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In the Middle of Doing Well

May 01, 20231 min read

Last week, I discussed ways for you to begin finishing up the school year well. This week, let’s get into the middle of finishing well, and stretch that idea to help your teachers and students do the same.

The idea for this activity came from a school counselor here in Texas, who told me about a project where she helped teachers and students to notice what they and their peers did well while counting down the days to the end of school. In fact, I liked her idea so much, I made her a keynote at my school counseling conference this coming July! Her name is Alice Cedillo! I appreciate her for the ideas behind this Monday Ideas note.

Countdowns are fun. After all, there are still tests to give, reports to submit, student projects to finish and plans for next year to complete. We’re not done yet! So, let’s get through it… well.

Here’s a note that you can send to your teachers today. 

Click this link to download a copy of Countdown to Success

They will think you are pretty awesome! Of course, you are!

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Dr Linda Metcalf

Linda Metcalf is the best-selling author of Counseling Toward Solutions and 10 other books. Linda is a former middle school teacher, all-level certified school counselor, licensed professional counselor supervisor, and licensed marriage and family therapist in the State of Texas. She is a Professor at Texas Wesleyan University.

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