Monday, December 29, 2014

Great Pages on Facebook to "Like"

Over the years Facebook has evolved and become so much more than re/connecting with friends and family. It has also become a great medium to share and retrieve information from companies, organizations and those in the educational profession who support school counseling. You can find a page for just every state's school counseling association as well as much more. Below is just a sample of some of the great pages I "like"!

Great Pages:

American School Counselor Association
Books That Heal Kids
Celebrate School Counselors
Center for Excellence in School Counseling and Leadership
Common Sense Media
Education Trust
The Counseling Geek
Education Week
Elementary School Counseling
Entirely Elementary School Counseling
Free Spirit Publishing
Free Tech 4 Teachers
From the Counselor's Office
Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network
Human Rights Campaign
I Heart Counseling Kids
Julia Cook On-line
JYJ Counselor
Maine School Counselor Association
The Middle School Counselor
National Association for College Admissions Counseling
National Girls Collaborative Project
One Stop Counseling Shop
Positively Elementary School Counseling
The Savvy School Counselor
Scholastic Teachers
School Counseling By Heart
School Counselor Blog
School Counselor Central
The School Counselor's Chronicle
School Counselor Companion
School Counselor Ideas
School Counselor Kind
School Counselors Rock
Scope 4 School Counselors
Skype in the Classroom
Stop Bullying.Gov
Stop Bullying Speak Up
Stylish School Counselor
Teaching Tolerance
Top School Counselor Blogs
Virginia School Counselor Association
Waiting for Superman
Yoga 4 Classrooms

Great Closed Groups:

Elementary School Counselor Exchange
Caught in the Middle


Monday, December 22, 2014

Youthlight, Inc. Book Review - Making the Link: Helping Children Link School Habits with the World of Work

I have to admit that I can be kind of hard on school counseling books, because I informally review and the buy the ones I think are best for the school counselors in my division. I am especially hard on books that support the career domain. However, this book is particularly good! It has a lot of fun activities, it's easy to read and implement, it aligns with the ASCA competencies, it has pre- and post- tests in the chapters for the lessons and it has a CD for reproductables.  What I really like about this book is that it addresses learning styles or modalities...which is extremely important for children to learn. This book is great for the novice or the experienced counselor. 

You can purchase this book on the Youthliight site. It is sure to make you estraordinary!


Thursday, December 18, 2014

YouthLight, Inc. Book Review: School Counselor's Scrapbook

This is the cutest book! It is filled with great ideas for the novice or seasoned school counselor! It is a collection of bulletin board, small group activities, art and crafts and creative props for grades K-6. As with counselors are great at recreating information to make it fit their school's culture. This book provides a great jumping off point to do just that. Use the ideas verbatim or tailor them to your school, either way you cannot go wrong with this book!

Check it out HERE

Be creative AND extraordinary!