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

September 19, 2019

Easy Ways to Make Individual Student Connections

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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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August 22, 2019

How do you balance working at multiple schools?

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Being a school counselor is a difficult job. Add in being split between different buildings and we really will need that fairy dust everyone thinks we have. It takes some clear communication, organization, and simplicity. Check out these tips from Counselor Keri and CounselorChelsey.Clear Communication & ExpectationsWhen I first moved to Hawaii, I was assigned […]

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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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