We Are Family, Virtually (#7)

Developing deep connections with students doesn’t have to stop as schools, teachers, and counselors go virtual. Discover how it can actually work in your favor as high school Director of Guidance Aimee Portteus explains in this week’s podcast. We would…

Unmasking Who Needs Our Help Most (#6)

Starting school presents a new set of challenges for counselors this year. But with resilience and humor, elementary school counselor Laura Samide is not only surviving, she has a unique insight on who really needs our help the most. Learn…

Unexpected Gifts from Extra Curricular Activities (#4)

As a new high school counselor, Jordan Steiner got involved with a student activity before he even knew how to get around the building. Along the way, he learned how strong his students were, how much they could contribute to…
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Action-Packed Food Pantry (#3)

Former middle school counselor Mary Pouch shares why she “screamed like a baby squirrel” during her first year as a new school counselor.

High School “Difference Makers” (#2)

Ensuring every high school student has a working schedule at the start of the new school year is an amazing but often overlooked accomplishment. Steph Austin, Director of State Counseling for the Indiana Connections Academy, shares a reminder of the impact…

Coping with COVID (#1)

From Cheetos to healthier choices, listen in as former Georgia School Counseling Specialist Dawn Mann shares her journey of “coping with COVID” in positive ways.