Counselor's Corner

Title PageKaron Wright
Counselor, Woodridge Elementary School

Karon.Wright@desotoisd.org

Students, I am here to help you with:

Making and Keeping Friends

Setting Goals for Academic Success

Working With Others

Feeling Good About Yourself

Adjusting to a New School

Managing Your Feelings (stress, worry, anger, etc.)

Dealing with Peer Pressure and Bullying


Parents, I am here to help you with:

Exploring ways to help your student succeed in academic, career, personal, and social development.

Improving Parent-Child Communications

Providing Referrals for Community Resources

"Character is the real foundation of all worthwhile success." -John Hays Hammond

Character Education:

Here at Woodridge Elementary our character-building lessons and activities address the six pillars of character.  In additional support of character education, your Eagle will receive classroom-based lessons from the counselor. These lessons have been designed to reinforce character education, strengthen social skills, teach children how to understand and manage their emotions, and so much more.

    How can you (the caregiver) get involved? Great question!

  • Speaking of and modeling these traits at home is the best way to teach about character.
  • Praise your student and encourage them to continue to make positive choices. 
  • Point out when you see your student exhibiting one of these traits.

Practice these tips daily and they will not only be excited that you noticed their effort, but they will also want to keep up the good behavior!

 

Pillars of Character

Below you can find more information on each Pillar of Character

TRUSTWORTHINESS- Think "true blue" * Be honest * Don't deceive, cheat or steal * Be reliable - do what you say you'll do * Have the courage to do the right thing * Build a good reputation * Be loyal - stand by your family, friends, and country

RESPECT- Treat others with respect; follow the Golden Rule * Be tolerant and accepting of differences * Use good manners, not bad language * Be considerate of the feelings of others * Don't threaten, hit or hurt anyone * Deal peacefully with anger, insults, and disagreements

RESPONSIBILITY- Do what you are supposed to do * Plan ahead * Be diligent * Persevere * Do your best * Use self-control * Be self-disciplined * Think before you act * Be accountable for your words, actions, and attitudes * Set a good examples for others

FAIRNESS- Play by the rules * Take turns and share * Be open-minded; listen to others * Don't take advantage of others * Don't blame others carelessly * Treat all people fairly

CARING- Be kind * Be compassionate and show you care * Express gratitude * Forgive others * Help people in need * Be charitable and altruistic

CITIZENSHIP- Do your share to make your school and community better * Cooperate * Get involved in community affairs * Staff informed and vote * Be a good neighbor * Observe the laws and rules * Respect authority * Protect the environment * Volunteer