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STAFF RELATIONSHIPS: “Belonging to”. EDGC 679 PRESENTED BY: JANEAH GULLETT. OBJECTIVES. TO PROVIDE AN OVERVIEW ON ESTABLISHING EFFECTIVE HELPING RELATIONSHIPS TO SHARE EXAMPLES THAT DEMONSTRATE HEALTHY, PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS WITH COLLAGUES

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Staff relationships belonging to

STAFF RELATIONSHIPS: “Belonging to”

EDGC 679

PRESENTED BY: JANEAH GULLETT


Objectives

OBJECTIVES

  • TO PROVIDE AN OVERVIEW ON ESTABLISHING EFFECTIVE HELPING RELATIONSHIPS

  • TO SHARE EXAMPLES THAT DEMONSTRATE HEALTHY, PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS WITH COLLAGUES

  • TO EMPHASIZE TECHNIQUES THAT PROMOTE PROFESSIONAL COUNSELING PRACTICES IN AN EFFECTIVE, COMPREHENSIVE PROGRAM OF SERVICES


Becoming one of them

BECOMING ONE OF THEM

SCHOOL COUNSELORS ARE AN ESSENTIAL

PART OF THE SCHOOL PROGRAM. TO BE

SUCCESSFUL, WE NEED TO BE ACCEPTED

AND SOUGHT AFTER BY THE SCHOOL

COMMUNITY. ( Schmidt,John J. 1991)


Eight to comtemplate

EIGHT TO COMTEMPLATE

  • COUNSELING AND CONSULTING RELATIONSHIPS ARE ESSENTIALLY EDUCATIVE AND INSTRUCTIONAL IN NATURE

  • WE WANT TO BE INCLUDED IN ALL ASPECTS OF THE SCHOOL PROGRAM AND PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • KNOW YOUR LIMITS IN KEEPING TO THE INTEGRITY OF THE COUNSELING PROGRAM


Staff relationships belonging to

  • MAKE A CONCERTED EFFORT TO COMMUNICATE TO COLLAGUES HOW COUNSELING SERVICES ENABLE STUDENTS TO STUDY BETTER, ATTEND CLASS, BEHAVE APPROPRIATELY AND ACHIEVE ACADEMICALLY

  • COLLABORATE WITH TEACHERS AND PARENTS

  • RESPECT AND CONSIDER THE PROFESSIONAL KNOWLEDGE OF CLASSROOM TEACHERS IN DESIGNING INTERVENTION STRATEGIES FOR STUDENTS


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  • CLOSE COMMUNICATION AND COOPERATION WITH THE ADMINISTRATOR/ADMINISTRATORS IS ESSENTIAL

  • BE INFORMED ABOUT AVAILABLE SERVICES IN THE SCHOOL SYSTEM AND COMMUNITY


Becoming one of them1

BECOMING ONE OF THEM

BY PERSONALLY DEMONSTRATING

CONCERN AND REGARD FOR INDIVIDUALS,

YOU SET THE STAGE FOR YOUR

PROFESSIONAL INVITATIONS AND

INTERACTIONS TO BE ACCEPTED.

(Purkey,W.W. & Schmidt, J.J 1990)


Relating personally

RELATING PERSONALLY

  • BE VISIBLE

  • Morning welcome

  • Exchange greetings

  • Celebrate events

  • Hold a happy hour

  • Lunch invitations

  • BE INVISIBLE

  • “Don’t let the left hand know what the right is doing” (New Testament, Proverbs)


Becoming one of them2

BECOMING ONE OF THEM

NOT ALL COUNSELORS WHO ACHIEVE

SUCCESS AT PERSONAL LEVELS ARE ABLE

TO MAKE THE TRANSITION TO THE

PROFESSIONAL LEVEL. (Gysbers,N.C. &

Henderson,P. 1988)


Relating professionally

RELATING PROFESSIONALLY

  • SEEK INPUT

  • Individual contacts

  • Group discussions

  • Committee input

  • Written communication

  • SHARING INFORMATION

  • Select carefully

  • Know your audience

  • Demonstrate respect


Staff relationships belonging to

  • FACILITATE GROUPS

  • Teacher support groups

  • Parent support groups

  • PROVIDE STAFF DEVELOPMENT

  • Be prepared

  • Start and end on time

  • Avoid mandatory workshops

  • Arrange meeting room that facilitates participation and discussion

  • Have refreshments

  • Use humor

  • Call on the expertise of others

  • Evaluate the in service


Staff relationships belonging to

  • PROMOTE POSITIVE DISCIPLINE

  • Invite and involve everyone in your school to participate in a school wide positive approach to discipline.(Schmidt,J.J. 1989)


A final thought

A FINAL THOUGHT

BELONGING TO YOUR SCHOOL MEANS

CREATING A SPIRIT OF TOGETHERNESS AND

MUTUAL BENEFIT IN ALL YOUR

RELATIONSHIPS. DEVELOP AN ATTITUDE

OF “BEING WITH” RATHER THAN “DOING

TO” OTHERS THAT YOU WORK WITH.(Gullett,J.

2012)


References

REFERENCES

Gysbers,N.C. & Henderson,P. Developing and Managing Your School Guidance Program(Alexandria, V.A. : American Association for Counseling and Development, 1988).

Schmidt, J.J. “A Professional Stance for Positive Discipline – Promoting Learning, “NASSP Bulletin, 73 (516) (1989), 14-20.

Schmidt, J.J. A Survival Guide for the Elementary/Middle School Counselor (New York: The Center for Applied Research in Education, 1991)


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