President's Message: Four Back-to-School Strategies Key Ingredients of Leaders The Counselor’s External Office Begin a practice to increase contact and build your effectiveness with students and staff. Put Down Time to Work for You You’re worth it—take time to reflect on your work and life, and make the most of your down time. Five Guidance P’s from a First-Year School Counselor Get a fresh perspective on the school counselor’s role. The Power of One: School Counselors Get to the Heart of Education Directly from at-risk students: 7 ways to make improve their education. Autumn Awareness What’s important today? Use official awareness days, weeks, and months in your program. School Counselor Considerations for the Four-Day School Week The four-day school week is gaining popularity, with challenges, benefits, and a role for school counselors.