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

March 5, 2019

15 Strategies to Help Kids Deal with Stress

Are you working with totally stressed out students in school counseling? Check out these 15 strategies to help kids deal with stress! Stress management for kids is important in elementary school, middle school, and high school. Help kids cope with stress with these 15 stress busting coping skills.

During the second quarter of the school year, I started talking to my seventh graders about stress. We did a simple self-assessment and nearly all of my students were reporting high levels of stress about things like school work and interpersonal problems. This is of course not unique to my students. According to a study […]

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March 3, 2019

Spice Up Your Classroom Guidance Lessons

Engaging classroom guidance lessons

Classroom guidance lessons can be tricky. You are not in each classroom frequently enough to develop consistent routines, every classroom has their own dynamic, and your lessons might be, well a bit boring. Check out tips from four Confident Counselors about how they spice up their classroom guidance lessons.Get Them MovingTo spice up classroom guidance […]

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February 28, 2019

Making The Most Out Of Non-Counseling Duties

In a perfect non-counseling duties would not be part of our schedule. There can be an upside to tasks that do not require our advanced degrees. Keep reading to see how three Confident Counselors make the most our of non-counseling duties.Build RelationshipsAny non-counseling duty can quickly become a chance for building authentic relationships with students […]

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February 20, 2019

3 Powerful Reasons for Teaching Mindfulness

Powerful Reasons for Teaching Mindfulness to Kids

What is mindfulness? Simply put, it’s the ability to pay attention to the present moment, without any judgment. Although it may seem like a simple task, it’s actually getting harder and harder to practice in our digital world.  We used to get bored waiting in line, so we would sit and enjoy a simple moment. We might smile […]

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February 18, 2019

Creating Buy-In for Social Emotional Learning

Are you working on creating buy-in for social-emotional learning at your school? This post is for you to share with other educators in your building to spread the word about why Social Emotional Learning is important. Think about the best job you’ve ever had. It could be in your education career, it could be at […]

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February 10, 2019

Kindness Books We Love

favorite books on kindness

We love using kindness books in classroom lessons and in counseling sessions. We asked Laura from The Pawsitive School Counselor and Carol Miller, The Middle School Counselor to share their go to children’s books on kindness. Check to see if they some of your favorites too.Kindness Books for Younger StudentsWhen it comes to kindness, caring, […]

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February 1, 2019

How do you build relationships with teachers?

Building relationships with teachers as a school counselor

A school counselor’s relationships with the teachers in their building is so important for student success. These ideas from Chelsey, Rebecca, Brandy, and Laura will definitely help you build strong relationships with teachers this year.Connecting with TeachersConnecting with teachers is so important, but with all of the other responsibilities we have, it can quickly go […]

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January 28, 2019

7 Tips For School Counseling With ELL Students

school counseling with ELL students

While the ELL population is growing by leaps and bounds within US public schools, most school counselors don’t receive any sort of specialized training in how to work with these students or their families. School counseling with ELL students isn’t hugely different or difficult but there are certainly some tips, tricks, and best practices that […]

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