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Hatching Results for Elementary School Counseling

Hatching Results for Elementary School Counseling
Implementing Core Curriculum and Other Tier One Activities

  • Trish Hatch - San Diego State University, USA
  • Danielle Duarte - Director of Professional Development and Expert Trainer/Consultant, Hatching Results, LLC
  • Lisa K. De Gregorio - Director of Operations and Expert Trainer/Consultant, Hatching Results, LLC

Foreword by Erin Mason

© 2018 | 296 pages | Corwin

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


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  
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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