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Do your students have a difficult time having conversations with peers or adults? Practice positive communication skills with the Conversations-Go-Around Game! Perfect for small groups or individual counseling sessions. The 40 unique conversation
Subjects:
Life Skills, School Counseling, Speech Therapy
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
$5.00
460
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By The Helpful Counselor
Many kids are so desperate to have friends that they are willing to ignore rude behavior. Over time, they start to accept controlling and hostile behavior as a normal part of their relationships with other people. Help your students develop
Subjects:
School Counseling, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
$4.00
356
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By The Helpful Counselor
Anger management is a vital skill for our students. Many kids are overpowered by intense emotions and need to be taught how to respond when they are frustrated. I've had a lot of success teaching my students anger management strategies through
Subjects:
School Counseling, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Games
$4.00
351
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By The Helpful Counselor
SAVE 30% on my top selling friendship problem solving products! The Social Skills: Friendship Problem Solving Bundle includes the following products from my store: Friendship Intervention Unit Do you have students that struggle with
Subjects:
School Counseling, Problem Solving, Special Education
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$13.50
$9.00
256
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By The Helpful Counselor
Children and teenagers often need help identifying copy skills for when life gets a little bumpy. Elevated stress levels can impact all areas of life: social, academic, and family. Coping Skills Bingo is a fun way to introduce and review
Subjects:
Life Skills, School Counseling, Special Education
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
$4.00
260
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By The Helpful Counselor
Positive affirmations are a great way to teach students to use the coping skill of positive self-talk. Here are a few of the activities you can do with these affirmations: I “CAN” Can: Keep affirmations in a decorative can or container. Use the
Subjects:
Life Skills, School Counseling, Special Education
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$3.50
195
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By The Helpful Counselor
The movie Inside Out is a fantastic way to teach children about feelings and emotional regulation! Use this Inside Feelings booklet to explore the feeling characters in Inside Out (Joy, Sadness, Anger, Disgust, and Fear). This booklet can be used
Subjects:
School Counseling, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Posters, Activities, Printables
$3.00
325
Digital Download PDF (3.78 MB)
By The Helpful Counselor
Bully Busting Bingo is a fun game that teaches students how to handle bullying. Bullying Topics Covered: Participants: Bully, Target, Bystander, and Ally Types of Bullying: Physical, Verbal, Cyber, and Friendship/Relational Aggression Effects of
Subjects:
Classroom Management, School Counseling, Back to School
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
$5.00
211
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By The Helpful Counselor
Problem Solving Role Play Activity Pack- Friendship Edition Problem Solving Solutions PowerPoint Slide Show with 12 problem solving solutions. Worksheets Problem Solving Solutions Outline Worksheet. (Key Included) I-Statements Which Is Best What
Subjects:
School Counseling, Problem Solving, Special Education
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Posters, Activities, Printables
$3.00
115
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By The Helpful Counselor
A classroom full of kind kids is paradise in my eyes! Use the booklet, coloring pages, and posters to teach and reinforce kind behavior. Contents: 10 page booklet -playing fair -playing with others -being kind to everyone -helping
Subjects:
Classroom Management, School Counseling, Special Education
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$3.00
298
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By The Helpful Counselor
Help your students learn problem solving and social skills with real life scenarios. Problem Solving Role Play Bundle: Includes: 12 Family Role Play Scenarios 12 Friendship Role Play Scenarios 12 Bullying Role Play Scenarios Problem Solving
Subjects:
School Counseling, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Posters, Activities, Printables
$9.00
$5.50
168
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By The Helpful Counselor
Help your students learn how to make I-Statements, show empathy, and express their feelings with this fun game! Contents: Game board 4 game pieces 24 I-statement cards 24 empathy cards 9 Feelings: Angry, Sad, Worried, Proud, Excited, Surprised,
Subjects:
School Counseling, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
$4.00
251
Digital Download PDF (11.11 MB)
By The Helpful Counselor
Do your students have a difficult time controlling their anger when they are "in the moment"? Help students learn how to respond more appropriately by practicing positive responses before there is a problem. Positive Behavior Intervention
Subjects:
School Counseling, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
8th, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Task Cards, Activities, Printables
$3.00
209
Digital Download PDF (1.18 MB)
By The Helpful Counselor
Do you have students that struggle with on-again off-again friendships? Do students come to you after recess with friendship problems? If so, then this unit is for you! The purpose of this unit is to help children solve friendship problems and
Subjects:
Life Skills, School Counseling, Special Education
Grades:
8th, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$5.00
229
Digital Download PDF (2.66 MB)
By The Helpful Counselor
Looking for a fun way to reinforce manners and good behavior in the classroom? Use the Manners Matter game and coloring puzzle pages to address positive behavior expectations. Topics Covered: Staying in Your Own Space Walking in the Hallway and
Subjects:
Classroom Management, School Counseling, Back to School
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
$3.00
179
Digital Download PDF (4.00 MB)
By The Helpful Counselor
Children and teens deal with a lot of different problems when their parents divorce. Use this set of task cards to help them learn how to handle their problems in a positive manner. This set contains 32 unique situations. Each card includes 3
Subjects:
Life Skills, School Counseling
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Task Cards, Activities, Printables
$3.00
95
Digital Download PDF (1.82 MB)
By The Helpful Counselor
Looking for some fun ways to teach social skills and create a caring community? Save over 65% (TODAY ONLY) with this counseling game and activity bundle! The Elementary Counseling: Social Skills Game and Activity Bundle contents: Manners
Subjects:
School Counseling, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
$13.50
$8.00
211
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By The Helpful Counselor
Identify emotions can be super tricky! Using pictures of real people to practice feeling identification is extremely helpful. This set of 144 cards includes 9 different characters and a wide variety of emotions...each of the 9 characters comes with
Subjects:
Life Skills, School Counseling, Speech Therapy
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Flash Cards, Printables
$5.00
40
Digital Download PDF (48.25 MB)
By The Helpful Counselor
"THINK Before You Speak" is a helpful statement to remind children to analyze what they say and how their words affect other people. The acronym for THINK reminds children to ask themselves if what they are saying is: T - True H - Honest I -
Subjects:
Classroom Management, School Counseling, Speech Therapy
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
$4.00
142
Digital Download ZIP (2.95 MB)
By The Helpful Counselor
Save 30% with the Friendship Game Bundle Contents: THINK Before You Speak "THINK Before You Speak" is a helpful statement to remind children to analyze what they say and how their words affect other people. The acronym for THINK reminds children
Subjects:
Life Skills, School Counseling, Speech Therapy
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
$11.00
$7.70
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

