The counselor’s main goal is to enable instruction for all students by removing barriers to learning. At Timbers all students, parents, teachers and other recipients of the guidance program have equal access to counseling services. Our developmental guidance program will be based upon the identified needs of all students on our campus. In Humble ISD, we use the “Great 8,” Why Try and No Place for Hate programs in order to teach character development to all students.
Comprehensive Guidance Program
The components to a comprehensive guidance program include:
Classroom Guidance – lessons taught in every classroom to help all students develop basic life skills.
Responsive services - counseling services given to specific students with identified needs.
Individual Planning – supports all students as they develop educational and career goals.
System support - academic program, staff support activities and consultation support.
The role of the counselor is one of support to our school community and is not considered to be disciplinary.
Referrals to the Counselor
A student may be referred to the counselor by his/her parent, teacher, and administrator or through self-referral.
Counseling referrals can be made by anyone through the counseling web page on the Timbers Elementary web site. This will be the most effective and most efficient way to refer a student.
Parents can refer their child through a phone call or conference at the school with the counselor.
Guidance lessons will be scheduled with the counselor each nine weeks by using Signup Genius.
Lessons will take place in the classroom or the Library.
Guidance Lessons will be taught using the Great 8 Skills for Daily Life. These skills include Optimistic Thinking, Self-Management, Relationship Skills, Goal-Directed Behavior, Decision Making, Personal Responsibility, Self-Awareness and Social-Awareness.
It is the expectation that if guidance lessons take place in the classroom, the teacher remains in the class to observe in order to carry out the learned skills in daily activities.