Category Archives for "School Culture"

September 19, 2019

Easy Ways to Make Individual Student Connections

individual student connections

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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August 18, 2019

Creating Mindful Practices with Your Whole School

Want to encourage mindful practices throughout your school community? Read more about encouraging schoolwide mindfulness activities & culture!

We’ve all seen the research and know that mindfulness has a whole host of benefits for health and schools. So this raises the question: how can we create a schoolwide culture that values mindfulness? As with any culture shifts, all-staff buy-in and routines are key! Keep reading to find out more about how you can […]

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November 26, 2018

Supporting Staff as a School Counselor

Has your school experienced loss, been effected by natural disasters, or had a particularly stressful year? If so, you know the feeling of seeing your staff overwhelmed by stress. What can you do to help? Take Care of Yourself First, put your own oxygen mask on before assisting others. Assess the stressor that is happening […]

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September 7, 2018

School Counselors, Do You Lead Student Clubs?

Student clubs and groups can be an excellent way for school counselors to connect with students, target their counseling program, and meet school needs.

Student clubs can be an excellent way to connect with students, expand your school counseling program, and address a school wide need. What clubs have you organized or led?Peer LeadersWhen I was working in a grades 7-8 school, I co-led a Peer Leaders club. We trained students to be positive influences on their peers, stand […]

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August 27, 2018

Create a Culture of Kindness at School

Culture of Kindness

Create a culture of kindness at school to help support student’s social, emotional and academic growth. When students are in a positive, kind, encouraging environment, they are more likely to have the confidence to try new things and take academic risks. Creating a culture of kindness will make your school a better place for both […]

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June 4, 2018

How Do You Collaborate with Specialists?

Collaborating with specialists, such as speech and language pathologists, can help you maximize a student’s progress. When everyone working with a student is on the same page, you have the opportunity to reinforce and practice skills in different settings and with different people. Some schools have regular meetings, some make a point to stop by […]

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