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.
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.
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.
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.
When Dara Hardesty shared with her students that she was pregnant, the results were both revealing and unexpected.
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.
We continue this month's theme on "Why I Became a School Counselor" with stories from three counselors early in their careers.
Sometimes it's helpful to reconnect with our "why" -- it can keep us going when things get tough. In this week's episode, a high school counselor, elementary counselor, and former middle school counselor from different parts of the country recount the reasons why they became school counselors.
If you're the only counselor for nearly 500 students in grades 6 through 12 like Chastity Sward, you HAVE to have a good sense of humor. If laughter is the best medicine, this podcast is contagious.
California School Counselor Lezya Weglarz helps us celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month with a story about the power of a small gesture and how parent involvement means different things to different cultures.
Being very pregnant in a small room filled with teenagers creates an interesting encounter, and foretells Mary Pouch's dream job helping students explore careers.
What is the connection between battleships, bitmojis and the importance of good spelling skills? Find out in this humorous story from South Dakota School Counseling and Career Development Specialist Andrea Diehm.
Trudi Wolfe shares two strategies she uses to keep from getting discouraged as a school counselor: planting seeds and gathering treasures.
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