What does a Psychologist do in school?
School psychologists are members of multidisciplinary school teams that support students' ability to learn and teachers' ability to teach. They apply expertise in mental health, learning, and behaviour, to help children and youth succeed academically, socially, behaviorally, and emotionally. School psychologists partner with families, teachers, school administrators, and other professionals to create safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments that strengthen connections between home, school, and the community.
All children and youth can face problems from time to time related to learning; social relationships; making difficult decisions; or managing emotions such as feeling depressed, anxious, worried, or isolated. School psychologists help students, families, educators, and members of the community understand and resolve both long-term, chronic problems and short-term issues that students may face. They are a highly skilled and ready resource in the effort to ensure that all children and youth thrive in school, at home, and in life.
Learning Support
There are a variety of issues that can impact learning in a classroom. Support is provided by meeting with teachers to troubleshoot issues, direct observation consultation to the classroom, and in some cases formal assessment of the child. All of these interventions are to support children achieving success in their academic, social, and emotional development. 
Every child is different and what works for one does not work for another. It is important to ask your team any questions you have about specific children or classroom challenges. 
The best way to support the kids we work with is to be your best self!
Did You Know? 

It takes five positive things to outweigh a single negative thing.

Our brains have something called a "negativity bias" that makes us remember bad news more than good, which is why you quickly forget compliments but keep dwelling on the fact that a kid at the bus stop insulted your shoes. To feel balanced, we need at least a five to one ration of good to bad in our lives.