I’m applying to GMU in hopes of obtaining a bachelor’s degree in psychology. I want to obtain my degree not only for myself, but for my mother as well. She left her native country of Nicaragua as a political refugee at the tender age of twenty-one. Leaving her family and leaving all hopes of ever completing her degree in education behind. I admire her for coming to a foreign country, not knowing the language and having very limited opportunities, but not letting that discourage her. My mother is a great source of inspiration for me. Being raised in a one parent household in addition to being a minority in this country has always plagued me with limited resources but I’ve never allowed it to be a deterrent. The under privilege I’ve experienced
When I decided to train to become a professional school counselor, I knew I had a long road ahead. I am trained to be a teacher, a special education teacher to be specific, and though I will be able to use much of my past experience as a classroom teacher in my school counseling practice, I am aware that I will also need to see my students in a new way, a more holistic way. I will need to focus not only on what works in the classroom, but what works in order to motivate and support the students with whom I meet. It is essential for me to determine what will drive me, inspire me to be the best school counselor for both my school and students, therefore, I must determine my professional philosophy of education and school counseling and develop my beliefs, vision and mission statements.
This section will examine the history of Positive Behavior Intervention Supports (PBIS). Then explain how PBIS is an important addition to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Followed by an in-depth look at what the three tiers of PBIS are and the purpose they serve. Finally the vital role of the school counselor is explored to see whether the counselor would be a good candidate to implement the School Wide Positive Behavior Intervention Supports (SW-PBIS) framework.
A little over two years ago, I started working as a Community Support Individual for Pathways Transition Programs LLC. My primary responsibility is to teach children various coping skills to manage their behavior, I have determined that I want to be able to address the emotions behind the behaviors. My desire is to be able to help the children I work with come to terms with their past histories so they can move on in their lives towards adoption and other positive outcomes. Sometimes, the children are still going through issues such as, on-going traumas, the lost of a parent due to death or incarceration, etc and I would like to develop the skill set to be able to address these issues. I see pursuing my degree through Argosy University as being the next step to take in order to develop a competency in counseling.
My name is Ranee Xiong, and I am a Junior at the University of Minnesota, Morris. I am a Human Services major with a Sociology minor. For my final paper for this year, I have to interview a person within this field, and I am wondering if I could interview you for my final paper. Like you, I want to become a school counselor, so I thought it would be great to interview someone who is in the field that I want to be in.
The ASCA National Model is an important tool that supports school counselors and defines their specific role in the school counseling program. The ASCA National Model (2012) provides guidelines for a comprehensive counseling program and defines focus, student standards, and professional competencies. The ASCA National Model unifies school counselors with one vision and voice motivated by improving student success. The purpose of this paper is to reflect on my total program experience, field experience, and how these experiences align with the ASCA National
In 1994, Texas overtook New York as the nation’s second populated state. By the year 2020, Texas is hypothesized to have a medium population of 24.5 million and with a maximum estimate of 29 million. With the increase in population, there is bound to be an increase in racial and ethnic diversity. According to the U.S Census Bureau (1970-1990), by 2020, Texas will no longer have a majority population due to the increase in Hispanics, African Americans, and Asians. (Bouvier, Leon F., and John L. Martin)
It will be necessary for me to aid my students in understanding and implementing career planning strategies. Once a student decides on a career interest path, I can help students navigate course requirements necessary to be accepted into vocational training or college either 2 or 4-year institutions. I should also be able to advise students about extracurricular activities, internships, and volunteer pursuits that will increase their chances to be admitted to college/vocational technical school and possibly receive scholarships, and what ACT/SAT scores and GPA are required. I will aid my students in setting up a deadline calendar so that the necessary forms will be submitted by the required date (AR
After taking the all three assessment I was able to see what career fields would suit me best. As I turned out, the tests placed me in career fields that I had already thought about joining. The clusters place me in the medical or health services field, as well as working with children. These are all career fields that I have previously considered or am currently considering. It was very important to me to see that what I am studying for is actually something that I would and will do well in. Once I had finished all the tests, I was able to look through the career clusters and see which ones I considered for my top two choices, which were being a teacher’s assistant or a physical therapist. In the end the career I am going for is physical therapy.
The mission of the school counseling program is to assist all student achieve to the best of his or her ability personally/socially, academically, and vocationally through comprehensive and developmentally appropriate program(s) to be productive citizens, community members, and lifelong learners. This is a collaborative and multi-tiered support approach involving students, parents, faculty and staff, and community learners as stakeholders in the success of our students.
Student counselors have been around since 1907 in the United States and remain a strong force in helping students determine future goals and careers. On average, student counselors make roughly $54,000 annually while maintaining a vital role in the decisions students make. With agencies and nonprofit organizations such as the ASCA (an organization dedicated to assisting any form of relations with student counselors to their students), that are now dedicated to ensure students have counselors as a form of assistance to fortify career plans, the rates of success have been skyrocketing. There are well over 230,000 counselors nationwide in approximately 33,000 different schools that follow the ASCA guidelines to reassure the nation is *on the same
The view of change using this theory is that a person’s career path is unpredictable and change will happen in ways that a person will not expect. People need to be prepared for changes in their career path that come from unplanned events. Additionally, people have their own patterns of behaviors but that can change based on future events. The role of the counselor is to manage expectations, teach clients about the chaos that occurs in their career development, and build resiliency when unpredictable difficult events occur. When managing expectations, counselors must give the clients realistic expectations so that they do not believe that their career path will follow their exact plan without having unpredictable events delay or remove them from their plan entirely. Counselors must help clients understand the chaos in one 's career path by explaining to them to be prepared for possible setbacks. Clients must be prepared to face setbacks and have plans in place in order to counter these setbacks as well as having the perspective that unexpected events occur are normal. Building resiliency, counselors must have their clients prepared to cope with unexpected events that may delay or completely change their career development. Clients must be resilient and not get down or give up because the process is too difficult (Niles & Harris-Bowlsbey,
I appreciated your post regarding the benefits of using a model, such as the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) national model, to support a school counseling program. Further, you have identified a way in which you feel that you may struggle with the model. It is important for school counselors to be self-aware in order for them to improve in areas of need. As a school counselor, data collection will be an important part of the job requirement. For instance, a school counselor will collect data for a variety of reasons such as to identify if what is being done by the counselor is making a difference for the students and to find out the needs of the school (ASCA, 2012). However, not all data collected will be numbers, there
There are many things that I feel have led me to year number two of graduate school pursuing a career as a school counselor. For I while I tried to convince myself that a career in school counseling was not for me and ultimately everything led me here. My mother has been a school counselor for the last 25 years and I grew up watching her do something she loved. I went to school everyday and watched my mother make a positive impact on many of my classmates and this left a very lasting impression on me. Eventually, I realized I wanted to be as passionate about my career as my mother was in her role as a school counselor. On the other hand, I was certain that I was not going to be a school counselor like my mother because
Teenagers change schools frequently due to their parent 's jobs. Starting a new school every year or two is difficult for a teenager. Awkward situations can arise if you do not know a teacher, principle, or other faculty names. Moving in the middle of the school year can be even more challenging for a young teen. Other students may be ahead or behind the transferred student depending on the way the instructor teaches the class, causing the teen to adjust to where the other students are in their studies. These transitions cause the teen to feel like school is redundant and boring. These students get careless with their school and may even settle for work that is not to their full potential. Other transferred students have stress because of learning delays compared to other students. These students try to increase their efforts to improve their grades, but they do not reach above average most of the time. In addition, adjusting