ANXIETY ROUNDUP: HOW TO SUPPORT ANXIOUS STUDENTS WITH ASHLEY BARTLEY

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ANXIETY ROUNDUP: HOW TO SUPPORT ANXIOUS STUDENTS WITH ASHLEY BARTLEY

Listen to the full episode below:  Separation anxiety has always impacted kids but it seems to be much more prevalent in the past few years since the pandemic. We see it in students crying as they are exiting their cars in the morning, refusing to come to school, and feeling sick in the nurse’s office. We all want to help these students cope with this anxiety as best as possible so Ashley Bartley is joining us to share practical tips and strategies to help our students who struggle with separation anxiety. Ashley Bartley, M.Ed., NCC, is a school counselor, author,...

ANXIETY DEEP DIVE WITH SCHOOL PSYCH SOPHIA (EVERYTHING FROM CBT TO SELECTIVE MUTISM!)

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ANXIETY DEEP DIVE WITH SCHOOL PSYCH SOPHIA (EVERYTHING FROM CBT TO SELECTIVE MUTISM!)

Listen to the full episode below:  Anxiety does not just impact older students and adults. There are many elementary students who struggle with anxiety as well! As a school counselor, it can be challenging to determine the root of that anxiety and figure out what strategies may be beneficial for your student. I know we all want to support our students as best as possible so I am so excited to have Sophia from School Psych Finds on to share some knowledge and insights about helping our students with anxiety! Sophia is trained as a school psychologist and has worked...

3 GROUNDING STRATEGIES TO HELP ANXIOUS STUDENTS

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3 GROUNDING STRATEGIES TO HELP ANXIOUS STUDENTS

Listen to the full episode below:  I think all of us can agree that kids are more anxious now than ever. And as school counselors, trying to find effective tools and strategies to figure out why our students are so anxious and help our students calm down can be challenging. So how can we help these students? I completely understand how difficult it can be to come up with strategies when you have a student in your office whose anxiety is high. Having practical, easy to implement strategies handy for when your student needs them is helpful to both you...

EASY AND EFFECTIVE ANXIETY STRATEGIES WITH MALLORY ZOLINAS

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EASY AND EFFECTIVE ANXIETY STRATEGIES WITH MALLORY ZOLINAS

Listen to the full episode below:  Students of all ages can suffer from anxiety or feel anxious about certain situations. Teaching them effective coping strategies for managing their anxiety is so empowering for them and can help them feel more calm in stressful situations. I always love to hear tips and strategies from other school counselors and I am so excited to have Mallory Zolinas join me to share some coping strategies for anxiety that she teaches her students.  Mallory is a 5th year Elementary School Counselor working with students in grades Pre-k through 4.  She has been an IMPACT...

ASSESSING COUNSELING LESSONS...SIMPLIFIED!

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ASSESSING COUNSELING LESSONS...SIMPLIFIED!

Listen to the full episode below:  We are wrapping up our series on school counselor competencies with my favorite topics: assessing and data! Showcasing assessments and data is such an incredible way to advocate for your role and show your program’s progress to stakeholders. In addition to it being an amazing way to advocate for your role, assessing and reporting program results is an ASCA school counselor competency!   Sharing your program’s progress and impact doesn’t need to be incredibly complicated and now is a great time to start thinking about how you want to share your data with stakeholders. Two...

PLANNING COUNSELING LESSONS...SIMPLIFIED!

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PLANNING COUNSELING LESSONS...SIMPLIFIED!

Listen to the full episode below:  Have you looked at the ASCA school counselor competencies and been totally overwhelmed? This whole month, I am focusing on simplifying these standards and making them easy to understand and easy to implement. We’ve previously covered direct and indirect student services and now it’s time for one of my absolute favorite topics, planning. If you’re a planner like me, you are going to love this, too! Planning doesn’t need to be complicated! There is a lot of jargon in the ASCA school counselor competencies but planning really comes down to three simple steps. In...

DIRECT STUDENT SERVICES 101

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DIRECT STUDENT SERVICES 101

Listen to the full episode below:  Direct student services may not sound super interesting but this is the good stuff! It’s the things we all enjoy doing and the reasons we became school counselors. Direct student services are when we are working with students in one on one settings, small groups, and class lessons. We all know that providing these services are the key parts of our role but how can we be sure we are delivering the best services possible to your students? The ASCA professional competencies can be a bit challenging to read, understand, and implement, and as...

INDIRECT STUDENT SERVICES 101

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INDIRECT STUDENT SERVICES 101

Listen to the full episode below:  What are indirect student services? We all know there is so much that goes into school counseling besides just the class lessons, small groups, and individual sessions. There is so much that goes on behind the scenes. These indirect student services are so important to making the biggest impact possible on all of our students.  If you’re looking through the ASCA website, it may seem wordy, formal, and confusing making it challenging to determine what you should consider direct or indirect student services. So I went through and broke down the standards and competencies...

DOCUMENT SERVICES AND CROSS OFF TO-DOS

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DOCUMENT SERVICES AND CROSS OFF TO-DOS

Listen to the full episode below:  If you’re like me, you’re always looking for new ways to increase your productivity. As busy school counselors, we need to save every minute we can by finding more efficient ways to do things that work for our personalities and busy schedules. As we wrap up our productivity series, I want to share some of my favorite ways to more efficiently document services provided and ideas for how to make your to do list a little more effective. You know I love sharing tips, tricks, and tools I have found that make your job...

INCREASE PRODUCTIVITY WITH BATCHING!

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INCREASE PRODUCTIVITY WITH BATCHING!

Listen to the full episode below:  We are all about productivity this month because I love helping school counselors make the most of their time to make the biggest impact they can! We talked last week about using a time audit to figure out where you are spending your time and how to cut out things that you don’t need to be doing, but how else can you make the most of your time? Batching! We have so many things to accomplish each day and it’s amazing how much time we spend switching between these tasks. That’s why I highly...

HOW TO PERFORM A SCHOOL COUNSELING TIME AUDIT

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HOW TO PERFORM A SCHOOL COUNSELING TIME AUDIT

Listen to the full episode below:  It’s January, the start of a new year and what better way to kick off your year than with a time audit! You know I love time audits because they are so incredibly helpful for making the most of your time and helping you make the biggest impact you can. I know, you might be thinking that adding another thing to your to-do list just isn’t possible. But believe me, you can regain so much time just by doing a quick time audit of what you’re doing each day! As school counselors, we have...

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A SCHOOL COUNSELOR WITH SHEYENNE HERNANDEZ

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A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A SCHOOL COUNSELOR WITH SHEYENNE HERNANDEZ

Listen to the full episode below:  I absolutely love hearing from other school counselors and getting an inside look at what their role looks like. Every counselor’s position is unique based on so many different factors - their background, their caseload size, if there are other counselors on their team, etc. That’s why I am so excited to chat with our guest today! Sheyenne Hernandez has a social work background, has a caseload of about 400 students, and has some great ideas for how to build relationships with her students!  Sheyenne is an all American small town farm princess. She...