Category Archives for "Confident Counselors Conversations"

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. [su_divider top=”no” style=”double” divider_color=”#af1c1c” link_color=”#000000″] [su_divider top=”no” style=”dashed” divider_color=”#af1c1c” link_color=”#000000″][/su_divider] Staff Book Study Last year, my building focused on learning more […]

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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 16, 2018

How do you use non-counseling games in counseling?

How often do you grab the Ungame off the shelf? What about Uno or Jenga? We know who wins that contest. Non-counseling games can be such great tools in the office. They engage students immediately, game play is familiar, and you can cover tons of different topics with the same game. I’m sold. [su_divider top=”no” […]

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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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January 26, 2018

What’s the secret for successful small group counseling?

Secrete to making small group counseling effective

Small group counseling is an essential part of a school counselor’s role, and boy is it tough. Facilitating useful small groups goes beyond meeting over lunch. Some confident counselors have tips for how they keep things purposeful, effective, and fun. [su_divider top=”no” style=”double” divider_color=”#af1c1c” link_color=”#000000″] [su_divider top=”no” style=”dashed” divider_color=”#af1c1c” link_color=”#000000″][/su_divider] Know Your Purpose I get asked […]

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January 19, 2018

How do you use technology in school counseling?

How do you integrate technology into school counseling? Do you use digital games? SMARTBoard? progress monitoring apps?

Incorporating technology in school counseling can really engage students, but sometimes it can be hard to figure out how to use it in simple ways. Some Confident Counselors have great suggestions for how they use tech to improve their lessons and keep themselves organized.   How have you been using technology as a school counselor? […]

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