Thursday, July 26, 2012

Role of Elementary School Counselors

As we spend our last few weeks recouping, rejuvenating, and re-energizing ourselves for the upcoming school year I like to think about how to best explain to stakeholders what the role of the elementary school counselor is.  AND, to best do that I always refer first to ASCA.  Here's a nice link with helpful information (and even videos to show parents).  Enjoy!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

My FAV Pinterest Find Thus Far ... Tattle Monsters

My favorite thus far are Tattle Monsters from Giggles Galore
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!

Happy Pinteresting!

Pinterest is AMAZING!

I have begun to make some time (during this relaxing summer) to reassess my first year as a school counselor and the program I created.  Luckily I had the freedom to recreate the program that was already at my school.  The former counselor became the assistant principal, which for some could have been intimidating, but she was very honest about me being able to do whatever I wanted.  I digress.  The point is, as I have been thinking about what worked and what didn't, I have have checked out all of your blogs, and then found myself finding idea after idea on .... Pinterest!  Genius Idea!  So, if you're like me and you're either new or new to technology Pinterest can be a lifesaver!