Watercolor Affirmations Activity for Group Counseling

watercolor affirmations art activity for school counseling classroom guidance lessons or small group counseling

Last week, I shared a post about making scratch art affirmations in small group counseling activities. These can be so powerful for students as they realize their strengths and positive qualities and see them shine through the dark paint on the paper. This week I wanted to share a similar activity using watercolor paints and … Continue reading Watercolor Affirmations Activity for Group Counseling

Scratch Art Affirmations Group Counseling Activity

I love for students to have meaningful take-away crafts or activities from group and individual sessions that they can reflect on at home to remind themselves of the skills they've learned in group. Using their own hands to create something meaningful and beautiful is affirming in itself for students, and when that take-away is filled … Continue reading Scratch Art Affirmations Group Counseling Activity

5 Awesome Ways to Use Google in School Counseling Series

5 ways to use google apps in school counseling: sorting activities, check in/check out, behavior modification, social skills, emotion identification and more! -counselor keri

If you follow me over on {TeachersPayTeachers,} you already know that I LOVE Google activities. Google Slides, Google Forms, and other programs present fun, hands-on ways to get students engaged in school counseling activities using 1:1 technology or digital projectors like SmartBoards. I know so many classroom teachers who are excelling in this area, and … Continue reading 5 Awesome Ways to Use Google in School Counseling Series

Self Control Activity: Don’t Tap the Balloon

I'm hearing from counselor upon counselor {from my email group} that self control is one of the major skill deficits they see in their students. I wanted to share with you two of my favorite activities to do in classroom guidance lessons or in small group counseling to practice exercising self control! All you'll need … Continue reading Self Control Activity: Don’t Tap the Balloon

Fall School Counseling Classroom Guidance Lesson

Are you looking for a last-minute Halloween classroom guidance lesson or a way to use those leftover pumpkins after Halloween? I painted my pumpkin like a pineapple and carved my pineapple like a pumpkin for a quick school counseling lesson that packs a punch. Gather your pumpkins and art supplies to encourage your students to … Continue reading Fall School Counseling Classroom Guidance Lesson

Social Skill Practice with Google Slides Activities

Use Google Slides activities to teach and practice conversational social skills in your school counseling program with individuals or small groups

This is the last post in the series on using Google Apps in your School Counseling program! Last week we talked about using {Google Apps for polling or voting activities,} and this week we'll look at a simple way to address social skills. I'll show you a fun way to get students thinking about appropriate … Continue reading Social Skill Practice with Google Slides Activities

Polling and Voting Counseling Activities Using Google Apps

This is the fourth post in this series about using Google Apps in your school counseling program! Last week, I talked about using {Google Slides and Google Forms in emotion identification activities.} This week, I'll show you how I use Google Slides and Google Sheets in polling/voting counseling activities in classroom guidance lessons. This strategy … Continue reading Polling and Voting Counseling Activities Using Google Apps

Practice Identifying Emotions with Google Slides

Practice identifying emotions using fun Google Slides activities in your school counseling program with individuals, group counseling, or classroom guidance

Thanks for joining me on the third post in this "Using Google Apps in School Counseling" series! Last week, I talked about making {sorting activities in Google Slides} to escape the long lines at the copier and save your hands from cutting out endless task cards (bye, scissors, see ya never)! This week, I'll show … Continue reading Practice Identifying Emotions with Google Slides

Sorting Activities in School Counseling Using Google Slides

Use Google Slides to create sorting activities for school counseling on every topic! Skip the line at the copy machine with these technology activities

Last week I talked about {using Google Forms as a digital tool for check-in/check-out} with students and why I love using these for easy data collection. Next up in this series on using Google Apps in School Counseling is creating sorting activities with Google Slides. I use sorting activities all the time in whole class … Continue reading Sorting Activities in School Counseling Using Google Slides

Check-in/Check-out with Google Forms in School Counseling

Over the next couple of weeks, I'll be sharing ways to use Google apps in your school counseling program. I want to start the series with an intervention I know almost all counselors are using: check-in/check-out.   Check In/Check Out Creating a simple form in Google Forms can streamline your check-in/check-out process AND make data … Continue reading Check-in/Check-out with Google Forms in School Counseling