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August 31, 2018

What do you do for back to school night?

As a school counselor what do you do for back to school night? Do you give a presentation about your school counseling program, set up a booth where parents can ask questions about the roles of a school counselor?

What do you do for back to school night or open house at your school? Do you give a presentation, visit classrooms, setup a table or booth? This is a great opportunity to provide parents with information, be a familiar face, and advocate for your role. Presentation & TableFor Back to School Night, I present my […]

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August 17, 2018

Ways to Welcome New Students

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Every year there are a handful of students who are new to your school. Depending on your community, it might be more than a handful. What do you do to welcome new students? Gretchen, Rebecca, and Kate share ways to welcome new students you may not have tried yet.Lunch ChatsI like to have an informal […]

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August 12, 2018

New School Counselor – Tips For Your First Month

Being a new school counselor is exciting and overwhelming. In the first month as a new school counselor focus on making connections with teachers, parents and students. Listen and understand your school culture. Complete a needs assessment to better understand how to serve your school. Most of all as a school counselor, find time for self care and moments of reflection.

As a new school counselor you are likely feeling excited and overwhelmed. We’ve all been there. A few Confident Counselors have some tips about where you should focus your first month. These are definitely things we all wish we knew when we were a new school counselor.Slow & SteadyIt’s so exciting to start your first […]

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August 1, 2018

Be Where Your Feet Are! Book Review

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Julia Cook, former school counselor and children’s book author, has a new book out. This time she is giving us a useful resource to begin discussions about mindfulness in Be Where Your Feet Are. I am sure that the many school counselors across the country who have their own mini Julia Cook Book library will […]

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July 20, 2018

School Counselor Summer Reading

School counselor summer reading list to help school counselors catch up on great reads that will help them professionally. Check out books on cultural responsive practice, data, and social emotional learning.

Summer is the perfect time to get in the reading you have been meaning to do all year. What’s on your school counselor summer reading list? Three Confident Counselors share what is on their lists.Affiliate links are included in this post. That means if you purchase anything we have recommended in this post, we will […]

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July 16, 2018

School Counselor Planners for Staying Organized

As a school counselor, being organized and efficient can make your days run smoothly and your program run stronger. School counselor planners designed specifically for you will make it easier to maintain a comprehensive school counseling program. We asked a few of our Confident Counselors to share their planning tips and planner recommendations. Check out […]

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