School counselors are very important in the student’s life. They provide counseling in career, academic, social and personal fields.
A school counselor is a person who has been trained to help kids with their problems. They solve student’s social, emotional and behavioral problems, which help them in the future to develop a clear focus.
School counselors are a major element in improving student achievement. A student’s reasons for seeing a school counselor may include various things like worrying about school work, conflict with friends, being in trouble at school or just feeling “down.”
Various advantages of a good relationship with the school counselor
• Good listening and a better ability of the counselor help students feel more comfortable and then they are willing to open up.
• A good counselor acts as a catalyst in student lives, is a major change agent in the educational community and also promotes a thorough academic curriculum for every student.
• Counselors monitor data to facilitate student improvement. They can arrange for students to get special help.
• If a counselor is approachable and trustworthy, students seek the counselor when in need. They can help you cope if something sad is happening in your life.
• Guides students with his or her relationships, responses, actions, program development.
• Shares strategies for closing the achievement gap. Provides data about improved student achievement. They will monitor the statistics of students and how they are achieving their goals.
• Helps students possess self knowledge and supports the development of skills to increase the access of students. Promotes support and backing for students.
• Supports development of skills to increase student success. And helps in promoting a philosophy that some students need more, and seeks to ensure they receive it.
• The counselor is also a liaison with other agencies concerned with the well-being of students.
• Creates a deep understanding of paradigms, strengths and weaknesses in both personal and professional fields.
• Counselors make sure there is equitable access to educational opportunities and ensures access to school and community resources. Connects students to community and school based services.
• Helps design the content curriculum for each and every student.