HOW TO USE DATA TO ADVOCATE FOR YOUR ROLE

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One of the most effective ways for you to advocate for your role as a school counselor is to use data to showcase your impact. Many counselors get overwhelmed or nervous about data collection. I am here to tell you that it doesn’t need to be overwhelming! It is so powerful to have data to show your parents, teachers, and admin, and today,  I am sharing my favorite end of the year data report to help you advocate for your role.

You may be wondering why I am talking about end of the year data reports in November but the tool I am talking about can be used throughout the year to showcase your work. I am so excited to help you create an amazing report that will WOW your admin, teachers, and parents. 

In this episode, I am sharing why you should be using data collection and data reports, what my data report looks like section by section, tips for when you create your report, how this report helps you advocate for your position, and how you can use it throughout the year. If you’re looking for more information on what data to collect and how to collect it, grab the FREEBIE that’s filled with helpful data collection information!

If the thought of collecting data and creating a report to showcase your impact is overwhelming and intimidating to you, check out the Stress Free School Counseling Course. Module 3 in the course focuses on data collection, using data to prove your program’s effectiveness, and how to use digital tools to track student progress.The Stress Free School Counseling course is now available all year long! You can work through the 5 modules at your own pace to keep it stress free! 

Do you want access to biweekly live coaching calls, quarterly professional development, monthly curriculum plans for all 3 tiers, and more? The IMPACT membership is what you need! The resources inside help take the guesswork out of planning engaging lessons and help you regain some precious time. I can’t wait to see you inside!

Some topics covered in this episode are:

  • Information about the Stress Free School Counseling Course

  • Why you should be collecting data even if the data shows what you’re doing isn’t working

  • What my end of the year data report looks like, section by section

  • Two tips to keep in mind when creating your report

  • How collecting data helps you impact more students and advocate for your role

  • Ideas for how to use data reports to advocate for your role throughout the school year

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More About School Counseling Simplified:

School Counseling Simplified is a podcast offering easy to implement strategies for busy school counselors. The host, Rachel Davis from Bright Futures Counseling, shares tips and tricks she has learned from her years of experience as a school counselor both in the US and at an international school in Costa Rica.

You can listen to School Counseling Simplified on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, and more!

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