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Hatching Results for Secondary School Counseling

Hatching Results for Secondary School Counseling
Implementing Core Curriculum, Individual Student Planning, and Other Tier One Activities

  • Trish Hatch - CEO and President, Hatching Results; San Diego State University, USA
  • Whitney Triplett - Director of Professional Development, Hatching Results, LLC
  • Danielle Duarte - Education Leadership Doctoral Candidate, Harvard Graduate School of Education
  • Vanessa Gomez - Coordinator of Student, Community and Personnel, San Jacinto Unified School District

Foreword by Carl A. Cohn

June 2019 | 384 pages | Corwin

School counseling that makes a difference - for all students!

As a secondary school counselor, you’re charged with implementing a comprehensive program to promote the academic, college/career, and social/emotional development for all students. This means developing school counseling core curriculum classroom lessons, delivering engaging content to students and families, managing classroom behaviors, providing and analyzing assessments, and sharing the results with stakeholders.

The good news is that you don’t have to do it alone! In this guide, four experienced school counselors, national leaders, and expert trainers take you step-by-step through the creation, implementation, and evaluation of a high-quality Tier 1 school counseling system of supports. With a focus on proactive and prevention education through core curriculum classroom lessons, individual student planning, and schoolwide programs and activities, this practical text includes:

  • The school counselor’s role in a Multi-Tiered System of Supports
  • Examples to help with design, implementation, and evaluation of Tier 1 school counseling activities
  • Instruction around selecting curriculum and developing lesson plans and action plans
  • Strategies for managing student behaviors in the classroom, aligned to the school counselor’s appropriate role
  • Alignment with the ASCA National Model
  • Vignettes from practicing secondary school counselors
  • Recommendations for including families in prevention activities
  • Management tools, reproducible templates, and reflective activities and process questions

You teach the academic, college/career, and social/emotional competencies students need to be successful learners. With this book’s expert assistance, you’ll be prepared to not only help them succeed, but also demonstrate to others the impact of the school counseling program on student achievement!

Foreword by Carl A. Cohn
About the Authors
1. Multi-Tiered, Multi-Domain System of Supports: A Framework for Tier 1
An Introduction to MTSS in Education

Connecting MTSS to School Counseling: MTMDSS

Multi-Tiered, Multi-Domain System of Supports (MTMDSS)

MTMDSS Alignment to Text

Aligning MTMDSS With the ASCA National Model

Aligning MTMDSS With the ASCA Position Statements

Aligning MTMDSS With the ASCA Ethical Standards

Multi-Tiered, Multi-Domain System of Supports (MTMDSS) Assessment

2. Franchising Core Curriculum
What Is Franchising?

What Can Students, Families, and Teachers Expect (Count on) From School Counseling Programs?

Ways to Deliver Core Curriculum

Best Practices for Successful Family Education Programs

3. Determining Core Curriculum
Introducing the Art and Science of School Counseling

Evidence-Based Practice and Core Curriculum


Factors to Consider in Selecting and Developing Core Curriculum

College and Career Readiness in Secondary Schools

Creating a Districtwide Evidence-Based Curriculum

4. Lesson Plans
Lesson Plan Development Components

Cultural Responsiveness and Considerations When Lesson Planning

5. Student Engagement
Engaging Student Learners

Student Engagement Strategies

6. Classroom Management
Managing Classrooms

Proactive Classroom Management

How to Handle Students Who Are Off Task or Misbehaving

7. Individual Student Plans

Making Decisions on Your ILP, Implementation, and Best Practices

Overcoming Barriers to Implementation

8. Schoolwide Programs and Activities
What Are Schoolwide Programs and Activities?

Academic Domain Programs and Activities

College/Career Domain Programs and Activities

Social/Emotional Domain Programs and Activities

National Awareness/Pride Celebrations and Campaigns

Selecting and Aligning Your Schoolwide Programs and Activities

9. Pre- and Post-Tests and Assessments
Revisiting the Art, Science, and Wonder of School Counseling

Creating Pre- and Post-Assessments

10. Sharing School Counseling Program Results and Marketing Your Program
Results Reports

Flashlight Results Presentations


Presenting Results to Specific Stakeholders

Using National School Counseling Week and Other Opportunities to Share School Counseling Program Results

Additional Ideas for Sharing Results

11. Supporting Successful Tier 1 Teams and Systems
Effective Systems

Effective Teaming

Recommendations for New School Counselors Related to Delivery of Tier 1 Services



"Whether you are a new or experienced school counselor, Dr. Trish Hatch and her team will provide you with essential and practical strategies that can instantly be implemented into your counseling program so you can better serve your students. Hatching Results for Secondary School Counseling is a MUST read for any school counselor who is ready to start developing a solid foundation of a comprehensive counseling program that ensures the needs of ALL students are being met. "

Terri Tchorzynski, 2017 National School Counselor of the Year
Calhoun Area Career Center, MI

"The authors have created a ‘go-to’ MTSS guide for pre-service and practicing secondary school counselors. Their evidence-based, hands-on approach makes this book both practical and relevant for school counselors facing multiple demands and ever-changing student populations. In my opinion, this text should be on the desk of every school counselor who is serious about maximizing his or her time, implementing schoolwide culturally responsive interventions, and helping ALL students reach their fullest potential."

Melissa S. Ockerman, Associate Professor in the College of Education
DePaul University

"The ideas, tools, and techniques shared in this book are highly needed in the world of secondary school counseling. Changing the school counselor's role from that of emergency triage to general practitioner and focusing the majority of our time on helping keep students 'well' through a preventative approach is so crucial. Having this comprehensive walk-through guide to help the increasing instances of school counselors entering the field without formal teaching experience is a godsend. Many of us are nervous about getting into the classroom regularly, and this will make that privilege easier and more effective. This book will be well-used and referenced and will share a coveted place on my desk next to The Use of Data in School Counseling as my go-to guide for our day-to-day work."  

Jeff Ream, School Counselor and The Counseling Geek
North Tahoe High School, Tahoe City, CA

"From start to finish, Hatching Results in Secondary School Counseling is a school counselor's survival guide. Written in a pragmatic way and with a 'no excuses' approach to serving ALL students, it is filled with helpful and practical tips, suggestions, stories, and tools throughout. This book is what all school counselors, both new and veteran, and school counseling students have been waiting for!"

Allison Krikorian, College and Career Guidance Specialist
Costa Mesa High School, CA

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