Two Way Conversations

Academic Counselling “generally refers to trained professionals counselling students on their academic plans, for course-taking while in secondary school as well as for post-secondary education” (Hughes & Karp, 2004, p. 3).

Twoway

Once a school has up-to-date achievement data in place, it can use this to make evidence-based decisions in relation to student goals. This takes place in the Academic Counselling session.

Ideally one formal AC session will take place per term (or at least three times a year).  At senior level this coaching is ideally one-to-one. The Academic Counsellor may be a Whānau/form/tutor/homeroom teacher or Dean.

Resources

Introduction

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Planning for Implementation
(190.1 kB, MSWORD)

Training Resources

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Skills for Active Listening
(88.4 kB, MSWORD)

Before the Conversation 

During the Conversation 

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Counselling Notes
(183.9 kB, MSWORD)
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Smart Goals
(209.3 kB, MSWORD)
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Smart Goal Exemplar
(944.6 kB, MSWORD)

Student Goals and Learning Plans 

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Subject Planning Sheet
(282.5 kB, MSWORD)
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Year 9 Long Term Goals
(190.6 kB, MSWORD)
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Year 10 Long Term Goals
(190.7 kB, MSWORD)
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Year 11&12 Long Term Goals
(269.1 kB, MSWORD)
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Year 13 Long Term Goals
(270.8 kB, MSWORD)

Evaluation

Case studies

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Papatoetoe High School
(52.8 kB, PDF)