School Counseling Spotlight

  • Learn about Florida's Top Jobs

    Posted by LaConya Conner on 6/25/2019

    FloridaShines | Colleges & Careers in Florida

    Find out what jobs are hot in the Sunshine State now - and in the future.

    What's Hot in Florida's Job Market

    Jobs in healthcare and construction are projected to be the hottest jobs in Florida during the next seven years.

    • The construction industry will have more than 100,000 job openings - everything from electricians to carpenters to tile installers to painters to roofers.
    • The healthcare industry will have more than 30,000 job openings for nursing assistants and nearly 20,000 for licensed practical nurses. Other hot jobs in healthcare include medical assistants, medical secretaries and health services managers.
    • Other top jobs include cost estimators, event planners and computer systems analysts.

    See Florida's Top 50 Jobs.

     

    Beyond Education

    Every year, the state of Florida issues a report on first year median income for college graduates with specific degrees. The data provides critical financial information to students who are considering college and selecting degree programs. Knowing your earning potential before you select a major can influence your decision. Read the report now, Labor Market Experiences After Postsecondary Education (PDF)

     

    Careers in Florida  provides information about employment and earning potential for a variety of jobs in Florida to help parents and students make informed decisions about education and careers. 

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  • It’s okay to change your plans even if it means changing your major.

    Posted by LaConya Conner on 6/25/2019

    Big Future by The College Board

    Unsure of what college majors are available?  What school is the right fit for you?  Do you need a step by step plan to map out your future?  If so, check out Big Future by The College Board!!  

    Find information for all students and parents too!

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  • PBS: After decades of pushing bachelor’s degrees, U.S. needs more tradespeople

    Posted by District School Counseling on 8/29/2017

    U.S. needs more tradespeople  

    PBS News Hour: U.S. Needs More Tradespoeple

    After decades of pushing bachelor’s degrees, U.S. needs more tradespeople | PBS NewsHour

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  • Test Taking Tips

    Posted by District School Counseling on 5/3/2017

    test  Test Taking Tips for Parents

    The following tips will provide suggestions for parents on how to approach test taking with their kids.

    • If you are anxious about your child's test, it's ok but try to keep cool around your child, you don't want them to get anxious about their tests too.
    • Encourage your child to do well but don't pressure him/her. You may stress him/her out. It is important for your child to stay relaxed for the test.
    • Keep a positive attitude about tests.
    • Mark down test days on your calendar so you and your child are both aware of testing dates.
    • Make sure that your child gets enough sleep on the night before the test.
    • Ensure that your child eats a healthy breakfast and avoid heavy foods that may make him/her groggy and avoid high sugar foods that may make him/her hyper.
    • Make sure that your child gets up early enough so that he/she will be on time to school.
    • Make sure that your child does all their homework and reading assignments, this will help make sure your child is prepared for the test.
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  • Mindsets in Schools Week 5

    Posted by District School Counseling on 4/26/2017

    "...research shows that children who have a growth mindset welcome challenges as opportunities to improve, believing that their abilities can change with focused effort."  Read more from Caroly Dweck here.

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  • Mindsets in School Week 4

    Posted by District School Counseling on 4/19/2017

    "...growth mindset is the understanding that personal qualities and abilities can change. It leads people to take on challenges, persevere in the face of setbacks, and become more effective learners."

    Read more here on Growth Mindset: Clearing up Some Common Confusions.

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  • Homework Help for ELL students

    Posted by Beth Jenkins on 4/5/2017

    Homework help for students and parents is available to ELL students in the month of April every Monday 3:00-4:45 pm.

    Computer and Internet access is available.

     

    Center for Language and Culture

    7401 Old Kings Rd. south

    Jacksonville, Florida 32217

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  • Mindsets in School Week 3

    Posted by District School Counseling on 3/29/2017

    ..."children who understand that their brains are malleable and can change when working through challenging problems can do better in school. Now, many school districts are attempting to teach growth mindset to their students. At the core of this practice is the idea of “productive failure” ...

    Read more of the article, Growth Mindset: How to Normalize Mistake Making and Struggle in Class, on the site linked here.

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  • Mindsets in Schools Week 2

    Posted by District School Counseling on 3/22/2017

    "Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck, along with other education researchers interested in growth mindset, have done numerous studies showing that when students believe their intelligence can grow and change with effort, they perform better on academic tests. These findings have sparked interest and debate about how to encourage a growth mindset in students both at home and at school."  Read more of the article, A Growth Mindset Could Buffer Kids From Negative Academic Effects of Poverty, here.

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  • Mindsets in Schools Week One

    Posted by District School Counsleing on 3/14/2017
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