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It is almost back at it time, and while I am not quite there yet, I can feel the build.  We rest and rejuvenate over the summer, take classes, go on vacation, do chores around the house, maybe take on a second job, and spend time with those we love.  For me, I always r...

I was back to cycling class after an absence and looking forward to a great class.  Yes I know the teacher, know what I have to do, can follow instructions, modify but…… this time it was different.  I love the instructor, she is clear, keeps a good pace of information...

OK, like many of you I am sure, I had the crud this last month.  No voice, lack of energy and a malais that sort of took hold for two weeks.  I hope it does not return. I am slowly getting back into the swing of things - but there just is no “slow” in a busy school, so...

I am not sure why…. But this year I am constantly making comparisons to my workout and my students in my mind.  Maybe because the workouts are hard for me and so many of my students express how hard school is for them… Or maybe I am diverting during my workout and not...

For many of us school counselors holiday break is a ladder being handed down to us from the bottom of a cavernous hole we were unaware had an opening, beckoning us to come out and reintegrate with society. I have already discovered as a new counselor how crucial it is...

Ok, I am still thinking about how my spin classes relate to how kids learn (darn and adults), I just can’t seem to shake it.  So I will apologize in advance, but I will come back to this  thought in a moment.

This last round of pondering comes as I am attempting to...

2016 ASCA Ethical Standards for School Counselors

The ASCA Ethical Standards have changed drastically, but they most definitely are a better guide for our ethical practice as school counselors.  School counselors from across the country have contributed to the changes b...

When thinking about Middle School I think about hormones, relationships, changing classes, and thinking about the “who am I” question.  Having been a middle school counselor for a few years now, I believe it is much more in depth than it used to be.  Since we as adult...

Like many things growing focus and concentration is a challenge.  Sometimes we may even think that we have this as a skill or not, we are born with an abundance or we were not.  This as you know is a trap of thinking and it is one that many of our students fall into on...

As elementary school counselors, we are often the only counselor in the building.  It can be isolating and lonely at times.  That is why joining professional organizations such as NMSCA and ASCA are so important for elementary school counselors.  We need time to learn...

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