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Building Great School Counselor–Administrator Teams

A Systematic Approach to Supporting Students, Staff, and the Community

Discover how to establish high-performance teams for guidance counselors and school administrators. Implement a collaborative decision-making process and clearly define leadership and school counselor duties in order to better respond to students’ behavioral and mental health needs.

Benefits

  • Navigate the evolving roles of school counselors and administrators to build high-performing teams.
  • Examine the concepts of purposeful collaboration and consensus-building among school administrators and guidance counselors: the implementation, uses, and benefits to including them in your group decision-making model.
  • Learn the six characteristics of high-performing teams: (1) trust and transparency, (2) results orientation, (3) building professional relationships, (4) respect for diversity and divergent thought, (5) an agreed-on decision-making process, and (6) a commitment to continuous improvement.
  • Consider ethical decisions for students, parents and guardians, and other stakeholders.
  • Participate in professional development activities on leadership, ethical decision-making, confidentiality, crisis management, and more.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Chapter 1: Team Effectiveness and Performance
Chapter 2: Legal Precedents
Chapter 3: Ethical Considerations for Different Stakeholders
Chapter 4: Personnel Issues
Chapter 5: Confidentiality
Chapter 6: Abuse and Neglect Reporting and Mitigation
Chapter 7: Student Misbehavior
Chapter 8: Master Scheduling, Supervision, and Testing
Chapter 9: Parent and Guardian Engagement
Chapter 10: Crises
Chapter 11: The Future of the School Counselor–Administrator Team
Appendix: Trauma-Sensitive School Checklist

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Introduction

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

Chapter 9

Chapter 10

Chapter 11

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SUGGESTED RESOURCES

Books

  • Balch, B. V., & Adamson, M. T. (2018). Building Great School Board–Superintendent Teams: A Systematic Approach to Balancing Roles and Responsibilities. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • DuFour, R., DuFour, R., Eaker, R., Many, T. W., & Mattos, M. (2016). Learning by Doing: A Handbook for Professional Learning Communities at Work® (3rd ed.). Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.

Resources for Crisis Preparation and Prevention, Response, and Recovery

Websites

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Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Chapter 10

Chapter 11