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

January 29, 2018

4 Easy Ways to Promote National School Counseling Week

Advocating for National School Counseling Week

One week per year, school counselors from around the nation, find ways to spread the word about how school counselors positively impact their schools. National School Counseling Week (NSCW) is a week to celebrate the profession.   The American School Counseling Association, or ASCA, has created this week to advocate for the importance of our […]

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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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January 22, 2018

Using Mindfulness In School Counseling

These mindfulness resources and strategies are great additions to your individual, small group and classroom counseling lessons.

Mindfulness is popping up everywhere nowadays. As a school based counselor, teaching students to focus on the present moment and acknowledge their thoughts and feelings in a non-judgmental way seems like a dream. Better yet, there is research to prove that it can decrease behavioral problems, decrease symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression, and increase […]

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January 19, 2018

How do you use technology in school counseling?

How do you integrate technology into school counseling? Do you use digital games? SMARTBoard? progress monitoring apps?

Incorporating technology in school counseling can really engage students, but sometimes it can be hard to figure out how to use it in simple ways. Some Confident Counselors have great suggestions for how they use tech to improve their lessons and keep themselves organized.   How have you been using technology as a school counselor? […]

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