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March 3, 2019

Spice Up Your Classroom Guidance Lessons

Engaging classroom guidance lessons

Classroom guidance lessons can be tricky. You are not in each classroom frequently enough to develop consistent routines, every classroom has their own dynamic, and your lessons might be, well a bit boring. Check out tips from four Confident Counselors about how they spice up their classroom guidance lessons.Get Them MovingTo spice up classroom guidance […]

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February 28, 2019

Making The Most Out Of Non-Counseling Duties

In a perfect non-counseling duties would not be part of our schedule. There can be an upside to tasks that do not require our advanced degrees. Keep reading to see how three Confident Counselors make the most our of non-counseling duties.Build RelationshipsAny non-counseling duty can quickly become a chance for building authentic relationships with students […]

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February 10, 2019

Kindness Books We Love

favorite books on kindness

We love using kindness books in classroom lessons and in counseling sessions. We asked Laura from The Pawsitive School Counselor and Carol Miller, The Middle School Counselor to share their go to children’s books on kindness. Check to see if they some of your favorites too.Kindness Books for Younger StudentsWhen it comes to kindness, caring, […]

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February 1, 2019

How do you build relationships with teachers?

Building relationships with teachers as a school counselor

A school counselor’s relationships with the teachers in their building is so important for student success. These ideas from Chelsey, Rebecca, Brandy, and Laura will definitely help you build strong relationships with teachers this year.Connecting with TeachersConnecting with teachers is so important, but with all of the other responsibilities we have, it can quickly go […]

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December 12, 2018

Time Savers for School Counselors

Save time as a school counselor by standardizing repeated tasks, batching, and maintaining your schedule. Check out these time savers for school counselors.

School counselors are pulled in lots of different directions. There is always a crisis on a Friday afternoon. How do you maximize your time with students and minimize time spent on less necessary tasks? Check out ways to create routines, prepare ahead of time, and stick to your schedule. Create Routines and Batch TasksMy biggest time […]

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November 30, 2018

Favorite Career Development Resources

Career development resources for elementary school.

How do you introduce and explore careers with students? Do you have some favorite career development resources you use every year? Counselor Keri and Mrs. Bell The Crafty Counselor share their go to resources below. Keep reading!Exploring CareersI like to teach career as a self-exploration unit so that students can first identify their own interests, […]

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