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Hatching Results for Elementary School Counseling

Implementing Core Curriculum and Other Tier One Activities
By: Trish Hatch, Danielle Duarte, Lisa K. De Gregorio

Foreword by Erin Mason

With case studies, examples, templates, charts, graphs, and images, you’ll create and implement high-quality Tier 1 systems of support, including core curriculum classroom lessons and schoolwide activities.

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  • Grade Level: PreK-12
  • ISBN: 9781506389646
  • Published By: Corwin
  • Year: 2018
  • Page Count: 296
  • Publication date: January 25, 2018

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School counseling that makes a difference—for all students!

As an elementary school counselor, you’re implementing a comprehensive program to promote academic and social-emotional development for all students. You’re planting seeds of college and career readiness, which means creating core curriculum classroom lessons, delivering engaging content to students and parents, managing classroom behaviors, providing assessments, and sharing the results.

The good news is that you don’t have to do it alone. In this guide, three experienced school counselors take you step by step through the creation and implementation of high-quality Tier 1 systems of universal supports. With a focus on proactive and prevention education through core curriculum classroom lessons and schoolwide activities, this practical text includes:

  • The school counselor’s role in Multi-tiered, Multi-Domain System of Supports
  • Examples to help with design, implementation, and evaluation
  • Guidance for selecting curriculum and developing lesson and action plans
  • Alignment with ASCA National Model and ASCA Mindsets and Behaviors
  • Vignettes from practicing elementary school counselors
  • Recommendations for including families in prevention activities
  • Management tools, reproducible templates, and reflective activities and processing questions

You teach the academic, college and career, and social-emotional competencies students need to be successful learners. With this book’s expert guidance, you’re prepared to help them get there.

“This book accomplishes what so many school counseling graduates are often left to learn ‘on the job’: translation of theory and ideas into meaningful, evidence-based practice within a multi-tiered system of supports.”
—Paul C. Harris, Assistant Professor, Counselor Education
University of Virginia

"This is the book all elementary school counselors have been waiting for! Not only can it deepen our skills as educators and collaborators, it also provides a sounding board for effective school counseling practices that are standards-based, measurable, and focused on closing the achievement gap.”
—Kirsten Perry, ASCA 2018 School Counselor of the Year
Lawndale Community Academy, Chicago, IL

Key features

  • Includes specific information and examples to directly support elementary school counselors as they implement preventative tier one activities.
  • Utilizes vignettes and case studies from elementary counselors across the country.
  • Designed as a practical text that counselors can use in their day-to-day practice, with numerous charts, graphs, and images.


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Trish Hatch

Trish Hatch, Ph.D., retired as a professor at San Diego State University (SDSU) in August of 2019 and was recently awarded Professor Emeritus status. During her tenure, Dr. Hatch served as Director of the School Counseling Program from 2004-2015 and as Executive Director of SDSU’s Center for Excellence in School Counseling and Leadership.

She is the best-selling author of The Use of Data in School Counseling (2013) and co-author of Evidence-Based School Counseling: Making a Difference with Data-Driven Practices (Dimmitt, Carey, and Hatch, 2007) and the ASCA National Model: A Framework for School Counseling Programs (ASCA, 2003, 2005). These books, as well as the three most recent collaborative texts that focus on implementing elementary and secondary school counseling programs, are used throughout the world in the preparation and professional development of school counselors.

Trish recently self-published Pilots, Passengers, Prisoners and Hijackers: An Educator’s Guide to Handling Difficult People While Moving Forward (2018), a book derived from nearly 20 years of workshops and keynote speeches she’d given on the topic.

Regarded within the profession as an advocate and national leader, Dr. Hatch served as a consultant and advisor on school counseling and educational issues for the White House and the U.S. Department of Education under the Obama administration. In 2014, she co-led the organization and planning of the second “invitation-only” White House Convening on School Counseling at SDSU.

A former school counselor, site and central office administrator, state association president, and American School Counselor Association (ASCA) Vice President, Dr. Hatch has received multiple national awards, including ASCA’s Administrator of the Year award and its highest honor, the Mary Gehrke Lifetime Achievement award. She most recently received the National Association for College Admission Counseling’s (NACAC) Excellence in Education Award, previously awarded to First Lady Michelle Obama and Senator Tom Harkin, as well as the inaugural California Association of School Counselors’ School Counselor Educator of the Year award.

As President and CEO of Hatching Results, LLC, Dr. Hatch leads a team of award-winning school counseling professionals who provide training and consultation to school districts across the country.

