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

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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August 16, 2019

Top 5 Digital Organization Tools for School Counselors

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Looking for new ways to organize your school counseling program? Kick your organization skills up a notch and go digital this year! Going digital helps you keep your resources “in the cloud” and allows you to access them both at school and at home. The following organization tools for school counselors will help you go […]

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August 6, 2019

Hosting A Social Emotional Learning Family Night

Use these tips to plan and implement a social emotional learning family night at your school

As counselors, we know that parent engagement and involvement is important. We also know that it can be tricky to find ways to get parents involved in their child’s social-emotional learning. One way to help bridge this gap is by hosting a social-emotional learning family night. I have found that hosting a night like this […]

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July 31, 2019

8 Healthy Friendship Qualities to Teach Students

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Cultivating healthy friendships amongst students is crucial for a positive learning environment. When students know the difference between healthy and unhealthy behaviors, they are able to modify their behavior. Encourage them to look inward as you review the qualities of a healthy friendship.  Let’s take a look at 8 healthy friendship qualities that you can […]

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April 29, 2019

Keeping Individual School Counseling Short-Term

Keeping individual counseling short term as a school counselor with these 6 tips. Stop being rigid about how many sessions and start putting student goals at the center of individual counseling.

As a school counselor or other mental health provider in a school, you rarely have the resources to see students in individual counseling long-term. You also might not be trained to handle more chronic psychological disorders. This is why ASCA recommends that you only use individual school counseling short-term as a responsive service for acute […]

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April 24, 2019

Creative Ways School Counselors Can Involve Parents

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Involving parents in your school counseling program and in the school in general can often get overlooked. I remember the story of a principal who had a student absentee problem. When she dug deeper, she realized that students were missing school because they didn’t have clean uniforms. So, she at her parent nights, she had […]

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April 22, 2019

Building Positive Thinking In Students

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Positive thinking can be the difference between a student persisting with a challenging activity and stopping too soon. As counselors, we can directly work on building a student’s positive thinking, and give them the skills to be resilient when faced with challenges.Identify & Replace Negative ThinkingI focus on two things when building a student’s positive […]

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