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Mindfulness can help students increase their academic performance, develop social skills, and provide them with coping mechanisms to handle they stressors. Mindfulness can also help students become more confident because as they learn to control their emotions and learn to self-regulate, they feel better about navigating life’s difficult situation. I
A few months ago, a couple of my students asked me if I would talk to my administration to see if we would be able to start a GSA–or Gender-Sexuality Alliance also known as Gay-Straight Alliance. They wanted to have a place for students to come together in a safe place
Affirmations are words we say to ourselves to affirm our self-worth. What we tell ourselves reinforces our self-esteem and can be either positive or negative. It’s important to help our students build a positive mindset. Our mindsets becomes our belief systems about ourselves and if we work at telling ourselves positive affirmations,
I spend a lot of time teaching students coping strategies. One of the things I want to make sure they learn is how to self regulate their emotions when they are feeling stressed. I want them to know what to do when they are in class and they begin to
Each year I go into the 8th-grade classrooms for 3 days to talk about mindset, goals setting, and future planning. This year I wanted to throw a new twist on Growth Mindset, so I decided to challenge all the classes with an Escape Room. The evil Dr. Dread has broken
Here is my presentation and links to the different tech tools that will help you to be a tech-savvy school counselor. For Notetaking/ Inspiration and Ideas/Lesson Planning: • Evernote– • PollEverywhere • Livebinders • Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/ • Dropbox For Presentations and Newsletter: • Emaze– • Prezi • HaikuDeck – • Powtoon– • YouTube YouTube Downloader–
I have really seen the benefits of using mindfulness techniques with students. I have a calm down corner in my room, and have taught all my groups coping strategies using mindfulness. I’m always on the lookout for new strategies and programs that will compliment what I already do. I am
It’s important to help students understand the importance of empathy–especially with the recent natural disasters, the shootings, and the political climate. One song I love that reminds me of this premise is Michael Jackson’s “Man In The Mirror”. If you want to make changes, you have to look at
If I handed you a piece of paper, a pencil, and 13 small Lego pieces, would you think that you could teach team building, self-control, and listening during a lunchtime group? Not only is it possible, but it is a fun activity your kids will love. I did this activity
Most students I see, whether it’s for a social skills group, drama problems, academic troubles, family groups, or friendship issues, all seem to have one thing in common. Their self-confidence has taken a hit somewhere along the line. If we can help them to feel better about themselves, then we
Fidget Spinners are all the rage these days. They are in every grocery store, gas station, and school. Kids can’t seem to get enough of them– mine included, but, do they really help? Pros of fidget spinners: Kids Feel Socially Accepted – If a student has a fidget spinner, they are