GUIDANCE HOUR: Extending Our Services to the Classroom
Two years in the making, the Guidance Hour (GH) has been one of the major programs of the Guidance
Center. It aims to facilitate
the personal and emotional growth of the students. This is done by bringing Guidance
Services to the students rather than asking the students to come to the Center. In
order to reach our goal, we decided to bring “Guidance” to the classroom.
most, this is a convenience, rather than a nuisance. The students will be able
to cut down the number of visits to the Center, allowing them more time to do their school work. Also, the classroom environment allows the students to feel more comfortable about themselves, although
ultimately, a one-on-one session with the counselor would be most convenient in the counseling room. Furthermore, the Guidance Hour would let the students experience learning with their classmates.
This one-hour-once-a-month activity will
be facilitated by the respective year-level counselors and will cover guidance activities that are usually offered as institutional
seminars and workshops. In this way, there will be less class disruptions and
the discussion will be more group-focused. Topics to be discussed during the
Guidance Hour include adolescent adjustments, study habits, relationships, assertiveness, and other growth-related subject
matters. If needed, students can set an one-on-one session with the counselor
at the Center.
and non-restrictive, the GH serves as a medium allowing students to concentrate more on the personal rather than academic
needs of the students. Also, this allows the counselors to fast-track their clearance
at the end of every semester, avoiding the hassles of long lines in the office.
assured that there is NO EXTRA CHARGE demanded for this program, since this is covered for by the guidance fee.