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Danielle Duarte

Danielle Duarte, MS, is passionate about supporting students’ academic success, college and career readiness, and social/emotional development while using data to show the positive impact of school counselors. She is currently a doctoral student in the Education Leadership Program at Harvard University and co-author of the book, Hatching Results for Elementary School Counseling: Implementing Core Curriculum and Other Tier One Activities. Formerly a school counselor, counseling grant project director, adjunct faculty member at San Diego State University, and Director of Professional Development for Hatching Results Danielle continues to train counselors and administrators in developing comprehensive, data-driven school counseling programs. Danielle was featured in San Diego Magazine’s 17 Big Ideas for 2017: Let’s Implement More School Counseling Programs and earned Recognized ASCA Model Program (RAMP) status in her previous district. Additionally, Danielle served on the Board of Directors for the California Association of School Counselors for seven years including as President (2015-2016) and was also involved in Michelle Obama’s Reach Higher Initiative, attending all national convenings representing California’s Reach Higher Team. Danielle is an AVID Staff Developer, frequent presenter at state and national conferences, and author of multiple articles featured in school counseling publications, including ASCA’s Professional School Counseling Journal.

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Lisa K. De Gregorio

Lisa De Gregorio, M.S. is currently the Director of Operations and an Expert Trainer/Consultant for Hatching Results, LLC. A former K-8 school counselor, Lisa’s social-emotional learning (SEL) and career readiness initiatives earned her the Oppenheimer Recognition Award, which resulted in a large Illinois SEL/Mental Health grant award and her school’s selection as one of only six to become a ‘model elementary school’ in Chicago (approximately 450 elementary schools). During more than six years at the district office as a Lead K-8 Counselor for hundreds of school counselors, she received the inaugural Golden Child award from the Office of College and Career Success, developed K-12 professional learning and resources, managed staff and special projects, and conducted school visits throughout the city. An Education Pioneer Visiting Fellow, Lisa was recognized for her systemic change efforts at the District Office and Chicago Teachers' Union and as a Board Member of the Illinois School Counselor Association (ISCA) with the School Counselor Advocate of the Year award in 2015.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents



About the Authors


1. Multi-Tiered, Multi-Domain System of Supports: A Framework for Tier 1


An Introduction to MTSS in Education

Connecting MTSS to School Counseling: MTMDSS

Multi-Tiered, Multi-Domain System of Supports (MTMDSS)

MTMDSS Alignment to Text

Aligning MTMDSS With the ASCA National Model

Aligning MTMDSS With the ASCA Position Statements

Aligning MTMDSS With the ASCA Ethical Standards

Multi-Tiered, Multi-Domain System of Supports (MTMDSS) Assessment

2. Franchising Core Curriculum

Trish’s Story

What Is Franchising?

What Can Students, Parents, and Teachers Expect (Count On) From School Counseling Programs?

The 80/20 Approach

Schoolwide Core Curriculum Action Plans

Guidelines for Creating Schoolwide Core Curriculum Action Plans

Instructions for Completing an Action Plan

Ways to Deliver Core Curriculum

Core Curriculum: Ensuring Value Added

Best Practices for Successful Parent Education Programs

3. Determining Core Curriculum

Lisa’s Story

Introducing the Art and Science of School Counseling

Evidence-Based Practice and Core Curriculum


Factors to Consider in Selecting and Developing Core Curriculum

Selecting an Evidence-Based Curriculum

4. Lesson Plans

Danielle’s Story

Lesson Plan Development Components

Cultural Responsiveness and Considerations When Lesson Planning

5. Student Engagement

Engaging Student Learners

Cognitive Engagement Through Overt and Covert Engagement Strategies

Student Engagement Strategies

6. Classroom Management

Managing Classrooms

Proactive Classroom Management

How to Handle Students Who Are Off Task or Misbehaving

7. Schoolwide Programs and Activities

What Are Schoolwide Activities?

Districtwide/Schoolwide Programs and Activities

Academic Domain Programs and Activities

College/Career Domain Programs and Activities

Social/Emotional Domain Programs and Activities

National Awareness Campaigns

Activity: Selecting and Aligning Your Schoolwide Programs and Activities

8. Pre- and Post-Tests and Assessments

Revisiting the Art, Science, and Wonder of School Counseling

Conceptual Diagram for Elementary School Counseling Curriculum

Creating Pre- and Post-Assessments

9. Sharing School Counseling Program Results

ASCA Results Reports

Flashlight Results Presentations

Flashlight Presentation “One-Pager”

Other “One-Pagers”

Using National School Counseling Week and Other Opportunities to Share School Counseling Program Results

Additional Ideas for Sharing Results

10. Management Systems and Putting It All Together

Trish’s Story

Scheduling Core Curriculum


Monthly Planning Guides

Systematic Referral Process

Marketing the School Counseling Program and Tier 1 Services

Collaboration With Staff

Collaboration With Administrators

Recommendations for New School Counselors Related to Delivery of Tier 1 Services






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