HOW TO CELEBRATE NATIONAL SCHOOL COUNSELING WEEK (EVEN IF YOU’RE A SOLO COUNSELOR!)

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Let’s celebrate! It’s National School Counseling Week! You are doing meaningful work, and you deserve to be recognized and celebrated. If you’re feeling awkward about bringing attention to yourself or you’re just not sure what to do to celebrate, I’ve got some fun ideas for you in this episode. 

Instead of thinking of this week as a way to promote yourself, look at it as a way to bring awareness to the profession and to your counseling program as a whole. 

This is the perfect time to spread awareness to teachers and parents about what services you offer and how those services are impacting students. Today, I’m sharing how you can spread awareness with fact sheets, shoutouts, data walls, parent letters, and even teacher training. 

I would love to see how you’re celebrating National School Counseling Week. Take a picture of your cupcakes, your data walls, or whatever you decide to do, and tag me on Instagram @brightfuturescounseling.

Some topics covered in this episode are:

  • How to celebrate National School Counseling Week by bringing attention and awareness to the profession as a whole and to your counseling program without feeling awkward, even as a solo counselor

  • Fun ways to get involved and celebrate National School Counseling Week on Instagram

  • Simple and easy tips for celebrating National School Counseling Week at school

  • How showcasing your counseling services on a data wall is a great way to bring recognition to your program and to the important work you’re doing

  • Tips for reminding teachers and parents of the counseling services you provide and the powerful effect they’re having

  • How you can extend your reach without physically being in classrooms by providing training for teachers regarding simple SEL strategies they can use with students

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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.

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