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

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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November 26, 2018

Supporting Staff as a School Counselor

Has your school experienced loss, been effected by natural disasters, or had a particularly stressful year? If so, you know the feeling of seeing your staff overwhelmed by stress. What can you do to help? Take Care of Yourself First, put your own oxygen mask on before assisting others. Assess the stressor that is happening […]

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November 2, 2018

Strategies for When Teachers Over Refer Students

How do you handle school counseling referrals? How about a teacher who refers students all the time? Check out these tips from Confident Counselors on how to help a teacher make better referrals for school counseling services.

Part of tiered school counseling services are school counseling referrals from teachers. Getting teachers to make referrals can be a challenge. You can also have teachers who refer way more students than they should. Check out these tips from Laura and Rebecca for how to work with teachers to make necessary referrals.Work With ThemI often […]

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October 31, 2018

Self Regulation Counseling Activities

self regulation activities for school counseling. How do you teach students to regulate their emotions and actions. Emotion regulation is a difficult skill and students benefit from explicit teaching to learning to identify feelings, learn coping strategies, and determine how to manage their feelings.

Self regulation is a key skill for students (and adults). As school counselors, we have a great opportunity to target these skills in the classroom, small groups, and in individual counseling. Keep reading for ideas for self regulation counseling activities from 5 Confident Counselors.Build a PlanMost students who were referred to me for counseling struggled […]

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October 17, 2018

College and Career Activities for Middle School

Discovering interests, exploring careers, and learning about colleges are ways to help middle school students become college and career ready.

Middle school students are my favorite! All that energy and enthusiasm. They are like sponges, just soaking up new ideas and wanting to know more! According to recent research, middle school is the prime time to promote college and career readiness. Getting students to envision their lives five or ten years down the road is […]

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