Category Archives for "Career Stress"

October 11, 2020

Life Changing Self Care Tips for School Counselors

Life Changing Self Care

Self-care for school counselors is an important aspect of your routine as a helping professional. Holding yourself accountable is key to building the resiliency you need to care for others. Unfortunately, caring for yourself is often placed on the back burner because you might feel like there’s not enough time or energy, for self-care.  You […]

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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 Tasks My […]

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January 31, 2018

Handling Uncomfortable Conversations with Staff and Parents

uncomfortable conversations with staff and parents are a part of school counselor's jobs. A few tips to make these awkward, but important conversations easier.

I have a saying, “If it’s uncomfortable, give it to the counselor.”   Any time that an awkward or uncomfortable conversation needs to take place with a parent, staff member, or volunteer, counselors are called to use our skills to smooth the way for those involved.   Uncomfortable conversations include discussing parenting skills, classroom management, […]

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October 11, 2017

Positivity Works: Stepping Out of Negativity

In my third year of my school counseling career, a student asked me “What’s wrong with you Mrs. Atkins? You used to smile.” Wow, out of the mouths of babes, right? The daily grind of our work can start to grind down the positivity that brought us into this helping career in the first place. […]

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