Social and Emotional Counseling

Generative and collaborative Peer Learning Community for Social and Emotional Counseling

The Social and Emotional Counselling community invites all new and experienced School/Guidance Counsellors to join us this year. In a safe and supportive environment, you will have the opportunity to ask questions, discuss topics and scenarios with fellow counsellors as we look to grow and become the counsellors that our students and colleagues need.
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Topics that we will address include planning and/or implementing a school counselling programme, case consultations, caseload management, counselling approaches/techniques, student/staff well-being programmes, ethical matters and sharing best practices.
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This community will also focus on supporting counsellors, who are easily overlooked as people who need support in their jobs. This is a forum to brainstorm ideas and access guidance and support from colleagues. This community aims to be a caring companion to each of its members, focusing on work-life balance and self-care. Join us today!

Live Session Dates/Times

All live sessions take place at 17:00 – 18:30 (China Time) on Tuesdays.Β 

Live Session 1

October 14, 2024
Tuesday
10:30 am – 12:00 pm (China Time)

Live Session 1

October 14, 2024
Tuesday
10:30 am – 12:00 pm (China Time)

Live Session 1

October 14, 2024
Tuesday
10:30 am – 12:00 pm (China Time)

Live Session 1

October 14, 2024
Tuesday
10:30 am – 12:00 pm (China Time)

Live Session 1

Β  Β Tuesday 22 OctoberΒ  Β  2024, 17:00-18:30 (China Time)

Live Session 2

Tuesday 19 November 2024, 17:00-18:30 (China Time)

Live Session 3

Β  Β Tuesday 18 FebruaryΒ  Β 2025, 17:00-18:30 (China Time)

Live Session 4

     Tuesday 25 March       2025, 17:00-18:30 (China Time)

Nicole Jettner

Nicole Jettner is an Associate for the Institute for Social and Emotional Learning and has been an international educator for over 21 years. She has has taught in Venezuela, Saudi Arabia, South Africa and China and is currently the middle school counselor at the American School in Japan. As a classroom teacher for 12 years in both elementary and middle school, Nicole always put social-emotional learning at the forefront of her teaching philosophy. As a school counselor, Nicole values working with students, teachers and parents in an effort to build wellbeing. She teaches SEL lessons in the classroom, provides workshops for parents and regularly consults with teachers to help them implement SEL into their classrooms. It is this community approach to wellbeing that drew her to IFSEL and she is excited to share this approach with schools around the world. Nicole holds Masters degrees in International Education and International Counseling. She is trained in Positive Discipline and Adaptive Schools and utilizes Responsive Classroom and mindfulness strategies in her practice.

Ruben du Plooy

Ruben du Plooy is the MYP/DP guidance counsellor at the Canadian International of Hefei. Ruben has lived and worked in China as a middle and high-school teacher and a guidance counsellor. Ruben’s educational background includes a BA in Psychology, an Honour’s degree in Educational Psychology, and a Master’s in Leadership in Education. Ruben works as part of his school’s Guidance and University Counselling team, focusing on students’ and staff’s social-emotional well-being. Ruben is looking forward to hosting this community and providing a platform for counsellors to learn and grow.

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