While pursuing my studies in counselling, I noticed that all the books we used were from overseas authors. As such, I decided to ensure that I represented for our country as well. It is the responsibility of writers, who can, to not be selfish in their endeavors, but to think about our countries welfare as … Continue reading Book Excerpt On The Guidance Counsellor’s Handbook by Denise N. Fyffe
Introduction Mrs. Goodrich showed up to the Fairies Secondary School as usual, looking forward to the challenges that would greet her in her chosen profession, as a School counsellor. Her day was particularly hectic and burdensome, as several boys got in trouble for missing classes and gathering at the back of the school and she … Continue reading Book Excerpt On Jamaican Guidance Counsellor’s Handbook by Denise N. Fyffe
Credentials of the School Counsellor Most professionals are guided by ethical standards for which their members may be held accountable and professional practice improved. Relatively young professions such as school counselling, develop these standards over time and they become systematized in codes. From these standards and guidelines the responsibilities that govern school counsellors are derived. … Continue reading Feature on The Guidance Counsellor’s Handbook by Author Denise N. Fyffe
Introduction It should be made particularly apparent that there is no separate distinction between the roles and responsibilities of a school counsellor. Seemingly, no understandable approach was identified to distinguish or separate what are roles, versus, what are responsibilities. What can be said however is that responsibilities are dependent on the type of role that … Continue reading Feature on The Jamaican Guidance Counsellor’s Handbook by Author Denise N. Fyffe
From L to R: Paula Kerr-Jarrett, Wes Hall, Kirk-Anthony Hamilton, Michael Roberts Roger Grant. Courtesy of Photographer Orriane Murray Typically when an article mentions Jamaica, it’s part of a list of nice places to visit in the Caribbean, a port of call for a cruise ship or maybe part of a profile on Reggae music. Jamaica … Continue reading Can This Man Help Turn Jamaica Into The Next London Or New York?
It was time for another class. Yes, I was still looking forward to these long sessions in Psychology of Teaching & Learning class. So far, I was gaining an education; learning about learners and the people who taught them. In our second class we reviewed a very popular question. I am sure many of you have … Continue reading Education : Psychology of Teaching and Learning – Reasons for Teaching
Psychology is one of my favorite subjects. I love the idea of learning about human behavior and understanding the underlying motivation behind people's actions. It is like having access to their secrets without them knowing. I find on occasion people are in denial, having a blind spot, and they themselves not knowing their true desires, … Continue reading Education: Psychology of Teaching and Learning – Day 1