Quiz: Are you a motivational counselor?

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Working with students at any level can be challenging. Do you interact with students in a way that motivates them to meet their goals? Find out.

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    What You Can Do for Students Living in Poverty

    What You Can Do for Students Living in Poverty
    Millions of school-age students in America live in poverty. You don’t have to teach in a blighted urban area or a depressed rural region to teach students who are from a poor family. The lives of poor students are often very different from those of their more affluent peers. They cannot look forward to an abundance of presents on their birthday. ...
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    A Day in the Life of a High School Counselor

    A Day in the Life of a High School Counselor
    One of the things I liked about being a school counselor was that there wasn’t a “typical day” in the sense that there is such a wide variety of tasks inherent in the job description that it never felt routinized. Even when I was preoccupied with scheduling issues for several weeks in a row, I always knew that task was time ...
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    Does Student Retention Work?

    Does Student Retention Work?
    Every March, I get a slew of new referrals for testing students for learning disabilities, ADHD, and other disabilities, as the sheer panic of “What is going to happen to this student in X+1 grade???” (Where X is the child’s current grade, plus one. See? Algebra is useful after all.) I hear parents and teachers wonder out loud how the kid ...
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    5 Reasons School Counseling is a Great Career

    5 Reasons School Counseling is a Great Career
    1. Watching Students Grow Counseling at any level affords a unique opportunity to observe and interact with whatever developmental stage the student is in at the time. It was always fascinating for me to watch high school students come in as barely pubescent 9th-grade teens, and walk out four years later as young adults. Sharing in that growth process was fun ...
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    The Non-Glamorous Side of School Psychology: Thrice Bitten, Not Shy

    The Non-Glamorous Side of School Psychology: Thrice Bitten, Not Shy
    I posted once on my Facebook Fan Page that I was "writing reports, which is the non-glamorous side of school psychology." One of my wonderful colleagues wrote back, "Wait, there's a glamorous side???" Okay, so there's not really a glamorous side, but I try to tell the cyberworld the truth of this profession--the warm fuzzies, the cold pricklies, and the insane. ...
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    Mean Girls and Relational Aggression

    Mean Girls and Relational Aggression
    In Hollywood, the phenomenon is called “Mean Girls.” In the land of School Psychology, we call it “Relational Aggression.” Anyone who has been to high school probably has first-hand experience with it, either as the victim, perpetrator (not my readers!), or more commonly, as a bystander. We just didn’t have a name for it back in high school. *About the clip:* ...
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    How To: Create Partnerships with Parents and Families

    How To: Create Partnerships with Parents and Families
    Parent involvement is one of the most important factors in the academic success of your students. Even though parents come in all forms and their level of involvement in your student’s academics may or may not be ideal, always remember that they are an ally and not the enemy. They love their child and want them to be successful, and ...
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    Job Outlook for Counselors

    Employment for counselors is expected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations through 2016. However, job growth will vary by location and occupational specialty. Job prospects should be good due to growth and the need to replace people leaving the field. Employment change. Overall employment of counselors is expected to increase by 21 percent between 2006 and 2016, ...
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    Identifying Student Strengths

    Identifying Student Strengths
    It is not often that I am at a loss for words. I know, you are surprised, right? But recently, I did an assessment with a 15-year-old boy who was in a special school for kids with emotional disabilities, and part of this assessment was to interview the parent. Now, I try my best not to be judgmental about parenting. I ...
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    Top 10 Things I Do All Day as a School Psychologist

    Top 10 Things I Do All Day as a School Psychologist
    (In descending order of how much time I spend doing it) 10) Tracking down the yoots*, aka poking my head into classrooms and trying not to be disruptive while children yell, “Take me! I need therapy!” or “I a’int no f*ing special ed! No!!!” 9) Tracking down teachers to talk about the yoots, trying to get information from them while they ...
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