School Counselor Laura Rankhorn

A Bronco Buddy Christmas Wish (#22)

School counselor Laura Rankhorn of the popular Counselor Accents podcast recounts how a handful of high school mentors brightened the holidays for their elementary student mentees.
Kaet Barron as Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Counselor (#21)

What happens when a school's traditional holiday event meets with an enthusiastic elementary school counselor? Let's just say there's lots of prancing and blitzing. Listen to the whole story from former school counselor of the year Kaet Barron.

Counseling Support from the Elf on the Shelf (#20)

When former school counselor Kelly Dunn was looking for ways to reach one of her students over the holidays, she came up with a clever idea using the help of a tiny little "person" with a pointy red hat.

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Good Things Come in Small Packages (#19)

Giving or receiving, sometimes the best gifts are the simplest. Former school counselor Bruce Bushnell shares the touching story of a surprise gift from a student he barely knew.
Photo of rubber duck in a bubble bath

The Gift of Self Care (#18)

Despite another challenging school year, we have much to be thankful for as we enter the holiday season. This week’s school counselor guests remind us that taking care of ourselves is one of the best gifts we can give our students.
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Oh, The Places We’ll Go (#17)

Helping our students sometimes takes counselors on journeys we don’t expect. Listen as school counselor and ISCA Executive Director Allen Hill shares how helping one of his students helped him grow as a professional school counselor.

Helping the “School-Proof” Kids, Too (#15)

Lawrence North High School Department Co-Chair and International Baccalaureate Counselor Connie Sivertson shares a story that reminds us that even some of the highest achieving, most resilient students may need our support in this most unusual time.