Classroom management is challenging. It can be even more difficult to perfect when you only see the students once a week, at most. As school counselors, we often don’t have the time to implement intricate classroom management strategies when we are doing small groups or classroom guidance lessons. Here are some of my favorite tips to help keep students calm and focused during your counseling lessons. Read More »
Managing behavior referrals often fall under the realm of school counseling. However, most school counseling programs have few, if any, behavior management components. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Confident Counselor authors are ready to share their best practices for managing behavior referrals. Heather will cover the details we need to know first when presented with a behavior. Carla has some tips for clarifying the problem with the teacher. Finally, Robyn has some solid advice on how to engage the parents. Read More »
School Counselors and Classroom Management
Classroom management is a major aspect of effective teaching and learning. The type of classroom management that a teacher has will set their classroom tone and make or break student learning. The best kind of classroom management is preventative, where the classroom environment it set up so it is hard for students to disrupt or avoid learning because most of the opportunities for them to make trouble have been removed. School counselors are often called upon to provide advice or resources for teachers struggling with classroom management issues. This article will provide several management resources for school counselors to use in their own guidance lessons as well as resources to pass on to the teachers they support.