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September 24, 2018

10 Ways to Make Small Groups Terrific

Small groups at the elementary level can be difficult. Being proactive by having a clear purpose and pre-screening members helps your small group run a little smoother. Set your small groups up for success with these 10 ways to help make your small group sessions terrific.

Facilitating fantastic small groups is one of my favorite parts of being a school counselor. Small groups offer opportunities for social growth that working one on one with a student does not afford. Often, small groups are the first time students have a safe place to heal. This is their chance to process their emotions, […]

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September 4, 2018

Creating a Calm Corner In Your Counseling Office

creating a calming corner in your counseling office

If you have space, a calm corner is a great addition to your counseling office. It provides a safe place where students can practice calming strategies and improve self-regulation. You also get to provide more support and instruction than might be possible in a classroom.Make It CozyThe calm corner should be comfortable and soothing. Pillows, […]

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August 16, 2018

How to Set School Counseling Program Goals

setting school counseling program goals.

I’m always excited, yet nervous, for a new school year to begin. Setting goals for your school counseling program demonstrates accountability and provides focus. Every year is different. Needs change. In the same way, your school counseling program goals should reflect these changing needs. But, how do you decide what your goals should be? Data drives […]

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January 24, 2018

How to Use Peer Mentoring in School Counseling

Peer mentoring as part of your school counseling program. Consider your school's needs.

School counselors use peer mentoring in a variety of ways. It is a little scary to think about students mentoring other students around the same age. However, students are likely to share concerns or problems with peers than their parents or other adults at school. To ease your reluctance to use peer mentoring, read ASCA’s […]

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November 27, 2016

An Ounce of Prevention

School Counselors and Classroom Management Classroom management is a major aspect of effective teaching and learning.  The type of classroom management that a teacher has will set their classroom tone and make or break student learning.  The best kind of classroom management is preventative, where the classroom environment it set up so it is hard for […]

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October 20, 2016

Counseling Resources 50% off #octoberfestsale

Awesome Find! Counselors of TPT joined up and are discounting 4 products each to 50% off from Friday (10/21) to Monday (10/24). Click on any of the store icons below or type #octoberfestsale into the search box on Teacherspayteachers or click this link. Confident CounselorsWe are a group of school counselors collaborating to provide a space filled with resources made for you. […]

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