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All of the activities in this pack can also be used without the book! Bullying Activities: - Friendship Bullying Survey - Put Ups and Put Downs - I Spy Friendship Bullying - My Book of Helpers - My Bully Busting Book - 6 Role
Subjects:
Life Skills, Classroom Management, School Counseling
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$3.00
379 ratings
3.9
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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:
Special Education, Life Skills, School Counseling
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
$4.00
205 ratings
4.0
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By The Helpful Counselor
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
350 ratings
4.0
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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:
Special Education, School Counseling, Speech Therapy
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
$4.00
233 ratings
4.0
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By The Helpful Counselor
Get ready and organized with this School Counseling Binder for the 2018-19 year! Counseling binders are the best way to stay organized and effective as a school counselor! Have you been searching for the perfect counseling binder and forms to help
Subjects:
School Counseling
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Assessment, Printables, Classroom Forms
$10.00
$7.00
295 ratings
4.0
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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:
Special Education, Life Skills, School Counseling
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$5.00
194 ratings
3.9
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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:
Special Education, School Counseling, Speech Therapy
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Posters
$3.00
259 ratings
4.0
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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:
Special Education, Classroom Management, School Counseling
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$3.00
238 ratings
4.0
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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:
Special Education, School Counseling, Speech Therapy
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Task Cards
$3.00
181 ratings
3.9
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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:
Special Education, School Counseling, Speech Therapy
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Games
$4.00
255 ratings
4.0
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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:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
$5.00
177 ratings
4.0
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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:
Special Education, School Counseling, Speech Therapy
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
$4.00
218 ratings
4.0
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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:
Special Education, School Counseling, Problem Solving
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$13.50
$9.00
207 ratings
4.0
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By The Helpful Counselor
Do you work with children who need to develop their positive coping skills? Do they get stuck on the negative and have a hard time figuring out what to do next? I created this coping skills card set and sorting activity to help my students learn
Subjects:
Life Skills, Classroom Management, School Counseling
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$4.00
126 ratings
4.0
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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:
Special Education, Life Skills, School Counseling
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$3.50
157 ratings
4.0
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By The Helpful Counselor
Good friends can be hard to find! Use Friendship Definition social skills card set to help teach children the qualities of a good friend. The card set is made up of 12 sets of scenarios (24 cards). Each “A Good Friend” card has a matching “A Good
Subjects:
Special Education, School Counseling, Speech Therapy
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
$3.50
148 ratings
4.0
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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:
Special Education, School Counseling, Speech Therapy
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
$13.50
$8.00
158 ratings
4.0
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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, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
$3.00
153 ratings
4.0
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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:
Special Education, School Counseling, Speech Therapy
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Posters
$9.00
$5.50
147 ratings
4.0
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By The Helpful Counselor
Games and fun activities are a great way to teach children about feelings. Playing games help children to feel less defensive and open up about how they are feeling. Let's face it...kids would much more comfortable while playing than they are
Subjects:
Special Education, School Counseling, Speech Therapy
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
$3.00
101 ratings
4.0
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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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