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Wrapping Up Your School Counseling Year

  180 days.  It seems like school just started.  Well, maybe it seems like an eternity ago.  However, your feeling, though, there are a few things to do before heading for summer and prepping for next year.   1.  Gather your data.  Put together an End Of Year Counseling Report.  Include

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Teaching Students How To Manage Stress

  Let’s face it, we all have stress.  It can wear us down, leave us in tears, or push us to making unhealthy choices.   But, learning how to handle it makes all the difference.  When we teach kids these skills the most important thing to do is introduce the topic, explain

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5 Awesome Games to Help Connect with Students Virtually

There is no doubt that our students love playing games. Some of my favorite sessions are spent playing games with students and intertwining counseling skills, of course!   Playing games is a great way to make connections with students. Not only is it fun, but you are building social skills,

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How to Celebrate National School Counseling Week

Today, I was talking to another counselor and she was worried that her school was going to forget all about honoring her during School Counselor Week. I gently reminder her that next week started National School Counseling Week not Counselor’s Week. You see, there is a big difference. The week

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Going to ASCA? What you need to know!

Going to conferences are invigorating, inspiring, and hectic.  Believe it or not, I’m pretty shy.  I know a lot of people, but I’d much prefer to stay home than go to large parties, and I get anxious in new environments.  BUT. . .I love going to the ASCA annual conference

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Summer Reading For School Counselors (Part 1)

I have several lists for you about summer reading for school counselors.  This is part 1 of a 3 part series. Summer is a great time to catch up on your reading.  If you are like me, you’re not just reading books for professional growth, but you are also reading

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Easing Test Anxiety and Stress as a School Counselor

Help!  Our kids are stressing about the test! Have you heard this plea from the teachers in your building?  I know I have!  Because I don’t have my own classroom, it’s also hard to sometimes address this on a full-scale need.  There are some kids that always seem to be

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Counseling Office Storage Solutions

If you are like me, time is of essence and storing and searching for counseling materials needs to efficient, quick and easy.  Any time searching for something is lost time, so materials need to be ready to go at all times. I’ll show you some of my favorite storage ideas

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