Author Archives: poppymoon@gmail.com

About poppymoon@gmail.com

Dr. Poppy Moon is a Board Certified Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Certified School Counselor. She teaches in the Counselor Education Department at the University of West Alabama. Dr. Moon has written and illustrated many guidance related books, including Breaking the Boy Code and The School With No Rules.

Starting Off as an Intern

Join Dr. Moon as she discusses starting off as a school counseling intern. The info is also pertinent for current interns too!

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Common Issues Facing School Counselors

Join Dr. Moon as she covers some of the common issues facing school counselors today. Here is the PowerPoint as a PDF to follow along!

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Interview with a First Year Counselor

  Meet Jenny Carson, a new school counselor.  She has agreed to be interviewed over the course of the year, sharing with us all her new experiences along the way.

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Interview Tips for School Counselors

Here are some tips & ideas for interviews: Let them know how passionate you are about counseling. Tell them that one of your weaknesses might be planning a comprehensive program, but that you are up to the challenge with the … Continue reading

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About Dr. Moon

Listen to Dr. Moon talk about how she became a school counselor.

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The Importance of Self Care

I think that all counselors MUST have an outlet that honors their spirit. Counselors must remember to take time for themselves. I honor myself by taking photographs. I like the idea of being able to capture a moment of time, … Continue reading

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Mrs. McCain – 3rd Grade

My grandmother was a third grade teacher.  This was way back in the day when teachers were respected by both parents & students.  Mrs. McCain ran a tight ship.  As you can see by her yearbook photo, she does NOT … Continue reading

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How Dr. Moon Creates a Lesson

One of my students asked me: Our school system is requiring all teachers to complete a minimum of one lesson concerning suicide with our students. Our counselor went through some basic information with us in about 10 minutes at a … Continue reading

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I Listen Lesson: TALKING

  This lesson focuses on talking.  Students will make a pocket book that will teach them how to react in uncomfortable situations!

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I Listen Lesson: LYING PART 2

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