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Guidance & Counseling Strategies for Schools - Chapter Summary
Our experts have put together this series of lessons to strengthen your understanding of guidance and counseling strategies for schools. Use this chapter to take a look at the purpose of individual counseling, find out how to research and compare schools without a college visit, and compare types and benefits of career assessments. You will also have the opportunity to review material including:
- Behavioral assessment tools
- Management resources for technology-based classrooms
- Applying for financial aid from FAFSA, college scholarships, and private scholarships
- Techniques of solution-focused brief therapy and behavioral theory
- Influence of behaviors and emotions on emotional health and interactions with the world
- Plans and strategies for academic intervention
Lessons break up the subject mater into short bites of information, focusing on one main topic each. Videos are hosted by our expert instructors and all lessons include a quiz at the end for self-assessment. There is also feature which lets you submit a question of the instructor.
1. What Is a Behavioral Assessment? - Definition, Tools & Example
Behavioral assessment is used to observe, describe, explain and predict behavior. This lesson explains the process and application of behavioral assessment and tests your understanding with a brief quiz.
2. Technology-Based Classroom Management Resources
In this lesson, we'll look at several types of technology-based classroom management resources, such as digital gradebooks and classroom behavior trackers. We'll also explore tips for using these resources as well as reasons why they're helpful.
3. Career Assessments: Types & Benefits
There are many career choices out there. How do you decide which one is right for you? In this lesson, we'll examine the different types of career assessments and how they can help you choose the best career.
4. How to Research and Compare Schools Without a College Visit
What if you're not able to visit all of the colleges you're considering? Don't worry. There are plenty of ways to get a feel for a campus without a visit. You don't need to do everything on this list, but the more you do, the more you'll learn.
5. FAFSA Tips: How to Apply for Financial Aid
Given the consistent rise in college tuition, finding ways to pay for college is on the forefront of every student's mind. Applying for college funding through the ''Federal Student Aid'' office is one of the easiest ways to begin. Listen to this lesson to find out how to get started with your Free Application for Federal Student Aid and be on your way to paying for college.
6. Applying for Scholarships at Your College
Scholarships award the recipient with financial aid that does not have to be repaid. This lesson covers ways to find individual school-sponsored scholarships and tips for increasing your odds of winning scholarships.
7. Applying for Private Scholarships
Private scholarships award the recipient with financial aid that does not have to be repaid. This lesson covers some of the ways to find private scholarships as well as tips for increasing your odds of winning private scholarships.
8. What is Individual Counseling? - Definition & Purpose
This lesson explores the basics of what individual counseling is from the counselor's perspective. Included is how individual counseling differs from group and family counseling as well as an explanation of the basic counseling process.
9. What is Solution-Focused Brief Therapy? - Techniques & Training
This lesson defines Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) and contrasts it with traditional therapy. SFBT techniques and training are discussed, along with the guiding principles of this therapeutic approach.
10. Behavioral Theory in Counseling: Techniques & Goals
How do behavioral theorists use scientific methodology in counseling? How effective is this approach and what are its limitations? Learn the answers to these questions in this lesson.
11. Cognitive and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies
Thought processes, emotions, and behaviors - oh my! Does the way we process information affect our emotional health and reactions to the world around us?
12. Age-Appropriate Strategies for Educational Planning
In this lesson, we will look at the strategic academic planning process for helping all students become College and Career Ready, focusing on the components that school counselors at each grade level fulfill.
13. Academic Intervention: Definition, Plan & Strategies
An academic intervention is a classroom strategy to assist students in learning. In this lesson, examples of various strategies will be shown, and we'll identify the strengths in each.
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