At Empowering Health, we offer Educational Consulting to students, teachers, schools and educational organizations to assist with optimizing well-being.
What is Educational Consulting? Educational consultants are independent academic advisors who provide guidance to students, families, teachers, schools, and educational organizations.
In the context of the Empowering Health Clinic, the educational consultants may address a variety of academic, social, and emotional issues students are experiencing. For example, they may help students:
develop the academic and social skills they need to be successful in a variety of settings.
reduce anxiety and personal issues that impact school performance.
identify, understand, and overcome behavioural problems.
target strategies to improve decision making, planning, and self-regulating. For example, organization and time management can be a huge challenge for students with learning exceptionalities such as ADHD.
The consultant will evaluate students’ abilities and interests through aptitude assessments, interviews, and individual planning and work with students’ families to identify the most appropriate and effective ways to help students build their skills. When appropriate, they will collaborate with school counsellors, teachers, and school-based teams to help students succeed by enhancing individualized learning plans for the student.
Educational consultants may help teachers:
identify effective classroom management techniques in order to develop positive learning environments for their students.
create a framework for resolving problems in school settings such as conflicts with students, parents, and/or staff.
assess and evaluate emotional, behavioural and learning aspects of students to design educational programs.
Education consultants may help schools and educational organizations by:
addressing specific problems, suggesting improvements, making innovative changes, or providing specific training for staff.
assisting and supporting in functionalities of planning, implementation, assessment, and school improvement processes.
observing teachers on the job, then making suggestions for ways to improve their teaching styles and increase student engagement. This may involve intensive, individualized support in the form of leadership and instructional coaching and strategy development for specific individual areas of growth.
Some institutions may request advisory services from educational consultants to overhaul programs, policies, and priorities or they may have a specific problem that needs a proposed solution (e.g., poor student attendance). Educational consultants may also be asked to conduct workshops for Professional Development in their areas of expertise (e.g., classroom management, bullying, mental health, and suicide awareness).