The intent of this blog was to compile cool ideas and links to great resources! Somehow I made it a list of amazing counseling sites/blogs (the description is slightly off, but the publicity is nice). Such an honor, especially since I am quite new to blogging (and counseling too)! Just wanted to send out a BIG thanks to anyone who has viewed this blog!!! Check it out ... there are 100 sites on this link and so many are amazing!!!!
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Thursday, September 13, 2012
As the new school year is in full swing, and referrals are beginning to make their way in, I wanted to come up with a cool way to help kids (immediately) with all of those useful strategies that we teach day-in and day-out. Since I can't see every student right away, for those who just need some reminders of strategies I created these "Be A Gecko Problem-Solver" cards. I heart these cards! On the back of the card are 11 strategies kids can try to solve their problem. There is also a reminder at the bottom to seek an adult if their is a safety concern, otherwise the good-ole standby of "try three before me" can be used. They just arrived. I think I will give one to each teacher to put in the classroom. What do you guys think?
Sunday, September 2, 2012
I've really enjoyed discovering so many amazing School Counseling blogs this summer. I've added some things that I hope you will enjoy, including this awesome book shelf of some of my most favorite books to use in counseling. In addition I finally figured out how to put the Pin It button with each of my posts. So, if you find one of my posts to be helpful and you would like to pass it along please hit Pin It and add to your Pinterest page.
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
So happy I stumbled upon this one! Here's a screen capture of one of these cute guys created by Mariah, the creator of Giggles Galore. She also gives step-by-step instructions on how to make "him."
I know the teachers at my school are going to love this go-to box after we do a tattle lesson. For their sake, I think I'll do it much earlier this year than last. I can't wait!
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Summers for many school counselors (like teachers) is a time to rejuvenate and do some self-care before the school year starts up again. While doing so you may be tempted to take a look at your SC program and make some additions, changes, tweaks, etc. WELL, have I found the site to rival all sites. http://www.elementaryschoolcounseling.org Marissa, the creator of this site, has a resource page that will blow your mind. So if you're like me, and just can't stay completely away from counseling during the summer, check out her site ... it is well worth it :)
(photo courtesy of google.com/images)
Sunday, June 24, 2012
I wish I was at this year's conference. One cool thing I just found out was that ASCA has an app for the conference this year. Apparently I missed this last when they did the same in Seattle. You can also just go to http://m.core-apps.com/asca2012 to view the app. It has all of the sessions (including handouts)!!!!!! If I can't be there this might be the next best thing!
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Sunday, June 10, 2012
LOVE this idea from http://pre-schoolplay.blogspot.com/2011/07/stress-ball-balloons.html! I think my kids will love making these home-made stress balls (and my wallet will too)! Can't wait to try these out.
As part of my summer plans I thought I would begin a school counseling blog. After repeatedly hearing in grad school "don't reinvent the wheel" I decided not to. Instead I seek out great ideas that are already out there and then tweak them to make them my own. My blog will highlight great ideas and the people that came up with them. Happy Counseling!