The purpose of guidance is to provide students with developmentally appropriate classroom lessons that teach awareness, skill development and application of skills needed in everyday life.
Elementary Guidance Curriculum
Best practice is to have Guidance scheduled every other week or twice a month. This means that all students will experience Guidance during this time.
Teachers should stay in the classroom during Guidance lessons, so they can reinforce what the School Counselor has taught.
The length of your Guidance lessons should be 30 to 45 minutes.
Secondary Guidance Curriculum
The following guidance topics are required by TEA. Counselors will provide training for faculty if they are covered in advisory. If not covered in advisory, counselors will conduct classroom guidance:
May be best addressed by counselor classroom guidance lessons.
- Colleges and Careers
- Organization and Goal Setting
- Drug Awareness - October
- Bullying - October, November, January and May
- Healthy Relationships (Dating Violence)
- Internet Safety
- Suicide Prevention