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October 31, 2018

Self Regulation Counseling Activities

self regulation activities for school counseling. How do you teach students to regulate their emotions and actions. Emotion regulation is a difficult skill and students benefit from explicit teaching to learning to identify feelings, learn coping strategies, and determine how to manage their feelings.

Self regulation is a key skill for students (and adults). As school counselors, we have a great opportunity to target these skills in the classroom, small groups, and in individual counseling. Keep reading for ideas for self regulation counseling activities from 5 Confident Counselors.Build a PlanMost students who were referred to me for counseling struggled […]

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October 17, 2018

College and Career Activities for Middle School

Discovering interests, exploring careers, and learning about colleges are ways to help middle school students become college and career ready.

Middle school students are my favorite! All that energy and enthusiasm. They are like sponges, just soaking up new ideas and wanting to know more! According to recent research, middle school is the prime time to promote college and career readiness. Getting students to envision their lives five or ten years down the road is […]

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November 29, 2017

School Counselors and Career Development

Career Development and school counselors

Kids get excited about discussing future plans. Talking about what they want to be is very motivating and helps students see real world connections. If you’re like me, there are so many career development resources available, it can be overwhelming. I want to engage students in career development activities that are fun, interactive, and purposeful. […]

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November 13, 2017

Self Control Strategies for the Classroom

As a school counselor, teachers frequently come to me for advice on classroom management. Almost always, they are looking for self control strategies for students struggling in their classrooms. They have students in their classes that are blurting out, having anger outbursts, or constantly getting out of their seats. I also have had these same […]

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October 22, 2017

Conversations: Addressing Cutting and Self-Harm

Addressing Cutting Behaviors Cutting and other non-suicidal self-harm behaviors are signs of situations in need of immediate attention. School counselors are often among the first to become aware of these behaviors and have an opportunity to respond quickly and effectively. Robyn from Mental Fills, Laura from Social Emotional Workshop, and Carol Miller, The Middle School […]

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August 22, 2019

How do you balance working at multiple schools?

school counselors at multiple schools

Being a school counselor is a difficult job. Add in being split between different buildings and we really will need that fairy dust everyone thinks we have. It takes some clear communication, organization, and simplicity. Check out these tips from Counselor Keri and CounselorChelsey.Clear Communication & ExpectationsWhen I first moved to Hawaii, I was assigned […]

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November 26, 2018

Supporting Staff as a School Counselor

Has your school experienced loss, been effected by natural disasters, or had a particularly stressful year? If so, you know the feeling of seeing your staff overwhelmed by stress. What can you do to help? Take Care of Yourself First, put your own oxygen mask on before assisting others. Assess the stressor that is happening […]

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