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How to Be Organized in Middle School

Are you the un-organized type? Are you always finding math homework in your English notebook? Organization is the key to success in middle school. Read this article on how to stay organized. Buy a good book bag or tote. Don't get book bags...

Race to find a specific paper in a messy backpack- for organization group

Backpack Organization Game: School Counselor Spotlight

Jen, a school counseling intern who graduates in December, gave an organizational skills lesson a creative and interactive spin! Jen wrote: I was running an organizational and study skills group for 7th and 8th grade students during my field experience at a middle school. In this group, each session focused on a different area of organization and studying. In the session where we focused on organizing backpacks and binders, we played a game where students had to race to find a paper in a…

Using Story Rocks at Lunch Bunch and Other Forms of Group Counseling

Story Rocks

Story Cubes, Story Rocks, Lunch Bunch, Craft projects for school counseling, counseling supplies

Questions for Counseling- divorce, feelings, coping, social skills, study skills

I have compiled lists of therapeutic questions to use with children or youth in counseling sessions. The topics are:1- Divorce 2- Feelings & Coping 3- Social Skills 4- Study skills 5- Self esteemYou can also check out version 2 of Questions for Counseling with the following topics:1- Anger2- Wo...

The Inspired Counselor Blog: Origami Group! Why you should run an Origami Group or club at your school!  "I created something out of nothing. From a simple piece of paper, a new creature was born. For each new piece I made, I felt I had the power to change the world. I could do anything, even if I had nothing to begin with, I could do it."

Origami Group

After learning about how to make Never Ending Cards, I started thinking about what kids could learn from folding paper. Turns out there is quite a bit that can be learned by making a few folds in a sheet of paper! Below are just a few of the benefits that students would gain from learning Origami. Academic Shapes (Identifying basic shapes, new shapes made from folding) Symmetry (Much of Origami is symmetric) Angles (You had a right angle, but folded it in half. Now how many degrees is the…

The Inspired Counselor: Origami Group- includes list of academic, personal/social, and career related benefits for students learning origami.

Origami Group

After learning about how to make Never Ending Cards, I started thinking about what kids could learn from folding paper. Turns out there is quite a bit that can be learned by making a few folds in a sheet of paper! Below are just a few of the benefits that students would gain from learning Origami. Academic Shapes (Identifying basic shapes, new shapes made from folding) Symmetry (Much of Origami is symmetric) Angles (You had a right angle, but folded it in half. Now how many degrees is the…

Great for first intro working in groups---Setting Expectations for Group Work

Setting Expectations for Group Work

I know...I know...you have heard me say this a million times. It is important to have groups in science and to have individual jobs while ...

Group Mandala

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Collaborative art. This could be done so many different ways! Love the idea

“The Tree of Many Colors” – A Strong Symbol of Life!

"The Tree of Many Colors" provided lots of stimulation from creating art, allowing the kids to travel away from hospital routine and loneliness. Artists John

All About Me Poster  FREEBIE

All About Me Poster

Still just getting started with this blog, so I thought I could start with some of my beginning of the year activities. I love sending these posters home with the new students to get to know them better. They bring them back the first week of school. It's always interesting to see the ones that are done by the little ones independently and the ones that the Mom's can't resist "improving". Some will come back completely "scrapbooked" with mounted photos, and others with scribbled doodles. I…