Category Archives: Counseling Insights

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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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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I Listen Lesson: WORDS & FEAR

Most adults shy away from talking about issues regarding race, ethnicity, and religion.  This is because they don’t know what to say, afraid to cause “a stir”, or feel as if they are alone in discussing these issues. Students need … Continue reading

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Free Poster! All Children Are Worthy

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All Children are Worthy!

Due to recent political events, school counselors are in an unusual position.  We are the heart of the school, and it is up to us to educate both our faculty and students on proper behavior. Talking about what is happening … Continue reading

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I Listen Lessons: Lying Part 1

After hearing the term “alternate truth” bandied about in the news, I became VERY concerned.  One of the main jobs of a School Counselor is to teach children the importance of truth.  Being a good citizen means telling the truth, even … Continue reading

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Zen Junk

I’ve been cleaning out the basement in my parent’s house.  The basement is a treasure trove of stuff dating back to my great grandmother.  It is great fun to open boxes I wasn’t allowed near as a child! I’ve found … Continue reading

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I Listen Lesson: KINDNESS

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