You’ve set a goal… now what?
Ready to make it reality? You work hard. Your product or service helps people. That’s what motivates you every day. But sometimes, you feel like you don’t really have what it takes to succeed in your business. Maybe it’s imposter syndrome… or mindset… or just over-thinking things, but there are moments, (more than you’d like…Read More
Social Emotional Learning Resource Kit
Social Emotional Learning Resource Kit Are you committed to teaching lessons that nurture young leaders, but exhausted with researching and creating weekly lessons that matter? Do you have a packed calendar of lessons and groups to complete but are you running out of creative ideas to make the lessons happen? Wyatt and I can help!…Read More
School Counselors and Journaling with Kids
Journaling can be a very effective counseling and teaching technique for kids of all ages. It can be used in small groups, individual sessions and classroom lessons. There are many advantages to journaling including: Each student has a personal book all their own Each student has an opportunity to express, explore, and identify emotions…Read More
Top 3 Mistakes School Counselors Make
And how to correct them No matter whether you are in small school or a large one, a public school or a private one, school counselors often make the same mistakes. How do I know? I was a school counselor for 20 years and I’ve made them all myself. The problem is that these mistakes…Read More
The Burnout Cure: Seven Tips
How to take back control in your life Are you overwhelmed? Overworked? Over-committed? All of the above? So many school counselors would describe themselves as burned out not fired up. Days are characterized by TOO MUCH. There is too much to do at school. Kids are more needy than ever. Teachers are on their last…Read More
Connection with Kids
Connection with Kids In her book, The Good News about Bad Behavior, the author, Kathryn Lewis, identifies three steps that are taught in the Parent Encouragement Program. It will come as no surprise to counselors of all types that the first step is connection. Establishing rapport with a student is always the first necessary step…Read More
Kids and Loss. How to Help.
How to help kids cope loss A grandparent is sick and in hospice. A parent or sibling has terminal cancer. A close friend or relative is undergoing treatment for a chronic disease. Children are not protected from loss and grief any more than adults are, yet they often have fewer emotional resources or coping mechanisms…Read More
Picking the Topics for Elementary Small Groups
Small groups are a great way develop relationships with students and teach meaningful lessons, all while maximizing your time by serving several students at once. What’s the downside? For me it was developing an effective system that I could repeat over and over rather than re-creating the wheel every year. The first question to tackle…Read More