Our Philosophy

Elementary School Counseling services are an integral part of the total school program and complement learning in the classroom. A school guidance program reaches every student and will focus on the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed for successful academic achievement, career development, and personal/social growth. Services are child-centered, proactive, and developmental. Our professional school counselors spend their time working directly with students to maximize the benefits every student will receive from the program. This will be accomplished through the use of School Counseling Curriculum, Individual Student Planning, Responsive Services, and System Support. School counseling services are comprehensive in scope, preventative in design, developmental in nature, and intended to enhance the potential of ALL elementary students.

Therefore, as an educational system we believe we can teach all children and all children can learn. We believe accessing knowledge, reasoning, questioning, and problem solving are the foundations for learning in an ever-changing world. We believe education enables students to recognize and strive for higher standards. Consequently, we will commit our efforts to help students acquire knowledge and attitudes considered valuable in order to develop their potential and/or their career and lifetime aspirations.

Friday, March 9, 2012

A Good Career Exploration Website for Younger Students

Paws in Jobland is a free online website created by Bridges Transitions Inc. The career inventory on the website asks students a series of questions about things they like to do, things they are good at, or things they are interested in, and then presents the students with a list of jobs that they may enjoy. Students can explore jobs they may be interested in on the website by clicking on different buildings in "Jobland". Videos explain responsibilities for different jobs and show real people doing them. There's also a fun multiple choice game that challenges students' knowledge about various jobs. As an added bonus, the program reads the questions and gives directions out loud for students who are not strong readers. There are also supporting worksheets and lesson plans to go along with it.

I'm thinking about using this with my 3rd graders. :)

~ Tanya

1 comment:

Lisa said...

Sweet, Tanya! Can't wait to try it. We're doing Career Exploration in April and May.