IMPORTANCE OF GUIDANCE COUNSELORS IN INDIA
Most Indian schools have a system of Parents’ and teachers’ meeting every month, to help students cope with the curriculum and make better decisions regarding their careers. But more often than not, these meetings tend to just focus on the academic scores of the students and their general prowess as learners
However, school is a place which is concerned with the overall development of the students. With a significant number of students to take care of, it is impossible for teachers to focus on personal, social and academic problems of each and every student. This is where the role of a guidance counsellor comes into play.
In this day and age of growing technology and so much information being accessed easily by children of all age, it becomes extremely important to have an easy outlet for their thoughts.
Throughout 14 years of schooling, most students tend to blindly follow the curriculum without any idea of where it’s leading to or where they want it to lead.
Hence, we, here at knowyournods.com have listed out some of the many ways in which guidance counsellors are mandatory for every school in India
1.Finding a career path
First and foremost, in this list is the most important part of school life. This is the stepping stone for the rest of your life and hence a very important decision. But unfortunately, most of us are clueless about the available options when it’s time for decision making. A counsellor will ensure that the students have sufficient information at a given point in time so that they can make an informed decision.
Although parents and teachers can help a lot in this regard, students sometimes feel safer talking about problems related to their social group with someone who is not closely involved in their life. An outsider’s perspective can do fresh wonders sometimes when everything seems to be going downhill.
Even the best of students can sometimes become the worst because of the adverse effects being caused by some sort of conflict on the home front. There can be many issues at home and since the competition in every field is so much more now than in the olden days, the issues faced by students also tend to be correspondingly trickier and harder to overcome.
4.Other adolescent issues
Adolescent life can have many issues, especially in a country like India where reaching out for help is much harder. Students benefit from a safe environment to vent out whatever issues they may be facing, serious or otherwise. So that, when a push comes to shove, they are ready to face the world.
We understand that other than these, there are many more issues faced by a student because of which they may feel demotivated at times. This is why we are building “know your nods” as a platform for students to share their issues and find solutions if possible.
We have a small team of trained professionals who are willing to guide you. This platform is dedicated to the students today, who juggle so many different things simultaneously at the risk of burning themselves out.
We want you to “Know your nods”. We want you to know every single option you have other than what society tells you to do. Feel free to mail us about any issues you may be facing that you want to discuss anonymously.