School Counseling Corner
School Counseling Topics by Month
**Some topics may not be taught to all age groups. Younger grades in particular may spend more time on foundations of cooperation rather than learning about a topic like "civil debate." **
August: Meet the Counselor and Restorative Dialogue Circles (More about Restorative Circles here: www.edutopia.org/practice/stw-glenview-practice-dialogue-circles-video )
September: Harassment and Bulling Prevention, Body Safety, and Circles of Support.
October: Identifying Emotions, Family and Home, and Safe Place Meditation
November: Identity, Understanding Fear, and Values
December: Trust and Responsibility, Civil Debate, and Peer Pressure
January: Goal-setting, Skills Identification, and Making Decisions
February: Body Image, Worry, Mindfulness Practice
March: Problem Solving, Expression Wants and Feelings, Personal Superpowers
April: Yoga for self-regulation, Breathing, Managing Feelings
May: Self esteem, Communication, Gratitude, and (for upper unit) the social and emotional impacts of puberty
June: Resume (A description of what they can do at the end of this year) and a letter to my future self.
At least once per year, all k-6 students will be assessed for resilience using the CYRM-R assessment tool. Sounds super fancy and confusing, but really it just looks at the the 9 needs of children and measures the student's perception of how well those needs are being met. The 9 needs are: