The teacher needs to know that Guidance and Counseling is guiding the clients towards self-direction and self-actualization. The teacher must be careful that in Guidance and Counseling it is about facilitating and processing the client, not directing him what to do and what not to do. The teacher must develop counseling techniques to easily help his client and not to make it worst. The core of guidance and counseling is to gear the client to become self-directed (can make healthy decision on his own and can easily cope with problems) and self-actualized person (achieved self-fulfillment and deeper understanding of one’s self).
The teacher needs to know that Guidance and Counseling is not for disciplinary actions and imposing sanctions or punishment. It is not punitive in nature rather corrective. We should not punish students nor reprimand them; instead we shall help the student/s with his predicament and assist him to make wise choice with the right attitude.
The teacher needs to know that Guidance and Counseling assist the students towards personality development, career planning and educational development.