School Counselor's Letter Book

  • ID: 2212710
  • Book
  • 288 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Here are over 200 counselor–tested model letters, forms, memos, worksheets, and checklists specifically designed to help you cut the time you spend on paperwork in half, letting you spend more time interacting with students, teachers, and parents.

This wide–ranging resource saves you time in virtually every counseling situation that requires written communications from letters to parents and student progress reports to pre–college counseling and crisis intervention.

Conveniently divided into four sections, this resource gives you letters, memos, and forms for ...

  • Educational Development: Section One presents 64 models that help you guide students and parents toward appropriate course selection; build proper homework and study habits; and utilize progress reports and warnings.
  • Personal Counseling: Section Two includes 57 letters, memos, checklists, and sample guidelines to help you deal effectively with crisis issues such as child abuse or substance abuse... help a child with behavior problems ... or boost student self–esteem with reproducible ′recognition" certificates.
  • Counseling for the Future: Section Three provides 58 models and guidelines to help your students in post–secondary planning, including college admissions and options for non–college–bound students. To help you simplify the college admissions process, the book gives you a complete blueprint for analyzing financial expenses.
  • Communication and Professional Development: Section Four contains 46 model letters and forms that get parents and teachers more involved with the school, including forms for setting up conferences ... communicating with parents ... and winning the cooperation of teachers.
With this generous mix of practical material for both elementary and secondary counselors, writing your next letter, memo, or form can be as simple as scanning the table of contents, copying or adapting the model you need, and signing your name.
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Introduction.

SECTION I. EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT.

Topic 1. Course Selection and Programming.

Topic 2. Homework and Study Habits.

Topic 3. Progress Reports and Warnings.

Topic 4. Exceptional Students.

Topic 5. Testing Curriculum.

SECTION II. PERSONAL COUNSELING.

Topic 6. Developmental Counseling.

Topic 7. Behavior and Self–Esteem.

Topic 8. Recognition Activities.

Topic 9. Crisis Issues.

Topic 10. Attendance and Transfers.

SECTION III. COUNSELING FOR THE FUTURE.

Topic 11. Postsecondary Planning.

Topic 12. College Admissions.

SECTION IV. COMMUNICATION AND PROFESSION DEVELOPMENT.

Topic 13. Conferences.

Topic 14. Communicating with Teachers.

Topic 15. Communicating with parents and the Community.

Topic 16. Evaluation and Accountability.
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Kenneth W. Hitchner has had 28 years of school counseling experience in four different New Jersey school districts. An author and lecturer, Mr. Hitchner is the co–author with Anne Tifft–Hitchner of A Survival Guide for the Secondary School Counselor and Making a Difference in College Admission.

Anne Tiff–Hitchner has served extensively as a student advisor, both at the high school and college levels.

E. Andre Apostol has 24 years of experience as an educator, including classroom teaching and counseling at the elementary, secondary, and adult levels.
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