Tag: School Counseling Program Mgt

  • 10 Things School Counselors Can Do Now to Prepare for Next Year

    10 Things School Counselors Can Do Now to Prepare for Next Year

    School counselors are pulled in multiple directions throughout the school year. As the end of the year approaches, it can be very tempting to shove all of your unfiled notes and documents into the far reaches of your desk or in exchange for fun in the sun. Yes, summer break is a perk (of the…

  • Seize the Moment: The Art of Failing Forward

    Seize the Moment: The Art of Failing Forward

    Typically, we associate “seizing the moment” with some sort of victory. I’m not talking about that kind of “seize the moment”. I’m talking about the moments in life when we fall flat on our face, when we feel like crawling under the covers for the next 48 hours (or so), when we question why we…

  • Online Professional Learning Communities for School Counselors

    As the only elementary school counselor in my district, traveling between three buildings, it is really hard to not take on the “lone wolf” mentality. Even though teachers and administrators are there to support our students’ emotional, social, and behavioral development, let’s face it…it’s not the same as talk’n shop with other counselors. Andrea from…

  • A School Counselor Friendship Lunch Bunch Linky Party

    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 lunchtime 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…

  • Elementary School Counselor Introduction Lesson

    **Please Note: You must scroll to the bottom of this post and click on the text link to download the presentation. I am not able to individually email copies of the presentation at this time.**  A new school year brings another round of School Counselor Intro lessons. Last year, I attempted to combine my meet…

  • Elementary Counseling – Open House PR

    Open houses are a great way to inform parents and students about your elementary counseling program My 3 schools usually have their open houses on the same day and I have to rotate schools each year. This leaves two of my buildings without a “counselor presence”. In order to take reach more students and parents, I…

  • School Counseling Needs Assessment

    School Counseling Needs Assessment

    Conducting a school counseling needs assessment is a vital step in running a successful counseling program. In fact, needs assessments should be the backbone of every school counseling program. Why Needs Assessments Are Important Establish baseline data Identify areas that need the most support Prioritize time and resources to high-needs areas Can be given over…

  • 36 Must-Have Experiences for School Counseling Interns

    36 Must-Have Experiences for School Counseling Interns

    The beginning of the school year is an exciting time for school counseling interns. With all of the excitement of learning new things and getting your first taste of the best job in the world, it’s all too easy to miss out on resume padding experiences. Ultimately, you should try to gain as many experiences as…

  • 20 Things School Counselors Should Do Before School Starts

    20 Things School Counselors Should Do Before School Starts

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  • 10 Tips for Landing a School Counseling Job

    10 Tips for Landing a School Counseling Job

    Getting hired as a school counselor can be difficult in today’s job market. However, difficult does not mean impossible! Read below for 10 tips to help you land a school counseling job. There are a lot of really good suggestions for school counselors who are looking for a job on some of the school counseling…