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June 15, 2018

School Counselor Summer To-Do List

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What’s on your school counselor summer to-do list? I always have to take a step back when my list gets to be a mile long and really focus my attention on my top two or three. Then again, these ideas from five Confident Counselors have me adding some on to that list. 😉 Organizing School […]

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June 4, 2018

How Do You Collaborate with Specialists?

Collaborating with specialists, such as speech and language pathologists, can help you maximize a student’s progress. When everyone working with a student is on the same page, you have the opportunity to reinforce and practice skills in different settings and with different people. Some schools have regular meetings, some make a point to stop by […]

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April 13, 2018

Favorite School Counseling Anxiety Resource

What is your favorite school counseling anxiety resource? Testing season aside, students are experiencing record rates of anxiety. School counselors are leaders in the building to help students and staff understand and effectively manage anxiety. Staff Book Study Last year, my building focused on learning more about anxiety and how to better support students emotionally. […]

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April 6, 2018

Build Positive Attitudes During Testing Season

Testing season can be a time of stress in schools for students and teachers. It can be hard to maintain an optimistic outlook. But we all know that positive attitudes have been shown to improve performance. How’s a school counselor to help? We can build positive attitudes during testing through some simple school-wide initiatives. With […]

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March 23, 2018

Considering Taking a School Counseling Intern?

Have you taken a school counseling intern before? An extra person to take some students for counseling sounds like a dream. We all know it requires preparation and reflection to make this relationship successful for you and your school counseling intern. So how do some confident counselors set this relationship up for success? Confident CounselorsWe […]

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March 9, 2018

Tips for Guidance Lessons for Special Needs Students

Just like classroom teachers, it is important that we are considering and differentiating our teaching and support for students with special needs. As a school counselor, it can be challenging to plan for the variety of needs you might have in a class you don’t see frequently. Let’s see how some counselors structure guidance lessons […]

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March 8, 2018

How do you manage relational aggression?

Relational aggression can quickly take up a lot of a school counselor’s time and leave young girls frustrated and hurt. We’ve all had crying girls in our office trying to decipher the nuance of the slight that occurred. The silver lining is that it does provide us with regular opportunities to work on healthy relationships […]

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