• College Tours: Helping Students and Parents Get the Most

    For many high school sophomores and juniors, March starts the beginning of college tours. Many high schools have spring break and March is the busy time for college students, usually between their own breaks and the hustle and bustle of final exams. It’s a great…

  • School Counselor: Advocating for Your Role

    What do school counselors do? As professionals, we are continually answering this question as we advocate for our profession. To promote advocacy, the American School Counselor Association suggests to “speak up, reach out, and always use your data.” Counselors sometimes feel uncomfortable as they try…

  • Creating a Culture of Kindness

    Creating a Culture of Kindness I recently saw a video on Facebook about two apples. Two apples you are probably thinking? Stay with me. On the outside these two apples looked the same, shiny and red. However, once the apples were opened, they were not…

  • Multicultural Counseling

    The amazing thing about being a school counselor is having the opportunity to work with all students in your building. Every student who walks in our building has the right to feel safe, accepted, and ready to learn. When working with culturally and linguistically diverse…

  • January Product Finds

    Product Finds for January. Click any image to see the product. Happy New Year! Kids Helping Others: A Service Club Starter Kit from School Counseling Files. Are you looking for a way to help students develop a sense of responsibility and the ability to put…

  • Bibliotherapy and Diversity

    Finding the Words: Bibliotherapy & Diversity How does one “teach” others to be respectable citizens who appreciate and even celebrate the unique qualities of others?  Is it possible to teach that in a lesson?  Most would argue that being a model of such behavior is…

  • Confident Counselors’ Resolutions

    There is something magical about the way a new year can feel like a clean slate. In schools, we are pretty lucky because we get this clean slate twice a year. As we head back to school this week, we are working on resolutions, not just our students, but for…

  • Tips for Setting Goals with Students

    As counselors, we are constantly trying to help students make progress academically, socially, behaviorally, and emotionally. We know how necessary it is to use effective techniques to help students set goals, break them into manageable tasks, and track those goals. Here are a few tips and resources…