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Have you struggled to keep students engaged during class lessons? Over the years, I have tried out many games, activities, and strategies to keep students engaged. Through this, I have found a framework for creating class lessons that are engaging and are also rich in content!

Creating engaging class lessons for your students doesn’t need to be difficult. The Lesson Builder Framework is a five step framework that takes the guesswork out of how to create a class lesson that keeps your students engaged and learning during your counseling lessons. In this episode, I am breaking down these five steps and giving you practical examples of how to use these steps in your lessons.

If you feel like you’re running out of ideas to keep your students engaged in classroom lessons, grab the Class Lesson Cheat Sheet! The cheat sheet has 15 strategies I have found to successfully keep students engaged during class lessons and I know they’ll be helpful for you, too!

Some topics covered in this episode are:

  • How to use ice breakers in your class counseling lessons

  • Engaging ideas for teaching your lesson

  • Why you should be including discussions in your classes

  • The importance of having students reflect on the counseling lesson

  • Why you should be doing some form of data collection before the lesson is over

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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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