents the program history and section III describes the program. The fourth section explains the organizational structure of the program. Sections V and VI explain how schools, students, and counselors are selected for the program. Section VII delineates the counselor's duties, section VIII addresses group composition and resources, and section IX examines counselor salary and funding considerations. Section X focuses on group meetings, explaining the goals and purposes of meetings; trends and progressions in grades 10, 11, and 12; and issues for the counselor. Section XI provides additional information on the limitations of the program, why it works, and what it has to offer. The program evaluation is contained in section XII, while a follow-up of graduates is provided in section XIII. Section XIV looks to the future. The final section, the appendices, contains guidelines, forms, and letters which may be of interest to students, parents, and counselors. Also included is a list of possible group activities. (NB)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Otis Spunkmeyer Foundation, Alamo, CA.