School counselors, does the thought of facilitating small groups make you feel weak in the knees? Do you feel lost on where to start, how to select students, how many sessions to plan, which curriculum to use, how to evaluate data, and the list goes on? I got you, boo! Let’s dive into 9 tips to run smooth and effective counseling small groups with elementary students, and get you started as soon as this week! Why Small Groups? Let’s take a minute to remember why small group ... VIEW POST
As a school counselor, one essential skill you’ll find yourself championing is problem-solving. The ability to navigate challenges– both big and small– is crucial for students' social emotional well-being and development! If you haven't already, please check out Part 1 and Part 2 of my problem-solving skills series. The Importance of Problem-Solving Skills Problem-solving is a life skill that extends far beyond the classroom and elementary school! By fostering problem-solving ... VIEW POST
As a school counselor, one of the most important aspects of your job is helping students navigate the complexities of relationships and conflict resolution. Teaching children how to effectively manage conflicts is crucial for creating a positive and inclusive school environment! Read on for reviews of my 7 must-have books and explanations of 5 of my favorite strategies for teaching conflict resolution to elementary learners. 7 Must-Have Story Books for Teaching Conflict ... VIEW POST
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