Category: Colleague Sharing

Counseling Youth With Depression

I just found an amazing website that I thought I’d share with you.  It’s called Counseling Youth With Depression.  It seems like more and more students each year suffer from depression. . .well maybe it’s not more each year, but I think as a society we are more aware of

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Counseling and A Quiet Spot

Sometimes, I find that I really don’t need to talk to kids; sometimes they are already talked out.  They have shared their story a hundred times already, and while they may need a place to collect and put themselves back together, they really just need a quiet spot.  Sometimes this

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I Feel BINGO. . .now better than before!

A lot of people have asked for this BINGO game.  When I first posted it last year, I did know that I had mistakes in it: words duplicated on boards, missing emotions for the calling cards, some calling card emotions were listed twice. . .Anyway, I have added more boards,

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Borrowed Lessons: Our Jobland: Career Cluster Lesson

Welcome to what is the first of what I hope to be many future guest posts in a new series on my blog called: Borrowed Lessons.  “Borrowed Lessons” are favorite lessons taught by other school counselors, here called our “Lesson Leaders.” It’s a great way to share resources without having

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Thursday’s Message ~ National School Counseling Week

Here is today’s message.  I also think my treats are a hit.   I thought it was cute when teachers were coming down with their “Free Pass To Guidance” which I handed out in mailboxes before I went home on Tuesday. What’s your Thursday plan?Join in the conversation: The Middle School

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What It Means To Make A Difference

Barbara Gruener writes an awesome blog, The Corner on Character, and she contacted me asking if I would write a guest post.  Needless to say, I was very honored and jumped at the chance to do so.  Barbara’s blog is wonderful.  She has so many examples and posts about ways

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Happy Birthday To Me. . .and a giveaway for you!

Wow!  It’s been one year since I launched The Middle School Counselor Blog.  Honestly, sometimes I can’t believe I made it to this milestone.  It has been largely due to YOU.  I have over 160,000 hits and visitors from over 100 different countries.  From the stats I know most of

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My 1st Newsletter To Faculty!

I put together newsletters for each marking period to send home to parents, but I have yet to send anything to my colleagues that I work with.  I am not sure why this is the case. Granted I meet with each team once a week, but usually we are so

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Join In The Haiku Deck Link Up!

Technology is a must for school counselors.  Everyday I try to learn something new.  I am eager to expand my knowledge of technology because I really believe in the philosophy of working smarter, not harder.  With so many new programs out there, there are lots of new things to try. 

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Smore Linky Party

Francience Sabens from School Counselor Space blog has put together this smore Linky Party.  If you haven’t heard of smore or used it now is your chance.  Basically, smore is an online flyer program that can be used as an an effective and efficient way for schools to share announcements, events, and

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