Revamping School Counseling Lessons: Infusing Halloween Excitement into Learning
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6M ago
? Ah, Halloween, that mystical time of year when the air is heavy with excitement, and the eerie anticipation of dressing up, collecting sweets, and sharing spine-tingling tales fills the hearts of our elementary students. As school counselors, we wield a potent wand – one that can transform this Halloween fervor into a way of teaching life's most vital lessons. Let's unravel the secrets of harnessing Halloween's enchantment to stir up enthusiasm for learning, especially during these weeks when holiday festivities tend to cast a captivating spell that diverts students’ attention from their ..read more
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Seasonal SEL Lessons: Bringing Joy and Learning into School Counseling
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7M ago
Hey there Creative Friends! Isn't it just the most exciting time of the year? The leaves are turning gold, there's a crisp chill in the air, and pumpkin-spiced everything is back on the menu. Yep, you guessed it - it's officially fall, y'all! ?? And that means it's the perfect time to jump right into the exciting world of seasonal lessons! But you might be wondering, what's the big hype? Well, grab your favorite cozy sweater and a warm drink because I'm about to share all the wonderful benefits of making seasonally-themed lessons that'll have you excited too! ? Engaged and Excited Students ..read more
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Project PEACE: Setting Up a Peer Mediation Program for Conflict Resolution in Schools
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10M ago
Conflict happens, and schools are no exception. But what if we could equip students with the skills to resolve disputes in a positive way? That's where peer mediation comes in. In this blog post, we'll discuss what peer mediation is, how it can be integrated into a Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS), and why it's a game-changer for kids, both in the short and long term. What's Peer Mediation? Peer mediation is like having your own conflict resolution superheroes at school. Trained student mediators step in to help their peers who are caught up in a disagreement. They remain neutral and gui ..read more
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Meet the School Counselor: Making Meaningful Connections Using an Emojis Introduction Lesson
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10M ago
?? Hello, Amazing School Counselors! ? Are you ready to embark on an exciting new school year and connect with your students in a unique way? Get ready to have some fun as we explore the world of school counseling using emojis! ?✨ ?? Building Trust and Comfort: First, let's focus on building trust and making our students feel comfortable. We want them to see us as their trusted allies, someone they can rely on for support. When they feel at ease with us, they'll open up about their thoughts, worries, and challenges without hesitation. Together, we'll create a safe space where they can seek gu ..read more
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Unlocking Academic Success: The Significance of Understanding Learning Styles for Primary Students
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10M ago
Hey there, fellow educators! As champions of young learners, we have the incredible opportunity to shape their educational journeys and help them tap into their true potential. Join me as we uncover the different ways our little ones learn and explore practical strategies to support their individual learning preferences.Understanding Learning Styles for Primary-Age Students: We all know that each child is unique, and their learning styles are no exception. By recognizing and addressing their diverse learning preferences, we can ignite their love for learning and ensure their academic success ..read more
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Revealing Your Learning Superpowers: Discovering Your Learning Style and Boosting Academic Success
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10M ago
Our mission is to help students reach their full potential, and one secret weapon we have is uncovering their unique learning styles—their very own "learning superpowers." By helping students discover their superpowers, we can empower them to study smarter, understand better, and conquer any learning challenge that comes their way.  Unmasking Your Learning Style: So how do students figure out their learning style? The first step is to complete a learning styles inventory. Think of it as an epic quest that reveals the secrets of your individual learning process. The inventory presents ..read more
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Enhance School Counseling Notes: Simplify Your Documentation Process!
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10M ago
Conveniently Capture Counseling Hey there! I've got something really cool to share with you, especially if you're a busy school counselor like me. You know how important it is to keep up with student meetings and have a system in place to organize all that information, right? Well, that's exactly why I created a School Counseling Notes Google Form. I needed a quick and efficient way to document student meetings and stay organized, as well as, being able to quickly search for previous meetings and utilize the data to refine my school counseling program. Seamless Searchability Imagine this ..read more
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Unmasking Superhero Support: Why Elementary Students Need to Know their School Counselor!
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10M ago
Attention, fellow School Counselor Superheroes! We all know how essential it is for our elementary students to get to know us, their trusted superheroic counselors. So, hold on to your capes and prepare for an epic journey as I reveal why this connection is more crucial than ever, and how we can make it happen in true superhero fashion! Establishing Trust and Comfort: First and foremost, we need to establish trust and comfort with our little sidekicks. They need to see us as their unwavering allies, someone they can rely on in times of need. When they know us and feel at ease with us, th ..read more
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Red Ribbon Week: Celebrating and Empowering Healthy Choices for a Drug-Free Future
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10M ago
  Hey there, awesome educators! I'm here to chat about an opportunity that gives us a chance to make a real difference in our students' lives: Red Ribbon Week. It's all about teaching kids how to make healthy choices and avoid the yucky stuff that can mess them up. So, grab a seat, and let’s talk about why Red Ribbon Week is so important and how it has evolved over the years. Red Ribbon Week started back in 1985 as a way to honor DEA agent Enrique "Kiki" Camarena, who sadly lost his life fighting against drug trafficking. People in his community wore red ribbons as a symbol of their c ..read more
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Do You know Your Students? Creating a Student Needs Assessment
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11M ago
  Every year we complete a beginning of the year Student Needs Assessment. It helps us understand our students’ needs. We used to do this by paper and pencil and spent tons of time compiling the data. But now we have GOOGLE and we are working smarter not harder! I created a survey by using Google forms. Google makes collecting data quick and easy! I love using this form because it only takes one - two minutes for students to complete and Google will compile the results for you! Now we have more time to spend with students! Looking at the compiled results helps us identify potenti ..read more
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