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Encouraging Words for School Counselors
4 minutes | Oct 25, 2021
Sharing Time for Caring (#65)
Counselors interact with students hundreds of times each day and never know which interactions will resonate most. Fabion Vicks shares one of these moments that ended up being a lasting memory for him.
6 minutes | Oct 18, 2021
It’s Going to Be OK, Take One Step (#64)
Often the most helpful advice is not something startling new, but something familiar that hits a chord with us at the right moment. This week’s guest Dr. Roseann Capanna-Hodge reminds us of how we can be helpful to students and parents by starting with a simple phrase. Encouraging Words for School Counselors It’s Going to Be OK, Take One Step (#64) Play Episode Pause Episode Mute/Unmute Episode Rewind 10 Seconds 1x Fast Forward 30 seconds 00:00 / 00:06:03 Subscribe Share Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Podcast Addict Spotify Stitcher TuneIn YouTube RSS Feed Share Link Embed This Week’s Storyteller Dr. Roseann Capanna-Hodge is…
4 minutes | Oct 11, 2021
Encouraging Songs (#63)
School counselors know there are many ways to reach students; sometimes through conversations, artwork, sports, and even music. This week we share our listeners’ 2021 Encouraging Songs for School Counselors playlist which might be useful to both students and counselors.
6 minutes | Oct 4, 2021
New Counselor 101: Fake It ‘til You Make It (#62)
For many school counselors the last two years have been rough, but imagine what recent school counselor graduates must be going through. For perspective, new counselor Cal Beneze shares his unique insights this week with advice on how to make it through.
5 minutes | Sep 27, 2021
Counseling During Covid Can Be Electrifying (#61)
If you think you have a bizarre story about something that happened while online with a student, wait until you hear this week’s story from Chloe Benjamin.
7 minutes | Sep 20, 2021
A Passion for Helping Students Find Their Passion
With more than 30 years of experience in career counseling, Spencer “Skip” Niles’ work with students reflects the Maya Angelou quote that appears on his email signature which says, “My mission in life is not merely to survive but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.”
5 minutes | Sep 13, 2021
The Positive Influences of Career Counseling (#59)
Though it often takes some interpretation by a counselor or teacher, career readiness assessments can make a positive and lasting impression on student success.
7 minutes | Sep 6, 2021
Career Guidance as an Investment (#58)
Kuder Career Coach Alesia Ruffin has a three-point career exploration strategy for her 7th through 12th grade students in Alabama: 1) Build relationships, 2) Diminish generational “curses,” and 3) Create opportunities. In this week’s podcast Alesia shares her belief that career guidance is an investment in our students’ future.
5 minutes | Aug 30, 2021
Career Assessments and Family Dynamics (#57)
No matter how often we listen to others, it often requires a different perspective to hear what others are saying. This week’s story from Elizabeth Moore describes how that maxim strengthened the bonds between a student and her mother.
5 minutes | Aug 23, 2021
Turning Tragedies into the Hope Squad
Student suicides are devastating tragedies that many school counselors, sadly, have experienced at one level or another. But there is hope. Hear how Dr. Greg Hudnall’s vow to prevent one more suicide at his school has turned into an international movement.
6 minutes | Aug 11, 2021
Two Creative Strategies for Connecting with Kids (#55)
School counselor Laura Guido shares two creative ways to develop trust and deepen connections between students and caring adults.
7 minutes | Aug 2, 2021
A 30-Year Perspective on Helping Student Victims of Sexual Abuse (#54)
Jan Desmarais-Morse has worked as a school counselor for more than 30 years and is a former state school counselor of the year. But in this week’s Encouraging Words for School Counselors podcast, Jan shares how finding ways to combat childhood sexual abuse is a never-ending challenge.
10 minutes | Jul 26, 2021
For the Love of Learning (#53)
This week we feature one of our favorite podcasts from the past year. Retiring school counselor Kent Cocking shares a story of a 60 year old retiree whose love for learning touched the lives of all those around him.
8 minutes | Jul 19, 2021
Using Data to Leverage Student Success (#52)
Collecting and using data may be the last thing some school counselors want to do. But in this week’s summer rebroadcast we hear how Kentucky School Counselor of the Year Amy Beal used data as an effective advocacy tool to help more students have a positive school experience.
5 minutes | Jul 12, 2021
Judge Not By the Harvest, But By the Seeds You Plant (#51)
While on vacation this summer, host Matt Fleck saw a sign at a farmers market that said, “Judge each day not by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant.” In this summer rebroadcast, school counselors Trudi Wolfe and Melissa Keeley explain why this particular phrase is especially meaningful to their work as counselors.
7 minutes | Jul 5, 2021
Helping Students Can Help Us, Too (#50)
Helping our students succeed can sometimes take us on journeys we don’t expect. Indiana high school counselor Allen Hill shares a story this week about how helping one of his students helped HIM grow as a professional school counselor.
5 minutes | Jun 28, 2021
Valuing Family Support (#49)
Summer is a great time for reconnecting with our families and for recalling the tremendous support we receive from our “school families.” In this summer rebroadcast, Kim Crumbley reflects on the family values that support her work as a school counselor.
6 minutes | Jun 21, 2021
Why Become a School Counselor? (#48)
Why do school counselors choose to be school counselors? Listen in as an elementary counselor, a former middle school counselor and a high school counselor share their reasons for choosing this profession focused on improving the lives of students.
9 minutes | Jun 14, 2021
A School Counselor Remembered (#47)
Perhaps the best way for school counselors to know if their work makes a difference is to listen to the words of students and colleagues. This conversation between Tif Bernard and Amy Seigle about counselor Hedy King reflects the very reason for recognizing school counselors and the work they do.
6 minutes | Jun 7, 2021
Remembering How We Survived the Past School Year (#46)
The pandemic forced all of us to reach deep within ourselves to muster confidence, be creative, and find comic methods of relief. South Dakota School Counseling and Career Development Specialist Andrea Diehm did all of these things as she shared her reflections earlier this school year.
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