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As busy school counselors, our time is incredibly valuable! So how can we ensure that we are making the most of it? We’ve previously discussed the importance of completing a time audit but there is another way that I have found to be incredibly helpful in finding time to get everything in during contract horse.

We set aside time on our calendars for so many things but there are some things you may not be scheduling in that can be super helpful. When we set aside time dedicated to specific tasks, it helps to keep us organized and from getting distracted when we should be doing something else. So today, I am sharing four things that you should be putting on your schedule, why it’s important to schedule them, and how this would look when implemented.

I am so passionate about helping school counselors figure out scheduling and how to make the biggest impact with their time. If you would like more support figuring out your scheduling, be sure to check out the Stress Free School Counseling Course! And for the month of July, you can get the course FREE if you are an IMPACT member! Not a member yet? Now is the time to join, be part of our incredible membership, get the course for free, and join us as we work through the course together to prepare for next school year. Can’t wait to see you inside!

Some topics covered in this episode are:

  • Why it is so important that you schedule buffers into your schedule

  • How batching communication can save you so much time

  • The importance of scheduling a daily planning period

  • Why you should be scheduling in recurring sessions

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More About School Counseling Simplified:

School Counseling Simplified is a podcast offering easy to implement strategies for busy school counselors. The host, Rachel Davis from Bright Futures Counseling, shares tips and tricks she has learned from her years of experience as a school counselor both in the US and at an international school in Costa Rica.

You can listen to School Counseling Simplified on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, and more!


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