Counseling and Modern teaching
Counseling is a primordial aspect in education. A counselor works in elementary, middle, and high schools to provide academic, career, college access, and personal/social competencies. The interventions used include developmental school counseling curriculum lessons and annual planning for every student, and group and individual counseling. School counseling programs in schools, Elementary, Middle and High School, help advocate for every student's academic, career and personal/social success. Modern teaching skills and approaches to education have implemented that both fields (counseling and teaching) take from each other. Is a important field and worth considering if looking for a career in education.
Professional school counselors have as a goal to implement a school counseling program that promotes student achievement. Normally to get employment in education counseling, a higher education degree is required. Their work includes a focus on developmental stages of student growth, including the needs, tasks, and student interests.
High School and Middle School counselors provide academic and career education, college access and personal and social competencies with developmental classroom lessons and planning to all students. Elementary school counselors deliver specific competencies to all students to close achievement and opportunity gaps. To facilitate individual and group school interventions, they use developmental cognitive-behavioral, personal-centered listening, influencing and teaching skills. A counselor is crucial to determine key signs of any learning disabilities on the students. For example, if a student's behavior is interfering with his or her achievement, the school counselor may observe that student in a class, provide consultation to teachers and other stakeholders to develop (with the student) a plan to address the behavioral issue(s), and then collaborate to implement and evaluate the plan. They also provide consultation services to family members such as college access, career development, parenting skills, study skills, child and adolescent development, and help with school-home transitions.
Innovative education and special education are two fields that are developed closely with the aid of specialized counselors. Breakthrough teaching and learning dynamics can be successfully established with a close effort in both fields. Modern learning theory emphasizes on the importance of counseling on the classroom.