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Dealing with Challenging Students (#24)

When students challenge us, it is difficult to not react defensively. Second-year school counselor Sammi Borders shares how she copes with students who push our buttons.
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.
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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.