Ever feel like your group and individual sessions can feel a little too loose? A little unplanned? Using routines during your sessions may be an incredible help. They save time

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Working with a co-counselor can be such a wonderful part of our jobs. We have someone who understands our job's ups and downs, can brainstorm, and together we are better

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Parent buy-in for counseling services can be challenging in many communities. Some parents comes with preconceived ideas about counseling and what school counselors do. Our roles and the mental health

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Do you have a school counselor library? Children’s books can be so helpful to explain abstract or challenging concepts. Students connect with the characters and remember the message of the

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Being a school counselor is a difficult job. Add in being split between different buildings and we really will need that fairy dust everyone thinks we have. It takes some

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Involving parents in your school counseling program and in the school in general can often get overlooked. I remember the story of a principal who had a student absentee problem.

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Positive thinking can be the difference between a student persisting with a challenging activity and stopping too soon. As counselors, we can directly work on building a student's positive thinking,

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High stakes state testing can generate a lot of anxiety for students and adults alike. Counselors are uniquely prepared to support students so they have the strategies to manage this

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