VISTAS Online is an innovative publication produced for ACA by Dr. Garry R. Walz and Dr. Jeanne C. Bleuer of Counseling Outfitters, LLC. Its purpose is to provide a means of capturing the ideas, information and experiences generated by the annual ACA Conference and selected ACA Division Conferences. Papers on a program or practice that has been validated through research or experience may also be submitted. This digital collection of peer-reviewed articles is authored by counselors, for counselors. VISTAS Online contains the full text of over 900 proprietary counseling articles published from 2004 to 2017.
Valuable Consultation Tools for Promoting Responsible Student Behavior
Patricia Kyle and Lawrence Rogien
School counselors are in a unique position to lead the way in helping teachers to create environments more conducive to learning and responsibility. Comprehensive classroom management provides valuable consultation tools for school counselors to have a positive impact upon teaching, discipline and management in their schools and the resultant learning. This comprehensive classroom management approach is uniquely organized around four major components emphasizing the integration of effective teaching (CLEAR), proactive preventive strategies (PACE), practical corrective strategies (ABC’S of Intervention), and positive supportive techniques (RESPECT). School counselors can help teachers to motivate students through active involvement in their own learning and discipline processes with the goals of acquiring learning, responsible behaviors and self-management. Effectively integrating these four components is key to long-term learned responsible behavior. Students learn responsible behavior best when they are active participants in both the learning process and the teaching process.