Building Safe School Communities: Our Circle of Care

Building Safe School Communities: Our Circle of Care

…t my school This need for a consultation platform drove me to seek out the help of my colleagues. I approached my admin and proposed the idea that we hold bi-weekly meetings to discuss our at-promise students and how to best support them holistically at school while doing our best to hook them up with support for when they are at home. Our team meets every other Tuesday morning for about an hour and has a standing meeting scheduled during that…

Support School Counselors: The Great SC|CS Coffee Challenge

Support School Counselors: The Great SC|CS Coffee Challenge

…nselor Community Scholarship has facilitated the collection of donations (over $8,000 so far) and distribution of those donations to over 26 worthy recipients as of 2017. This scholarship is possible due to the outpouring of support from the community of school counselors and like-minded businesses. The American School Counselor Association National Scholarship happening in Denver on July 8-11, 2017 will have over 3,000 excited and energized…

10 Insanely Easy Ways to Infuse Technology in Your School Counseling Program

10 Insanely Easy Ways to Infuse Technology in Your School Counseling Program

…key. Most young teens and millennials are not tech experts – but we do two things well. We are not afraid to try new things and we won’t let a hiccup stop us. We will search Google, help forums, ask friends, call support, and create solutions if we cannot find one. A true growth mindset. However, those with a fixed tech mindset will freeze as soon as something happens. Their email stops working, printer gets disconnected or internet…

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National School Counseling Week Gift Ideas for School Counselor Super Heroes

National School Counseling Week Gift Ideas for School Counselor Super Heroes

…or the two numbers of the current year at the end) Don’t let their hard work go unnoticed. A kind word, a coffee, some cookies are always nice. There are also nice things that you can buy that not only help us know you support us but also allow us to support our profession! Check out some great shopping ideas for your school counselors below to help celebrate National School Counseling Week. For other great shopping ideas – check out…

Mission Scholarship – Support Me Sending School Counselors to ASCA 2014

Mission Scholarship – Support Me Sending School Counselors to ASCA 2014

Last year you helped me raise enough money to help send Megan Kelly to ASCA 2013 in Philadelphia, PA by helping her with the registration consts and you can read about her experience here. This year, I am upping the ante – I want to raise enough funds to send two counselors to ASCA 2014 in Orlando, FL. That means my goal is to reach at least $700 by January 31 ($349 per registration for ASCA members). I know that many of you pay for for…

Fundraising Update: Thank you to our supporters so far!

Fundraising Update: Thank you to our supporters so far!

…and opened up so many opportunities to collaborate with great colleagues. An generous yet anonymous donor has also contributed at the Bronze level. Thank you for supporting school counselors! We could not do it without your support. Please support our sponsors and say thank you! I will be featuring some of our great sponsors and their sites/programs in upcoming blog posts as a thank you to donating to helping counselors out. The blog author,…

Driving Change Starts with You – #SC|CS16

Driving Change Starts with You – #SC|CS16

…p; No donation is too large or too small to drive change in school counseling. From the cost of a coffee ($5) to the cost of the fancy machine that makes the coffee ($5,000) – 100% of funds goes to school counselors to support attending ASCA 2016 in New Orleans. Please consider sharing your coffee with a colleague and donating today. We are counting on you! A good scholarship depends on donations from invested and interested partners, but…

Finding the balance – What is your school counseling style?

Finding the balance – What is your school counseling style?

…er as a connection they trust on campus. How awesome is that!?! We work hand in hand (figuratively) with the support of our student social/emotional needs. Our school uses the RTI model and we have expanded it to our student support team as well. Hilary is primarily our Tier 1 Support along with me in the classrooms. Students can talk to her about a rough day, take a break, get tea, etc. When students are seen that fall into our more needy…

ANFSCD: Moment of Self Reflection

ANFSCD: Moment of Self Reflection

…nals on site who knew exactly what to do with students and I was most likely the least trained of the group in grief/loss, but feel like because I was the counselor on site, should have taken more of a direct role in student support. Has anyone else been in a similar situation or spot? I think we all fell into good places as a team and the students were well supported, but thinking forward to the next situation – I wonder where my place…

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