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ERIC Number: EJ1221241
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Jun
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0276-928X
No Counselor Left Behind: Don't Overlook These Highly Qualified Professionals in Your Learning Plans
Savitz-Romer, Mandy
Learning Professional, v40 n3 p50-53 Jun 2019
Too often, leaders overlook valuable human capital in their schools and miss the opportunity to develop them so that the school and its students can reach their full potential. This is particularly true for a highly qualified but underused group of professionals: school counselors. School counselors are uniquely positioned to support students' skills, address barriers to learning, and support schools' strategic priorities. However, with growing responsibilities, counselors report needing more knowledge and skills to support students, staff, and families. Initially introduced into schools to provide vocational guidance and postsecondary direction to students, today's school counselors are asked to do much more: to deliver a comprehensive program to support students' academic, social and emotional, and postsecondary development. Yet professional learning for school counselors is often an afterthought. Bringing counselors into the fold of high-quality professional learning can lead to more efficiency, consistency, and support for teaching and learning. This means making a commitment to professional learning for counselors and aligning it with larger strategic goals while acknowledging counselors' unique roles, strengths, and needs.
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Language: English
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