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

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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December 12, 2018

Time Savers for School Counselors

Save time as a school counselor by standardizing repeated tasks, batching, and maintaining your schedule. Check out these time savers for school counselors.

School counselors are pulled in lots of different directions. There is always a crisis on a Friday afternoon. How do you maximize your time with students and minimize time spent on less necessary tasks? Check out ways to create routines, prepare ahead of time, and stick to your schedule. Create Routines and Batch TasksMy biggest time […]

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