school counselors

Burned out?

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Four Ways to Overcome Burnout At my age, I talk to a lot of retired teachers as well as many educators who are counting the years until they can retire. While I do know teachers who absolutely love their work, there are a large number who are dissatisfied. In fact, about 50% of new teachers…

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What makes a great school counselor?

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Characteristics of a Great Counselor I was recently at a luncheon talking with some elementary school principals about school counselors and an evaluation method they are required to complete yearly on school counselors.  The instrument was so complex that they had to attend special training  to learn to use it properly. The evaluation emphasized collecting data in order to  prove the impact…

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Wyatt the Wonder Dog School Counselor Resource

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Wyatt the Wonder Dog School Counselor Resource  Helping kids set goals and make resolutions for the New Year? Need a book to get kids organized? Here’s a story to teach easy to learn techniques:  Now you can get Wyatt the Wonder Dog Learns about Being Organized and the Wyatt puppet to help you tell the…

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Six Strategies for a Great School Year

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How to have a great school year It’s the beginning of the school year here in Georgia.  Teachers, parents and students alike are abuzz with anticipation and excitement.  Educators have been hard at work for days; setting up classrooms, planning lessons and getting everything ready for that big first day that sets the tone for…

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4 ways to teach your best lessons

How to Teach Lessons that Inspire Students Take a trip back in time with me and visualize your most memorable teacher.  Maybe it was the one who inspired you to be an educator.  Maybe it was someone who encouraged you in a subject area that you were challenged in.  Maybe it was someone who recognized…

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DISCover Your Personality Style

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Good counselors and educators do things well. Great counselors teach and inspire others to do things well. This month I was at the Kentucky School Counselor Conference in Lexington, Kentucky (shout out to all the GREAT counselors that I met there), where I taught a session on understanding personality style and working in your strengths.…

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