MULTI TIERED, MULTI-DOMAIN SYSTEM OF SUPPORTS by Trish Hatch, PhD

MULTI TIERED, MULTI-DOMAIN SYSTEM OF SUPPORTS by Trish Hatch, PhD

The MTMDSS is a framework (See Figure 1) specifically for school counseling programs to organize a continuum of core instruction and interventions to meet students’ needs with the goals of: 1) Ensuring all students receive developmentally appropriate instruction; 2) Maximizing student achievement; and 3) Increasing the social, emotional, and behavioral competencies of students...

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White House Listening/Learning on School Counseling (Pt.1)

PART ONE -- On May 2014, I was incredibly honored to be invited, with a few national leaders, to come to the White House for a Listening and Learning Conversation about School Counseling. We were asked to provide thoughtful contributions regarding the challenges and barriers faced by school counselors today. Below are excerpts (Part 1) from my very candid and passionate contributions...

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Kuhn, the Structure of Scientific Revolutions and School Counselors

Kuhn, the Structure of Scientific Revolutions and School Counselors

It never occurred to me that when I entered my doctoral program that I’d be reading a book called The Structure of Scientific Revolutions by Thomas Kuhn. Written in 1962, Kuhn’s book on the structure of scientific revolutions is incredibly dense. It talks about paradigms, the route to normal science, the nature of normal science, and the crisis of emergence of scientific theories. I thought, “What has this got to do with social sciences?” Then I began to read it...

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USDOE Wants SEAs and LEAs to Fund School Counselors!

USDOE Wants SEAs and LEAs to Fund School Counselors!

Yesterday I posted a copy of Arne Duncan’s email letter to Chief State School Officers on School Counseling. Arne called for schools and LEAs to “further support student success by engaging school counselors in a leadership capacity to serve as trainers and providers of professional development designed to improve all educators’ understanding of the college awareness, admissions, and financial aid processes.” ... Today’s post serves as a call to school counselors, administrators and others to promote this information with your SEAs and LEAs.

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