My School Counseling Journey

I started my career as a mental health therapist for children in the adoption/foster care system. I went to graduate school to become a fully licensed therapist but quickly fell in love with school counseling.

A few months before I graduated with my Masters in Counseling and endorsement in school counseling, I was hired as a school counselor in a rural district in my county. I covered 3 elementary buildings with just under 1,500 students.

Providing elementary counseling services in my school district was amazing, but as the only elementary counselor I yearned to connect with others who "got it". Feeling a bit like a lone wolf, I turned to the internet and discovered several school counseling blogs. In an attempt to "join the conversation", I started my blog: The Helpful Counselor. You can check it out here: The Helpful Counselor

School Counselor Turned Special Education Teacher

I loved running my districts elementary school counseling program, but I felt like I could still do more to help my students so I went back to school to learn how to support students with emotional and behavioral impairments. In the spring of 2011, I completed my teaching certification program at Eastern Michigan University with a certification in English and a special education endorsement in emotional impairments.

For the past 4 years, I've worked as a special education teacher in a K-5 resource room where I help my students develop academic, social, emotional, and behavioral skills.

School Counseling Consultation Services

GearUp Academy - Flint, MI

Speaking Engagements

A Friendship Intervention: Putting an End to Relational Aggression
Florida School Counseling Association

Behavior Modification Breakdown: The Basics to Lasting Behavior Change
Michigan School Counseling Association

MY TEACHING STYLE

I have a child-centered philosophy with an emphasis on self-empowerment.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

PSI CHI - International Honor Society for Psychology Students

Graduated University of Michigan Magna Cum Laude

Graduated Spring Arbor University Magna Cum Laude

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Bachelor of Science in Psychology University of Michigan

Master of Arts in Counseling Spring Arbor University

English Teaching Certification Eastern Michigan University

Special Education Endorsement: Emotional Impairment Eastern Michigan University

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

My background is in working with abused and neglected children in inner-city Detroit and Flint, Michigan.

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