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Encouraging Words for School Counselors

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Inspire Success hosts this weekly podcast of encouraging short stories from school counselors about school counseling. The free 5-10 minute podcasts airs weekly with heartening short stories and practical tips from school counselors to make your workweek a bit lighter.

Inspire Success hosts this weekly podcast of encouraging short stories from school counselors about school counseling. The free 5-10 minute podcasts airs weekly with heartening short stories and practical tips from school counselors to make your workweek a bit lighter.

Location:

United States

Description:

Inspire Success hosts this weekly podcast of encouraging short stories from school counselors about school counseling. The free 5-10 minute podcasts airs weekly with heartening short stories and practical tips from school counselors to make your workweek a bit lighter.

Language:

English

Contact:

3172104650


Episodes

A School Counselor Remembered (#47)

6/14/2021
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.

Duration:00:14:56

Remembering How We Survived the Past School Year (#46)

6/7/2021
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.

Duration:00:11:28

Coping Through Coaching (#45)

5/31/2021
How did middle school counselor Jennifer Henriquez cope with COVID and the stresses of school counseling? She became a Life Coach and says this process can help others, too.

Duration:00:03:46

Reflections on School Counselor Super Powers (#44)

5/24/2021
More listeners share their end-of-the-school-year stories, both humorous and touching, that highlight current and future school counselors’ super powers.

Duration:00:06:54

You’re Never Too Old (#43)

5/17/2021
Years ago, Kent Cocking took a counseling job at his area career center thinking it would be temporary, and then he met John who taught him you’re never too old to learn.

Duration:00:06:59

Reaping Rewards & Wedding Cake (#42)

5/10/2021
The work of school counselors is often compared to planting seeds. If we’re lucky, we occasionally get to share in the results of our hard work as Stephanie Brinsley did this spring.

Duration:00:04:45

The Screeching Halt (#41)

5/3/2021
School counselors understand students may "awfulize" (using Albert Ellis' term) a situation, making it more terrible than it is So can adults. Kelly Dunn shares a story of how thinking differently about an issue can bring it to a screeching halt.

Duration:00:04:49

The Beauty of the Small Win (#40)

4/26/2021
Sometimes the greatest rewards of being a school counselor come in a small note or the barest of smiles from a student. If you can relate to that feeling, you’ll appreciate the beauty of the small win shared by this week’s guest Bob Tyra.

Duration:00:12:39

Forging Student Connections to Multiple Postsecondary Options (#39)

4/19/2021
Helping students explore and experience multiple postsecondary possibilities before graduation is a central role of school counselors. This week’s guest shares how her school corporation found a creative way that engaged both students and educators!

Duration:00:05:15

Ready for More Support and More Time (#38)

4/12/2021
It may be time to take another look at ways to organize school counseling programs that lead to more support for school counselors and more time to work directly with students.

Duration:00:03:58

First Things for First Generation Students (#37)

4/5/2021
School counselors’ work in helping students succeed is magnified when other organizations collaborate in providing families with information and motivation. Learn how the non-profit organization Catisha Coates-Toney has created is doing just that.

Duration:00:05:58

Bumping Into Reality (#36)

3/29/2021
For this spring break edition of the podcast we pull another favorite from our archives. This story, from former middle school counselor Mary Pouch, reminds us that it can be helpful for counselors to be there when students bump into reality.

Duration:00:04:38

Remembering the “Schoolproof” Kids (Spring Break Edition #35)

3/22/2021
From our archives, Indiana’s 2021 School Counselor of the Year Connie Sivertson reminds us not to forget about our highest achieving and most resilient “schoolproof” students who need school counselors’ support just as much or more as other students.

Duration:00:04:53

Time for Spring Break (#34)

3/15/2021
Hope springs eternal not only for warmer weather and freedom from the pandemic, but for a mid-semester break for counselors, educators, and administrators. Whether you’re still in school or on vacation, we offer a short reminder of why sharing your stories helps us all cope with the school year.

Duration:00:02:04

The Power of the Counselor/Intern Relationship (#33)

3/7/2021
When the relationship between a veteran school counselor and new counselor intern “clicks,” amazing things can result. Counselor intern Kathleen Whybrew shares the many ways students have benefited from the positive relationship with her counselor supervisor Laura Samide.

Duration:00:05:53

Staying Connected In COVID Times (#32)

2/28/2021
For school counselors like Dr. Nicole Fields, the key to helping students succeed and thrive is staying connected; even in the midst of a pandemic.

Duration:00:04:40

Building Positive School Experiences Through Data (#31)

2/21/2021
School counselors may never “like” using data, but, as Kentucky School Counselor of the Year Amy Beal found out, data CAN be an effective advocacy tool to help more students have a positive school experience.

Duration:00:06:09

The Payoffs of Proactive Positivity (#30)

2/14/2021
One of the surest ways of promoting positive student behavior is to highlight occasions when students do good, whether in big or small ways. School Counselor Elishia Basner has found that this practice results in benefits that go beyond the walls of the school building.

Duration:00:04:51

Quilts, Grinning Turtles, and Moore (#29)

2/7/2021
What keeps your body and spirit warm in the winter? This week we share some of the comforting stories that inspire us to keep going, despite the cold.

Duration:00:04:06

Why School Counselors Do What They Do (#28)

1/31/2021
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 Hed King reflects the very reason for recognizing school counselors during National School Counseling Week.

Duration:00:06:26