Building Great School Counselor–Administrator Teams

Building Great School Counselor–Administrator Teams

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

By: Tonya Balch, Bradley V. Balch

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.

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Balance school counselor and administrator responsibilities to build effective teams

By working together, school administrators and guidance counselors can greatly accelerate their impact on school improvement, student behavior, and mental health. With this practical guide, readers will discover a systematic approach for establishing an effective school counselor–administrator team. The authors share strategies and activities to foster trust and transparency, develop an agreed-on decision-making process, ensure a commitment to continuous improvement, and more.

Use this book to develop effective processes for your counselors and administrators to better support students:

  • Navigate the evolving roles of school counselors and administrators to build high-performance teams.
  • Examine the concepts of purposeful collaboration and consensus building—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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Additional Information

Product Code: BKF841

ISBN: 9781947604230

Published By: Solution Tree

Page Count: 208

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