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

February 5, 2017

5 Ways to Use Coffee Filters in School Counseling

I am constantly on the hunt for affordable craft supplies to use in counseling lessons and small groups. I troll the dollar aisles of all my favorite stores squirreling away supplies for the perfect lesson. After a visit to a Pre-K classroom decorated with beautiful, unique coffee filter snowflakes, I expanded my craft supply search […]

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January 4, 2017

January Product Finds

Product Finds for January. Click any image to see the product. Happy New Year! Kids Helping Others: A Service Club Starter Kit from School Counseling Files. Are you looking for a way to help students develop a sense of responsibility and the ability to put themselves in someone else’s shoes? To turn them into active […]

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January 3, 2017

Bibliotherapy and Diversity

Finding the Words: Bibliotherapy & Diversity How does one “teach” others to be respectable citizens who appreciate and even celebrate the unique qualities of others?  Is it possible to teach that in a lesson?  Most would argue that being a model of such behavior is a crucial first step.  The way we educators talk about […]

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January 3, 2017

Confident Counselors’ Resolutions

There is something magical about the way a new year can feel like a clean slate. In schools, we are pretty lucky because we get this clean slate twice a year. As we head back to school this week, we are working on resolutions, not just our students, but for ourselves. What are your personal and professional resolutions for the new […]

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January 3, 2017

Tips for Setting Goals with Students

As counselors, we are constantly trying to help students make progress academically, socially, behaviorally, and emotionally. We know how necessary it is to use effective techniques to help students set goals, break them into manageable tasks, and track those goals. Here are a few tips and resources that may be helpful as we begin 2017.

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November 27, 2016

Growth Mindset: Tips for School Counselors

Teaching & Encouraging Growth Mindset Growth mindset, from Dr. Carol Dweck, is a revolutionarily simple yet often misunderstood concept. Teaching and encouraging a growth mindset in students is school counselor territory. In our school, it is essential that we understand the foundational concepts so we can support implementation and work effectively with our students. Confident Counselors […]

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November 27, 2016

Fill Your Cup: Self Care for Real Life

From Rebecca at Counselor Up Here’s what I’ve learned- every body is stressed. No matter what your job, your hours, or your home life, there are stressors. Call it the new way of life or whatever. When you read stories about self-care, you often see things about making time for yourself, exercising, having a massage, […]

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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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November 11, 2016

Five Friday Finds: Data in School Counseling

Google Form School Climate Survey from Counselor Up Be Data Inspired: Using EzAnalyze TimeTracker by The Counseling Geek  Editable Individual Behavior Plans with Data Tracking from Social Emotional Workshop The Use of Data in School Counseling by Trish Hatch School Counseling Data Specialist course from ASCA

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