Category Archives for "Classroom Counseling Lessons"

September 19, 2019

Easy Ways to Make Individual Student Connections

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Getting to know students can be overwhelming at the start of a new school year. You may have a large caseload or may be the only counselor at your school. How can you make individual student connections when this is your situation? Use Duty Assignments to Make Student Connections If you have an assigned duty […]

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March 5, 2019

15 Strategies to Help Kids Deal with Stress

Are you working with totally stressed out students in school counseling? Check out these 15 strategies to help kids deal with stress! Stress management for kids is important in elementary school, middle school, and high school. Help kids cope with stress with these 15 stress busting coping skills.

During the second quarter of the school year, I started talking to my seventh graders about stress. We did a simple self-assessment and nearly all of my students were reporting high levels of stress about things like school work and interpersonal problems. This is of course not unique to my students. According to a study […]

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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 Moving To spice up […]

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January 28, 2019

7 Tips For School Counseling With ELL Students

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While the ELL population is growing by leaps and bounds within US public schools, most school counselors don’t receive any sort of specialized training in how to work with these students or their families. School counseling with ELL students isn’t hugely different or difficult but there are certainly some tips, tricks, and best practices that […]

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September 10, 2018

Ditch the Desks: Get Your Students Up and Moving in Your Counseling Lessons

Get your students moving during counseling lessons! Maximize engagement with hands-on movement based counseling activities for retention and student buy-in.

If you find yourself reaching for worksheets for classroom guidance lessons and you’re noticing that students are lacking interest or engagement, it’s time to ditch the desks! Getting your students moving to learn and practice the skills you’re targeting in counseling instruction will boost engagement and have your students begging for more classroom guidance time. […]

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Cooperative Learning Activities in School Counseling Lessons

cooperative learning activities for school counseling

I’m always excited about new fun school counseling activities that don’t involve worksheets and this post is all about my favorites! When I’m planning for my school counseling lessons, there are five things I keep in mind: Name the objective, Skip the worksheet, Chunk it into segments, Include partner or group work, Incorporate movement. This sounds like a lot, […]

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