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It’s officially back to school season! That means it’s time to start planning your Meet the Counselor class lessons. Are you unsure where to start or are you looking for fresh ideas for Meet the Counselor lessons? This episode is packed full of great ideas and tips to make your first classroom lesson of the year amazing!

Your first classroom counseling lesson of the year is so important to build relationships with students and to make sure everyone knows your role and how you can help. In this episode, we are doing a deep dive into Meet the Counselor lessons. I am sharing 3 engaging activities you can do with your students, 3 tips for teaching your Meet the Counselor lessons, and how to increase your impact with these lessons. Plus, I am answering questions from counselors on how to have successful Meet the Counselor lessons.

I hope you found this episode super helpful! If you want more trainings like this, monthly curriculum plans, downloadable resources, and more, be sure to join the IMPACT membership!

Some topics covered in this episode are:

  • One tool that is easy to create but very helpful to engage your students and advocate for your role

  • Why Meet the Counselor lessons are important

  • Three types of lessons you can use, what grades they work best for, and how to tell if they’d be a good fit for you

  • Three tips for when you are teaching Meet the Counselor lessons

  • How to increase your impact and advocate for your role using Meet the Counselor lessons

  • Q&A - I’m answering questions from other counselors about having successful back to school lessons!

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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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