Promote wellness with middle school students with this Middle School Counselor Poster Package. This set of 10 posters is an affordable and engaging way to get your message across. This poster package is perfect for any middle school. These posters will look great in any office, classroom, or hallway. Printed on high-quality, heavy cardstock with a protective UV coating or on high-quality, peel and stick, non-permanent vinyl.
Data Collection: 5 Useful Tools to Track Progress in School Counseling. Data tracking is crucial to validating your role as a school counselor. Easily track student data in your school counseling program with these 5 tools.
Use this list of free resources to use as social emotional learning activities to help you work with kids and young adults. As a special educator for 10 years, I can say without a doubt that we need more social emotional learning supports for kids and young adults. Some of my best days in the classr
So you finally landed the job out of grad school and are ready to start as a School Counselor. Congrats! It's a difficult profession but you will make a difference in the lives of children, hooray for you! Here is a list of things I wish I knew as a first-year Counselor to hopefully help you.
As a school counseling department, we decided to try an every-other-year approach with two major events because they require a lot of manpower to organize, facilitate, and successfully pull off. One was an in-person career fair ("How to Host a Career Fair Without Losing Your Mind"), and the second was a Mindfulness Day.
Whether your district calls it PBIS, RTI-B, or MTSS-B, chances are, you are providing your students with levels of support. This is a good thing! That said, it’s also another set of things to learn and implement. Especially because it’s often on top of academic MTSS/RTI, and this wasn’t always covered in grad school. The […]
For the last few years, I would say that the majority of my faculty on fully on board with the importance of social emotional learning for their students, and support my role and work. That said, it wasn’t always like that. When I first started, the teachers had some strong and incorrect ideas about what […]
There is some uniqueness between what I talk about as a high school counselor with seniors compared to all other grades. When we get into talking about these
As a school counselor or school social worker, or counseling intern, what classroom activities or lessons do you do at the beginning of the year to start your year off great? In this blog post I’ll review four easy to implement, fun, and engaging meet the counselor, meet the school social worker, and meet the school psychologist lessons and activities to help you build rapport with new classes or groups at the beginning of the year! These lessons can also be used if you come into your role a...
Relational aggression is a frequent issue for young girls and the school counselors that work with them. Teaching girls to handle conflicts, communicate effectively, and evaluate the kind of friend they are essential skills. Confident Counselors give some suggestions and resources for working on these skills.
A crisis can happen at any time and counselors need to be prepared because they are often the ones on the front line when a crisis occurs. See how here...
10 Tips for better classroom management as a school counselor. The things that they didn't teach you in grad school to run a smooth lesson!
5 Tips to setup a beautiful and effective school counseling office! I've pulled together ideas and links for things to make your office rock!
Lets face it as School Counselors we are super busy! These five school counseling tips will help you set up your counseling program to be more efficient and effective through building relationships, tracking data, scheduling, organizing, and preparing.
In this article, I will give you four tips to get started and stay constant with a kick-butt school counseling newsletter! Keep reading...
A school counseling needs assessment helps quantify our impact and plan for future changes. Kate from EduKate and Inspire makes it easy with Google docs.
Have you been wanting to start a Coffee with the Counselor event at your school? It is the perfect way to increase parent involvement and parent engagement. Teach parents the role of the school counselor, invite other mental health professionals to increase knowledge of counseling services.