A collaborative blog written by school counselors, school psychologists, and school social workers.

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 25, 2019

Suicide Prevention Apps

(Disclaimer: Apps cannot replace professional help and support for those struggling with thoughts of suicide. If you are concerned someone is in danger or at an increased risk of suicide, reach out for professional help immediately and notify the child’s parent or guardian.) The kids of today have access to thousands of apps at the […]

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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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September 12, 2019

Tips for Working with a Co-counselor

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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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September 8, 2019

Social Emotional Learning in Academic Instruction

Social emotional learning in academic instruction is having its moment. While counselors have been supporting the whole child and taking a deep look at noncognitive skills, the bandwagon has now officially been joined. If not, here are some ways to increase buy-in. What a great time to be a counselor! In my state, schools are […]

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