Category Archives for "social skills"

March 10, 2019

Teaching Expected and Unexpected Behaviors

Although our work as school counselors can be very rewarding, it can also be frustrating! One of the things I have always found most frustrating is working with children who don’t seem to care at all about how their behavior affects others. They just don’t seem to realize that their behavior can have such a […]

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November 28, 2018

7 Video Clips to Hook Students into a Teasing Lesson

Use video clips to introduce a lesson on teasing

Teasing between peers can be an ongoing battle causing chaos in the classroom. It’s important to educate students on the difference between playful and mean teasing. Improving student communication can greatly improve classroom culture. To assure student engagement, try using a video clip to introduce this important topic. Using a hook like a video is […]

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March 12, 2018

5 Ways to Use Dominoes in School Counseling

Who loves dominoes? No, I don’t mean the pizza but the traditional game with black dots on white rectangular game pieces. For the price of a box of pizza, you can use dominoes in school counseling in these 5 creative ways. Icebreakers Flip dominoes upside down and have students choose one. Then they count the […]

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March 6, 2018

Me First! Teach Social Skills Through Games

What kid doesn’t love a game? What kid loves a lecture? When planning my counseling lessons, I like to think about ways I can teach social skills that engage students and puts them in charge of their learning. Games are the perfect tool for just that. Counselor UpI work in central office supporting 140+ elementary […]

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