Five Friday Finds: Data in School Counseling

Data in school counseling

  1. Google Form School Climate Survey from Counselor Up
  2. Be Data Inspired: Using EzAnalyze TimeTracker by The Counseling Geek 
  3. Editable Individual Behavior Plans with Data Tracking from Social Emotional Workshop
  4. The Use of Data in School Counseling by Trish Hatch
  5. School Counseling Data Specialist course from ASCA

Five Friday Finds: Cyber Bullying

Cyberbullying resources

 

Great print and go resources to use in classrooms and small groups.

  1. Cyber Bullying Handouts,Visual Aids, and Activities from Counselor Keri. 
  2. Cyber Smarts Bundle from Carol Miller, The Middle School Counselor. 
  3. Cyber Bullying Scoot Game from School Counseling is Magical 
  4. Internet Safety, Social Media, Technology Addiction and Online Reputation from The Counseling Teacher
  5. Cyber Bullying Videos to use for presentations and discussions. Great site filled with resources for educators, parents and teens.

Five Friday Finds for October 21

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Check back every Friday or on Facebook to see what we found this week.

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Counseling Resources 50% off #octoberfestsale

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Awesome Find! Counselors of TPT joined up and are discounting 4 products each to 50% off from Friday (10/21) to Monday (10/24). Click on any of the store icons below or type #octoberfestsale into the search box on Teacherspayteachers or click this link.

Preventing Bullying: Tips for School Counselors

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School counselors work each day to help students develop the social skills to not bully, to help when they see bullying, and feel confident in dealing with a bully themselves. Here are tips and resources from your favorite Confident Counselors.

Mrs. Bell The Crafty Counselor“I like to teach bully prevention to all classes. Instead of focusing on the word bullying too heavily, I like to focus on how we can be nice to one another and how being unfriendly makes others feel.” Mrs. Bell, The Crafty Counselor

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School Wide Bullying Prevention and School Counselors

School Counselors and School Wide Bullying Prevention

School counselors serve as experts on school-wide approaches to prevent bullying and encourage a positive school climate. Check out how some Confident Counselors encourage anti-bullying efforts and our favorite resources to carry over their tips.

(Pssst. Don’t forget Unity Day on 10/19 and Mix it Up Day on 10/25)

EduKate & Inspire“Teach bullying awareness lessons in all classrooms at the beginning of the school year to provide a common foundation for students. If possible, co-teach the lesson with your school principal or dean of students. This helps students see how counselors work together with administrators to assist students in solving problems. At the end of the lesson, send a brief letter home to parents that explains the definition of bullying and provides suggestions for conflict resolution.” – Kate from EduKate and Inspire

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Responding to Bullying: Tips and Resources for School Counselors

blog-responding-to-bullyingEvery day school counselors are dealing with potential bullying incidents, as well as behaviors that are misidentified as bullying. Check out how these Confident Counselors address bullying and our favorite resources.

Counselor Up“When a student is referred for bullying behavior, work with them to make a solution-focused goal and then check in with them weekly to see how they are doing with their goal. Help them build their skills so they don’t rely on bullying to get what they need.” – Rebecca at Counselor Up

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Red Ribbon Week Resources

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10 resources & websites we use to help support healthy choices during and beyond Red Ribbon Week (October 23-31)

Visit Red Ribbon.org  for key information about how to implement Red Ribbon Week in your school.

Foundation for a Drug Free World: Fact-filled site with resources and videos perfect for counselors working with 6-12th grade students. Continue reading “Red Ribbon Week Resources”

September Blog Run Down

Blog Posts for School Counselors

From all reaches of the interwebs and school counseling offices large and closet-sized, our round-up of September Blog posts from some brilliant, confident, gorgeous counselors, teachers, and parents.

New Students & Small Groups

How to Welcome New Students from Exploring School Counseling. Jeannie has a simple free activity that you can download for new student groups.

Helping Students Transition to a New School from The School Counselor Is In. Jodi has put together a free new student brochure to help you get those kiddos acquainted with their new school.

Fun Ways to Welcome New Students from The Helpful Counselor. Heather has packed this post with freebies that are oh-so-helpful and fun for counselors running new student groups.

How to Welcome New Students from EduKate & Inspire. We love Kate’s New Student Banner that’s free to download.

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Small Group Counseling: Organize and Run Successful Groups

16 Tips for Organizing and Running Small Group Counseling

Small group counseling can be a useful and effective intervention in a school counselor’s repertoire. But, woah can they be challenging to organize and run at first. With over 100 years of practice between all of us, we figured some of our tested tips would be mighty handy as you are beginning or considering your groups. Please contribute some of your tips in the comments below so we all walk more confidently into that room of five defiant third grade boys needing some support with impulse control.

Organizing: Permission Slips, Schedules, Session Plans. Ugh.

Don’t be tempted to make large group sizes in order to allow more students in a group. Think about your space, the personalities and behaviors of the students in the group and the activities planned. – Counselor Up


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