The Responsive Counselor

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By The Responsive Counselor
These Restorative Practices or Restorative Justice behavior reflection sheets are for students to use when they have broken a rule/failed to meet a school expectation. It is particularly powerful when someone else was harmed due to their actions.
Subjects:
Classroom Management, School Counseling, Classroom Community
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Worksheets, For Principals & Administrators, Professional Documents
$3.75
981
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By The Responsive Counselor
Empower students by teaching them about their brain and their feelings using the hand model of the brain! This resource is a kid-friendly way of explaining what "flipping a lid" means through illustrating the roles of the wise owl pre-frontal
Subjects:
School Counseling, School Psychology
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities
$4.50
707
Digital Download ZIP (94.01 MB)
By The Responsive Counselor
Jory John’s The Bad Seed, The Good Egg, The Cool Bean, The Couch Potato, and The Smart Cookie are awesome stories with several themes that make them great for whole group SEL lessons, small group counseling, and individual counseling. This resource
Subjects:
School Counseling, Character Education, Classroom Community
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities
$15.00
$12.00
419
Bundle
By The Responsive Counselor
Restorative practices are an effective way to improve class and school culture, decrease negative behaviors, and develop successful citizens of the school and world. These tools help you implement the practices in a developmentally appropriate way
Subjects:
Classroom Management, For Administrators, Classroom Community
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities
$8.75
$7.00
279
Bundle
By The Responsive Counselor
Sometimes even with all of our preventative work, we have a group of girls that struggle with relational aggression (girl drama, friendship problems, mean girls, etc.). This small group counseling curriculum is awesome for helping develop healthy
Subjects:
School Counseling, Character Education, School Psychology
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities
$12.00
335
Digital Download ZIP (141.78 MB)
By The Responsive Counselor
This classroom coping skills calm corner is a great way to make emotional self-regulation a priority in your classroom, office, and/or school. It includes a centers-based lesson for teaching students how to use the different tools and strategies,
Subjects:
Classroom Management, School Counseling, Special Education
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Posters, Activities
$9.00
$7.00
440
Bundle
By The Responsive Counselor
These low-prep counseling prompts will work with almost any game you already have – I use them almost daily at my school! Each set of prompts is coded by number and color. Roll a 5? Respond to prompt #5! Drew a yellow card? Respond to the yellow
Subjects:
School Counseling, Character Education, School Psychology
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Google Apps, Internet Activities, Games
$5.00
545
Digital Download ZIP (30.05 MB)
By The Responsive Counselor
This set of activities is designed to help students: better understand the concept of respect, practice identifying what respect looks like in various situations, and reflect and share on their own opinions and experiences with respect. The ultimate
Subjects:
Classroom Management, School Counseling, Special Education
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Google Apps, Activities, Internet Activities
$4.00
234
Digital Download ZIP (127.77 MB)
By The Responsive Counselor
Check In, Check Out (CICO) is an evidence-based tier 2 behavior intervention for students. It combines adult attention, frequent feedback, self-monitoring, and reinforcement. CICO is for students who are motivated by adult attention. Running the
Subjects:
School Counseling, School Psychology, Special Education
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Professional Documents, Classroom Forms
$6.00
359
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By The Responsive Counselor
These coping and resiliency activities are great for individual counseling, group counseling, or guidance SEL lessons with students that become easily dysregulated or have a tough time coping with day-to-day stressors at school. Help your students
Subjects:
School Counseling, School Psychology, Special Education
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Google Apps, Activities, Internet Activities
$4.00
376
Digital Download ZIP (49.59 MB)
By The Responsive Counselor
This small group counseling curriculum is awesome for helping develop self-control, emotional regulation, and positive relationship skills among middle to upper elementary boys. Sometimes, we use the same materials with boys as we do with girls or
Subjects:
Life Skills, School Counseling, School Psychology
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities
$15.00
194
Digital Download ZIP (544.10 MB)
By The Responsive Counselor
This resource is a complete unit for helping lower elementary students learn and master conflict resolution strategies. It will help develop a more positive and peaceful class culture – and develop these problem solving skills crucial for our
Subjects:
Classroom Management, School Counseling, Classroom Community
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, PowerPoint Presentations
$12.00
272
Digital Download ZIP (402.74 MB)
By The Responsive Counselor
This social skills small group counseling curriculum is awesome for helping develop self-control, emotional regulation, and positive relationship skills with lower elementary students. It has a strong focus on movement-based, play-based, and
Subjects:
School Counseling, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities
$12.00
181
Digital Download ZIP (214.99 MB)
By The Responsive Counselor
Stand in My Shoes by Bob Sornson is a great book for introducing the concept of empathy to children; one of the most important social emotional learning skills. This resource is a companion lesson plan for the story. Students engage in cooperative
Subjects:
School Counseling, Classroom Community, Special Education
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Google Apps, Activities, Internet Activities
$3.00
343
Digital Download ZIP (18.63 MB)
By The Responsive Counselor
This is a set of five lessons that help students develop social justice skills through understanding identity, diversity, and injustice. 1. IDENTITY LESSON: Understanding the different elements of identities and exploring our own2. DIVERSITY &
Subjects:
School Counseling, Classroom Community
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Google Apps, Internet Activities
$19.50
$15.50
108
Bundle
By The Responsive Counselor
This lesson was created to help upper elementary students understand the basics of mental health and wellness, including things that help vs. hurt our mental health, and signs they need to ask for help. It does not explicitly teach about depression,
Subjects:
School Counseling, School Psychology
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Google Apps, Internet Activities
$3.00
187
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By The Responsive Counselor
New to school counseling, new to elementary counseling, or looking to refresh your program? This starter bundle is a stellar set of resources to get you on an amazing start in your comprehensive school counseling program!Any Game Counseling Prompts
Subjects:
School Counseling
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Posters, Classroom Forms, Games
$50.00
$37.50
131
Bundle
By The Responsive Counselor
Do you have students that don't quite understand what friendship is? This friendship SEL lesson guidance lesson is an interactive way to help students understand how to be a friend and healthy friendship traits. It also makes for an excellent
Subjects:
School Counseling, Classroom Community
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Google Apps, Activities, Internet Activities
$3.25
192
Digital Download ZIP (25.34 MB)
By The Responsive Counselor
This bundle is packed with hands on activities to improve your students’ study skills and responsibility for their learning. It’s perfect for either a study skills group counseling curriculum or classroom guidance unit. Are some of your students
Subjects:
School Counseling, Study Skills, School Psychology
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities
$18.50
$16.65
171
Bundle
By The Responsive Counselor
Of all of the conflict resolution strategies (or Kelso’s Choices), Talk it Out or I-Messages (I-Statements) are my absolute favorite. This animated and interactive PowerPoint is a no to low prep lesson for engaging your students and teaching them
Subjects:
School Counseling, Problem Solving, Classroom Community
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, PowerPoint Presentations
$3.00
342
Digital Download ZIP (73.59 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I started my career as a school-based therapist and I now work as an elementary school counselor, focusing on the upper grades.

MY TEACHING STYLE

My classroom lessons and small groups are generally skills-based and I try to incorporate movement and applied practice into each lesson. I am NOT a word search kind of counselor and I only use worksheets when they are truly the best option! My individual work is often cognitive-behavioral, I use a lot of non-therapeutic board games, and I love using my rice tray. My population is diverse (in lots of ways) and I'm grateful to work with so many wonderful kiddos and families

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

BA in Psychology, Anthropology, Health Studies MS in Community, Research, and Action MEd Human Development Counseling

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If you like my resources, visit my blog at www.theresponsivecounselor.com

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