Bibliotherapy and Diversity

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 a crucial first step.  The way we educators talk about and react to others will have the greatest impact on our youth.  They are watching us.  They can spot a fake.  They will know if we practice what we preach.  So, before we even begin trying to teach cultural competency, we have to live it.  But, we can do better than live it.  We can CELEBRATE it.

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Book Suggestions, Diversity

Confident Counselors’ Resolutions

Confident Counselors' ResolutionsThere 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 ourselves. What are your personal and professional resolutions for the new year?

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Monthly CCC Tips, Setting Goals

Tips for Setting Goals with Students

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 that may be helpful as we begin 2017.

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Monthly CCC Tips, Setting Goals

Growth Mindset: Tips for School Counselors

blog-growth-mindsetTeaching & Encouraging Growth Mindset

Growth mindset, from Dr. Carol Dweck, is a revolutionarily simple yet often misunderstood concept. Teaching and encouraging a growth mindset in students is school counselor territory. In our school, it is essential that we understand the foundational concepts so we can support implementation and work effectively with our students. Confident Counselors are ready with some pointers and words of wisdom from their own practice.

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Growth Mindset, Monthly CCC Tips

Fill Your Cup: Self Care for Real Life

Self Care

From Rebecca at Counselor Up

Here’s what I’ve learned- every body is stressed. No matter what your job, your hours, or your home life, there are stressors. Call it the new way of life or whatever. When you read stories about self-care, you often see things about making time for yourself, exercising, having a massage, or slowing down. As a member of a profession where you can’t phone it in on a bad day and where you are going all. the. time. Who has time for that?

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Career Stress

An Ounce of Prevention

Ounce of Prevention

School Counselors and Classroom Management

Classroom management is a major aspect of effective teaching and learning.  The type of classroom management that a teacher has will set their classroom tone and make or break student learning.  The best kind of classroom management is preventative, where the classroom environment it set up so it is hard for students to disrupt or avoid learning because most of the opportunities for them to make trouble have been removed.  School counselors are often called upon to provide advice or resources for teachers struggling with classroom management issues.  This article will provide several management resources for school counselors to use in their own guidance lessons as well as resources to pass on to the teachers they support.

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Classroom Management, Teacher Consultation, Uncategorized

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.
Friday Finds

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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Friday Finds