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
Category: Kindness Project
If you are looking for a way to get students involved, to come together to help a great cause, and help bring your own school community closer, then this might be it! My friend, Kathryn Hoover, from Washtenaw International High School & Middle Academy in Ypsilanti, Michigan did a really
ren·e·gade ˈrenəˌɡād/ noun 1. a person who deserts and betrays an organization, country, or set of principles. synonyms: traitor, defector, deserter, turncoat, rebel, mutineer “he was denounced as a renegade” adjective 1. having treacherously changed allegiance. “a renegade bodyguard” synonyms: treacherous, traitorous, disloyal, treasonous, rebel, mutinous “renegade troops” If you look at the definition, most people wouldn’t want to be
While searching for Kindness Activities, I fell upon the JNP Project. I really liked what I saw. Then a little while later I saw they were connected to the School Counselor groups on Facebook. I asked Dona Rudderow Sturn, who leads the group if she would be willing to talk to
Because most bullying happens outside of classrooms, No Name-Calling Week is most effective as a school wide project. Though classroom activities are at the heart of the program, making your entire school—instead of an individual classroom—a name-calling free zone will strengthen the program message and dramatically increase the safety and well-being of students.
The Lunch Bunch groups and I finished our Holiday Project. We made cards for a local nursing home. The cards all feature a pop-out tree. These cards were super easy, and really are super cute. I can’t wait to bring them to the nursing facility for the residents. To make
December is a busy month in my office. Our Giving Tree (See more posts about the Giving Tree Here and Here) is up, and I am starting to collect presents. In addition, I have a mountain of clothing stacked up in one corner of the suite room that I have
On our Elementary School Counselor Exchange Facebook Group, a friend, Kim Anderson, posted a message asking for post cards to help a school during their time of grief. There was a shooting in their district and the lives of two young men were lost. They are asking for words of
I believe it is important as a school counselor to help students find their voice. I like to listen to what they have to say. Middle Schoolers are very insightful young people. They still have a sense of fairness and responsibility, yet they still are full of innocence and youth.