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Monday Ideas for School Counselors

Weekly articles for school counselors with ideas on how to resolve typical school situations with students, teachers and parents using the solution focused approach.

Look Back to Go Forward

Look Back to Go Forward

Utilize past successes to inspire students' current academic strategies, embodying the solution-focused principle of exception seeking. ...more

Exception Seeking

February 19, 20242 min read

Beyond Locks and Alarms: Embedding Mental Wellness into School Safety Plans

Beyond Locks and Alarms: Embedding Mental Wellness into School Safety Plans

Explore how integrating mental wellness into school safety plans creates a holistic environment for student success. ...more

Mental Health ,School Safety

February 12, 20242 min read

Got Problem-Mania? Problem Busting to the Rescue

Got Problem-Mania? Problem Busting to the Rescue

Explore quick, solution-focused strategies for school counselors to assist overwhelmed teachers and students, focusing on exception hunting and redescription techniques. ...more

Classroom Management ,Teacher Relief

February 05, 20242 min read

How to Turn Complaints Into Solutions

How to Turn Complaints Into Solutions

Discover how school counselors can transform teacher complaints into empowering solution-focused strategies for student success. ...more

Teacher Relief

January 29, 20243 min read

Want Better Conversations?  Talk Less and Just Listen

Want Better Conversations? Talk Less and Just Listen

Enhance your connection with students: learn how active listening and thoughtful conversation can foster deeper understanding and stronger relationships in school settings. ...more

Questions

January 22, 20242 min read

Blur Your Eyes! Expert in Front of You

Blur Your Eyes! Expert in Front of You

Discover the power of seeing beyond problems in school counseling, and recognize the inherent expertise in each individual for a transformative approach. ...more

Respect

January 15, 20242 min read

There Really is an Expert Inside Every Student

There Really is an Expert Inside Every Student

Discover the untapped potential in every student with strategies for recognizing small successes, understanding unique learning styles, and boosting self-esteem, guiding educators to foster a solution... ...more

Motivating Students ,Exception Seeking

January 08, 20243 min read

‘Tis the Season to Reflect!

‘Tis the Season to Reflect!

Reflect on your impact as an educator this semester. Embrace the holidays to rejuvenate and prepare for a solution-focused new year. ...more

Teacher Relief

December 11, 20231 min read

Illuminating the Unseen: A Noteworthy Approach

Illuminating the Unseen: A Noteworthy Approach

Discover the transformative power of acknowledging unseen dedication in educational settings, inspiring a culture of recognition. ...more

Motivating Students ,Respect

December 04, 20232 min read

The COPE Squad: Empowering Students through Personal Coping Strategies

The COPE Squad: Empowering Students through Personal Coping Strategies

Explore the COPE Squad's journey in empowering students to discover and share personal coping strategies. ...more

Mental Health

November 27, 20233 min read

Pushing Through: Lessons in Resilience Before the Holiday Break

Pushing Through: Lessons in Resilience Before the Holiday Break

Discover how a simple conversation can unlock a child's ability to push through tough situations. This post shares insights into coping mechanisms and the power of looking forward to the joys after a ... ...more

Questions ,Exception Seeking

November 13, 20234 min read

Being Cyberbullied? Buckle up Your Heart

Being Cyberbullied? Buckle up Your Heart

Discover how a young boy's creative coping strategy can inspire those facing cyberbullying. ...more

Questions ,Exception Seeking

November 06, 20233 min read

Need to Change Someone Else? Try Being Your Authentic Self

Need to Change Someone Else? Try Being Your Authentic Self

When educators reveal their authentic selves, they create genuine connections. Discover how a simple act can transform relationships at school. ...more

Change ,Motivating Students

October 30, 20232 min read

"Did You Borrow a Magic Wand?”

"Did You Borrow a Magic Wand?”

Linda’s exploration of enduring challenges during a massive book project emphasizes the underacknowledged strength in us all. ...more

Questions

October 23, 20232 min read

On Becoming “Cool”

On Becoming “Cool”

Find out how to become the "cool" presence for challenging students and guide them toward their best selves. ...more

Questions ,Respect

October 15, 20232 min read

Practical tools and strategies for school counselors to help students achieve their goals

Practical tools and strategies for school counselors to help students achieve their goals

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