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

September 21, 2018

Creative School Counseling Bulletin Boards

Do you put up school counseling bulletin boards? Do you have boards on growth mindset, friendship, or your school motto? Let's share ideas for bulletin boards!

I love seeing creative, engaging, and interactive school counseling bulletin boards. There are so many great ideas. Check out some Confident Counselors favorites and share your favorite school counseling bulletin boards on Instagram using the hashtag #confidentcounselorsbulletinboards. Interactive and All YearI think the best bulletin boards are the ones you can leave up all year […]

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September 19, 2018

What Parent Events Have You Done At Your School?

As a school counselor what parent events have you done? Running parent events can be a great way for a school counselor to extend and reinforce their school counseling program. Here are some ideas for parent events school counselors can run.

Do you host parents events at your school? Are you thinking about it? Parents events can be a great way to build community, extend your school counseling program, and provide services for families.Regular ProgrammingThis year, I was trained on the “7 Habits of Highly Successful Families”. I think this is spot on for our district. […]

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September 10, 2018

Ditch the Desks: Get Your Students Up and Moving in Your Counseling Lessons

Get your students moving during counseling lessons! Maximize engagement with hands-on movement based counseling activities for retention and student buy-in.

If you find yourself reaching for worksheets for classroom guidance lessons and you’re noticing that students are lacking interest or engagement, it’s time to ditch the desks! Getting your students moving to learn and practice the skills you’re targeting in counseling instruction will boost engagement and have your students begging for more classroom guidance time. […]

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September 7, 2018

School Counselors, Do You Lead Student Clubs?

Student clubs and groups can be an excellent way for school counselors to connect with students, target their counseling program, and meet school needs.

Student clubs can be an excellent way to connect with students, expand your school counseling program, and address a school wide need. What clubs have you organized or led?Peer LeadersWhen I was working in a grades 7-8 school, I co-led a Peer Leaders club. We trained students to be positive influences on their peers, stand […]

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September 4, 2018

Creating a Calm Corner In Your Counseling Office

creating a calming corner in your counseling office

If you have space, a calm corner is a great addition to your counseling office. It provides a safe place where students can practice calming strategies and improve self-regulation. You also get to provide more support and instruction than might be possible in a classroom.Make It CozyThe calm corner should be comfortable and soothing. Pillows, […]

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August 31, 2018

What do you do for back to school night?

As a school counselor what do you do for back to school night? Do you give a presentation about your school counseling program, set up a booth where parents can ask questions about the roles of a school counselor?

What do you do for back to school night or open house at your school? Do you give a presentation, visit classrooms, setup a table or booth? This is a great opportunity to provide parents with information, be a familiar face, and advocate for your role. Presentation & TableFor Back to School Night, I present my […]

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