Category Archives for "Confident Counselors Conversations"

September 29, 2019

What routines do you use in counseling?

Ever feel like your group and individual sessions can feel a little too loose? A little unplanned? Using routines during your sessions may be an incredible help. They save time getting students engaged because they already know what to expect. You will spend less time planning when you know what you need to do for […]

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September 12, 2019

Tips for Working with a Co-counselor

working with a co-counselor

Working with a co-counselor can be such a wonderful part of our jobs. We have someone who understands our job’s ups and downs, can brainstorm, and together we are better able to serve all students. That said, it’s not automatically a smooth relationship. Check out these tips from three Confident Counselors to help you establish […]

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April 24, 2019

Creative Ways School Counselors Can Involve Parents

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Involving parents in your school counseling program and in the school in general can often get overlooked. I remember the story of a principal who had a student absentee problem. When she dug deeper, she realized that students were missing school because they didn’t have clean uniforms. So, she at her parent nights, she had […]

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April 22, 2019

Building Positive Thinking In Students

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Positive thinking can be the difference between a student persisting with a challenging activity and stopping too soon. As counselors, we can directly work on building a student’s positive thinking, and give them the skills to be resilient when faced with challenges.Identify & Replace Negative ThinkingI focus on two things when building a student’s positive […]

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March 14, 2019

Test Anxiety: Activities and Ideas That Help

Activities to support students with test anxiety.

High stakes state testing can generate a lot of anxiety for students and adults alike. Counselors are uniquely prepared to support students so they have the strategies to manage this anxiety and do the best they can. Five Confident Counselors share their go-to activities and ideas for testing season.Positive Thinking & Calming StrategiesDuring testing season, […]

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March 7, 2019

Our Favorite Ways to Teach Organizational Skills

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Organizational skills are important to a student’s success at any age. That said, it can be a bit of a dry topic. Keep reading how four Confident Counselors teach organizational skills to students in K-8.Make It Real and PersonalLots of our students hear “you need to be organized” but don’t actually know what this means […]

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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 MovingTo spice up classroom guidance […]

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February 28, 2019

Making The Most Out Of Non-Counseling Duties

In a perfect non-counseling duties would not be part of our schedule. There can be an upside to tasks that do not require our advanced degrees. Keep reading to see how three Confident Counselors make the most our of non-counseling duties.Build RelationshipsAny non-counseling duty can quickly become a chance for building authentic relationships with students […]

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