ELEMENTARY/PRIMARY SCHOOL COUNSELING
Welcome to the Amanda-Clearcreek Primary/Elementary Counseling Department!
My name is Leah Davis and I am the School Counselor for Amanda-Clearcreek Primary and Elementary. I am so excited about all of the exciting things happening at Amanda-Clearcreek this year!What is a School Counselor?
This year at Amanda-Clearcreek Primary and Elementary I will be doing several guidance lessons as a part of the library specials rotation. I will teach on topics such as growth mindset, empathy, bullying, making and keeping friends, and other social/emotional related topics.
I will be available to your student for individual sessions, as well as conducting several small groups throughout the year. If you would like to refer your student to be seen by me individually or would like them to join a small group, please feel free to call or e-mail me, or stop by either of my offices in the Primary and Elementary buildings.
For more resources and information for you and your student,
please visit my counseling website.
A school counselor is available at no extra cost to students and families to help each student achieve their best academically, socially, and emotionally.
My counseling mission is to empower all students for excellence and success through academic, character, and career development.
Group counseling is a great opportunity for students to learn empathy by relating to other students with similar experiences. Groups meet once a week for 4-8 weeks and are approximately 30 minutes. Groups are range from 4-6 students. Topics that can be discussed in a small group can include life and family changes, life skills, social skills, study skills, and behavior skills.
A student can be referred by a parent, teacher, or by their own referral. Counseling topics can range from study skills and other academic issues to social skills, peer relationships, family concerns, or any issues that may be concerning to the parents, teacher, or student.
Growth Mindset vs. Fixed Mindset
Classroom guidance is added classroom instruction that focuses on character development, social skills, and study skills, as well as a wealth of other personal enrichment topics. Guidance Lessons will be taught during the 3rd or 4th week of each month as a part of the specials rotation.
Elementary students learned about having a Growth Mindset versus a Fixed Mindset during Guidance lessons with Ms. Davis last week. Students were prompted to write about what it means to them to have a Growth Mindset. Students learned that it is okay to make mistakes because they can learn valuable lessons from those mistakes, and that it takes courage to try new things.