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5 Influencers Every School Counselor Should Follow

  Guest post by Thomas Broderick, from No matter the school, working as a school counselor is a tough job. Your days are full…

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The NOT so average Father’s Day…..

The beginning of my life story is no different than many of the elementary students that I have seen in counseling.   I know the feeling…

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How to make the Grinch Grin – Lesson for Small Groups – Freebie!!

Almost every student that I have worked with knows the story of The Grinch and loves it.  The only problem is – time.  I would…

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Fall Counseling Activities for Grades K-2

Fall is by far my favorite season.  I love everything about it.  The pumpkin picking, corn mazes, apple cider, apple cider doughnuts, and the beautiful…

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Problem Solving Lessons for Grades 2-5

I don’t know about you, but this time of year is rough at my elementary school.  It’s like the weather gets nice, and all of…

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Why should you teach about PERSONAL BODY SAFETY?

  Why is it that 1 in 5 girls and 1 in 20 boys are victims of child sexual abuse? (  How is this possible?…

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Winter Vacations and Chronic Truancy

School Counseling Confessions

It’s getting cold up here in the northeast.  It’s snowing with wind chills at or below zero-  Brrrrr!  Can’t you just feel the chill.   All the perfect ingredients for some of my students to take a trip to the tropical countries where many of their families are from.  Just this week alone I have had 3 families that are leaving school for an extended period of time.   Many times they let us know just days before there big trip or sometimes not at all, which drives me crazy!


Group Pinterest Board – Wanna Join??

The Pinterest group boards….hmmmm.  Is it for real?  It’s like the cool kid in the recess yard who asks you to join a club where others…

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Confession: We need to support the lonely school counselor.

I was at my son’s soccer game today and was speaking with his coach when his wife came over and joined us.  We got into…


Confession: The main reason I started my National Boards was for the money.

Yes.  This is true, kind of.   I started the National Board journey for the 6K extra that I was going to get from my…