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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 30-Year Perspective on Helping Student Victims of Sexual Abuse (#54)

8/2/2021
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.

Duration:00:06:24

For the Love of Learning (#53)

7/26/2021
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.

Duration:00:07:06

Using Data to Leverage Student Success (#52)

7/19/2021
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.

Duration:00:05:50

Judge Not By the Harvest, But By the Seeds You Plant (#51)

7/12/2021
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.

Duration:00:03:48

Helping Students Can Help Us, Too (#50)

7/5/2021
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.

Duration:00:15:41

Valuing Family Support (#49)

6/28/2021
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.

Duration:00:03:49

Why Become a School Counselor? (#48)

6/21/2021
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.

Duration:00:05:06

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