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A School Counselor Friendship Lunch Bunch Linky Party

Heather Thomas Program Management, School Counseling 0 Comments

The ever inspiring Tabitha, from Scrapbook of a School Counselor, has put together a lunch bunch linky party so we can check out what each other is doing (and hopefully grab an idea or two!) A lunch bunch may look different for different counselors, but basically a lunch bunch is a group of students who meet with the school counselor/social worker during lunch time with a specific goal in mind. Goals vary from group to group…one lunch bunch may be a one-time “meet and greet” for new or transitioning students or a 12-week social skills group. Long story short, lunch …

Comprehensive Social Skills Checklist

Response to Intervention: The Ultimate Social Skills Checklist

Heather Thomas Program Management 3 Comments

I have learned (the hard way) that not all social skill deficits are one & the same. In an effort to save time, I tried to have grade level social skills groups. It seemed like a good idea at the time, but once my groups got underway it became pretty clear that the children in my groups had very different skill sets. There I was, trying to save time by teaching all of my students social skills at the same time. While struggling to meet the needs of my students and keep them engaged, I had to ask myself, “Was …