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Our Hidden Beauty

My lunch bunch groups were talking about what makes us special and unique.  Here is a recent lesson that I did with them that teaches about looking beyond our first glance and looking deeper.To begin, I had students take a piece of paper and their favorite color marker.  I asked

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Getting Ready For 4th Grade Visitors!

Each year we have our fourth graders come for a visit.  It’s part of our transition to middle school.  It takes a lot of planning and putting together, but it is a special program for both the current 5th graders and our soon to be 5th graders.Starting in January, I

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New T-shirts are here!

A few counselors on our Facebook pages have asked for a new t-shirt.  Well, here it is!  Each shirt will give a donation to the School Counselor Community Scholarship, where Jeff, The Counseling Geek and I will send as many counselors as we can to the ASCA conference next year!

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Why Bother Celebrating National School Counseling Week?

For the weeks that led up to today I have been reading post after post about celebrating #NSCW16. Many colleagues have stated, “Why should I celebrate National School Counseling Week?  After all, isn’t it a week of appreciation for me?  Don’t I deserve the recognition?  We appreciate our teachers, why

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National School Counseling Week 2016– Tuesday Message

Here is my message for the teachers’ mailboxes.  I tried to incorporate this year’s NSCW theme: School Counseling: The Recipe For Success into my message.  Also today’s #NCSW16 photo challenge was to “put the school in school counselor.”  (My son is helping me stress the importance of the words–School Counselor.)

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National School Counseling Week 2016 — Monday

Today is Monday, Feb. 1, 2016 and it’s the start of National School Counseling Week.  I want to emphasize “Counseling” and not”Counselor” Week.  There is a big difference.  Today is the start of a week long effort to promote our profession and to let others know the great work that

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SMART Guidance Programs–Curriculum Review

   Smart Guidance is an interactive computer/smart board program for school counseling.  It can be used with individual students, with small groups, and with classrooms and larger groups.  There are sound effects and animations that help to engage students and topics included from study skills, self-regulation, anger management, peer pressure,

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