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

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

5 Ways to Use Google in School Counseling Series Post 5: Social Skill Practice

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 5 Ways to Use Google in School Counseling Series Post 5: Social Skill Practice

5 Ways to Use Google in School Counseling Series Post 4: Polling Activities

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 activities in classroom guidance lessons. This strategy is … Continue reading 5 Ways to Use Google in School Counseling Series Post 4: Polling Activities

5 Ways to Use Google in School Counseling Series Post 3: Identifying Feelings

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 5 Ways to Use Google in School Counseling Series Post 3: Identifying Feelings

5 Ways to Use Google in School Counseling Series Post 2: Sorting 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 5 Ways to Use Google in School Counseling Series Post 2: Sorting Activities

5 Ways to Use Google in School Counseling Series Post 1: Check-in/Check-out

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 collection … Continue reading 5 Ways to Use Google in School Counseling Series Post 1: Check-in/Check-out