Ever wonder what we talk about in Guidance Class?
Check out the lessons topics below!
(**CLASSES MEET ONCE DURING THE 6 DAY ROTATION ON DAYS 4,5, or 6**)
8/25/17 - 8/29/17: Go over class goals and expectations; Protocol for getting to/from Guidance class; Getting to know the students (activity)
9/5/17 - 9/7/17: "Outside Safety": Riding/Biking/Walking to school, Strangers, and Bus Safety
9/13/17 - 9/15/17: Kahoot: "Whooo is Your Counselor" This is a fun way to discuss the role of the school counselor at CFIS; Set up Guidance Classroom and GoGuardian; Discuss how to request counseling support via Google Form on website and in Classroom
9/25/17 - 9/27/17: "Student Needs Assessments". These assessment are used to inform Guidance Class curriculum, to see where there are individual or group counseling needs (*parent permission requested for group counseling participation*), and to collect school-wide data on academic performance and the effectiveness of the CFIS School Counseling Program.
Copies of these assessments can be found here:
10/1/17 - 10/31/17: "10 Skills of Active Listening": Listening skills are a crucial aspect in every relationship we have in life! Being a good listener is the foundation to having better friendships and being the best students we can be! Student learn that listening is not an easy task...it requires much effort. The 10 skills we learn and practice are: Eye Contact, Patience, No interruption, Encourage the speaker, Show interest, Postitive Body Language, Put away distractions, Be curious and Open-Minded, Empathy, Remember what was said.
11/1/17 - 11/30/17: "Emotional Intelligence": Being able to balance our emotions and thoughts to make healthy decisions is quickly becoming recognized as one of the most important indicators of "success" in our careers and relationships! We will be spending quite a bit of time in class discussing this important topic.
12/1/17 - 12/22/17: "Emotional Intelligence": Two domains of Emotional Intelligence are "Being aware of, and understanding, our own emotions" and "Being aware of, and understanding, the emotions of others". We have spent the last couple of classes learning about recognizing emotions in others and studying the parts of our brain that are responsible for our emotions and thoughts. We are beginning to explore the next domain of EI..."Managing our own emotions" as we study the effects music has on our emotions and state of mind. When we return from break, we will begin to explore different ways we can consciously change how we feel; thus, learning to regulate our emotional reactions.
1/8 - 1/12/18:
Music has an undeniable impact on most of us! It has the ability to take us on emotional journeys and can be a powerful healer! In fact, many people use music as a type of emotional therapy! Neither our pleasant, nor unpleasant, emotions last forever...both may be changed quickly by thinking different thoughts or bringing in different information through our senses. This week, we are going to use music to demonstrate how quickly and easily our emotions can be changed. This is just one simple, and very effective, tool we can use when we want to change how we feel and better manage our emotions! The list of songs we will use for this activity can be found HERE