We have hit the pause button on our normal lives. This is especially difficult for schools because time marches on. Our school events run along a timeline set long ago. Most proms are held in the Spring. Spring is when baseball starts, and we begin
Like many school counselors, I often imagine the lives of my students years later, transformed by education and the possibilities we opened up for them. A large part of realizing their future lives is introducing them to new concepts and ideas and encouraging them to
“I can’t do this,” I whispered to myself as I stared at my reflection in the old, bulky television strapped down on a sagging, metal cart.
I was holding a tattered VHS tape. It had been eaten and regurgitated countless times by the VCR, which was
Did you know school counselors are teachers too?! Providing core curriculum classroom lessons (formerly called classroom guidance) ensures all students receive instruction from their school counselor on topics to support their academic, college and career, and social-emotional development. Depending on a school counselor’s caseload, their
The most important aspect of engaging and motivating students is creating professional relationships with them that demonstrate a real, genuine, and empathic interest in their lives, hopes, dreams, and lived experiences as cultural beings. It doesn’t hurt to have fun and a shared sense of
The Use of Data in School Counseling Wants to Hear From You!
Have you been data courageous?
Have you used data to impact change?
Have you used data to promote access and equity for underrepresented students?
Have you advocated with data and accountability to change policy, practices, and
Whether you like it or not, whether you are prepared or not, students will seek you out for help in making decisions about everything from accepting a party invitation to what classes they should take. They ask for help in sorting out values and evaluating