It is wonderful to be appreciated!
School counselors, we work hard. Okay, we work really hard. Somedays, we work until we just about fall over. This week is for us to celebrate all that we do that has an impact upon our students' academic and personal well-being. However, it is also a week to help educate our stakeholders in our schools, our school systems, and our communities about what our training has taught us to do and the role that we have in schools. If we do not, we run the risk of having others define our role for us.
Looking for inspiration? ASCA and other bloggers have posted wonderful resources and ideas about ways to celebrate this week. Whether you have planned out activities for the week or just have the time and space to plan something for a day, they have something for you--just click the buttons below:
In the meantime, here are some students sharing the impact of their school counselors on their lives, classes, and future plans: