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

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 30, 2019

10 Quick and Easy Group Counseling Activities

Group counseling planning is a breeze with these 10 quick & easy group counseling activities. Students will love these easy to prep and engaging activities.

Do you ever find yourself in need of quick and easy group counseling activities? Of course, you do.  It’s easy to picture: it’s Monday morning and you have a list of group counseling activities and plans to print, but there’s a long line at the copier. A student makes a disclosure and Child Protective Services […]

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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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November 30, 2018

Favorite Career Development Resources

Career development resources for elementary school.

How do you introduce and explore careers with students? Do you have some favorite career development resources you use every year? Counselor Keri and Mrs. Bell The Crafty Counselor share their go to resources below. Keep reading!Exploring CareersI like to teach career as a self-exploration unit so that students can first identify their own interests, […]

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November 28, 2018

7 Video Clips to Hook Students into a Teasing Lesson

Use video clips to introduce a lesson on teasing

Teasing between peers can be an ongoing battle causing chaos in the classroom. It’s important to educate students on the difference between playful and mean teasing. Improving student communication can greatly improve classroom culture. To assure student engagement, try using a video clip to introduce this important topic. Using a hook like a video is […]

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