Category Archives for "Back to School"

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 6, 2018

Helping Parents with Separation Anxiety

Helping parents with separation anxiety. The beginning of the year is stressful for new students and new parents. The transition school can be a challenging time if parents are unsure how best to support their child with anxiety.

It’s the beginning of the school year filled with fresh haircuts, the sound of new squeaky sneakers, and the smell new crayons! This new beginning is exciting. It can also lead to high anxiety for parents and children. Reluctant parents send their kids away for the first time. It’s obvious who they are because they […]

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