Beating (Holiday) Stress and Burnout

Holiday Stress and Burnout

Beating Stress During the Holidays and After

Our positions can be challenging and stressful. It is important during this hectic time of year to be mindful of your stress. Check out tips from some veterans on how they manage and take care of themselves.

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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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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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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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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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