The Zealous Counselor

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By The Zealous Counselor
Ahh wicked cute and simple counseling session notes template, need I say more? Ha! I love using these notes for my students, especially my frequent flyers. It gives me an idea of what we talked about each session and how they are progressing on
Subjects:
School Counseling, Character Education, Study Skills
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Assessment, Professional Documents, Printables
$1.50
2
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By The Zealous Counselor
Ahhh middle school, the time when all of the students hormones are changing; thus, impacting their moods and their ability to solve conflict in a healthy way. I designed this lesson after Kelso Choices and every day things that I see as a middle
Subjects:
Other (Specialty), School Counseling, Character Education
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Task Cards
$4.00
2
Digital Download PPTX (2.41 MB)
By The Zealous Counselor
This lesson includes: 22 Activity Cards96 Time CardsA Hands On Practice Story-- Frazzled Freddy"Where Did My Time Go?" Worksheet with InstructionsAn Answer Key for "Where Did My Time Go?" for the Practice Story Frazzled Freddy Activity
Subjects:
School Counseling, Back to School, School Psychology
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Task Cards
$3.50
Digital Download PDF (1.09 MB)
By The Zealous Counselor
Maybe this is just my biased opinion but social media in middle school has drastically decreased social skills in my students. They often times don't know how to determine who is a good friend nor how to be a good friend. Sigh, no you cannot just
Subjects:
Other (Specialty), School Counseling, Character Education
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Task Cards
$3.50
1
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By The Zealous Counselor
Back to the basics with this lesson plan! I noticed a pattern with my students, social media plays a huge factor in many of the conflicts that I hear about in my office. I really wanted to challenge the students to think about social media and how
Subjects:
Other (Specialty), Character Education, Back to School
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Cooperative Learning, Task Cards
$3.00
1
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By The Zealous Counselor
As a middle school counselor, I get to help the students process who is a good friend, who is a poor friend, and who to approach with caution. This lesson uses a traffic light as a symbol of friendship. Red- Unhealthy Friendship, Yellow- Approach
Subjects:
Specialty, School Counseling, Character Education
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Cooperative Learning, Task Cards
$3.00
Digital Download PPTX (1.67 MB)
By The Zealous Counselor
This is a combination of three lessons and Fan N' Pick, which I use for two of the lessons. Lesson 1: Navigating Friendships: As a middle school counselor, I get to help the students process who is a good friend, who is a poor friend, and who to
Subjects:
Specialty, School Counseling, Character Education
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Cooperative Learning, Task Cards
$11.50
$10.35
1
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By The Zealous Counselor
This is a fun, engaging way that the students can learn about healthy friendships, it is the game scoot which is great for incorporating cooperative learning into your lessons! I included self-guided scoot for the students that struggle and need to
Subjects:
School Counseling, Back to School, School Psychology
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Task Cards
$3.00
1
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By The Zealous Counselor
I don't know about you all but it makes me so anxious to be so unorganized! Well this past school year all three of the counselors in my department were brand new, no experience. We really had to build our counseling department from the ground up.
Subjects:
Other (Specialty), School Counseling, Back to School
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Assessment, Excel Spreadsheets, Professional Documents
$7.00
1
Online Resource
Google Sheets™
By The Zealous Counselor
Many of my students are at the beginning stages of learning how to manage their time. They often come into my office saying that they are stressed out due to school work, they are feeling like a failure and depressed. Their grade books show that
Subjects:
Other (Specialty), School Counseling, Back to School
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Cooperative Learning
$3.00
Digital Download PPTX (0.28 MB)
By The Zealous Counselor
Let's face it, education is stressful and the people that work in it are generally under appreciated. These kudos cards help keep the staff morale high by creating a positive culture among the teachers and staff. Anyone is able to give kudos to
Subjects:
Other (Specialty), For All Subject Areas, School Counseling
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Fun Stuff, Handouts, Printables
$1.50
Digital Download PPTX (0.13 MB)
By The Zealous Counselor
As a school counselor, we are not taught best practice of how to organize our yearly lesson plans. Of course, we have our staple lessons, but depending on the needs assessment results from your stakeholders, many of your yearly lessons may change.
Subjects:
School Counseling, Back to School
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Professional Documents, For Principals & Administrators
$3.50
1
Online Resource
Google Sheets™
By The Zealous Counselor
This resource is the first step into helping middle school students understand implicit biases and microaggressions. It breaks down how the students come to see their world and how biases and instincts impact their thinking and behaviors. The last
Subjects:
Other (Specialty), School Counseling, Back to School
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), PowerPoint Presentations, Task Cards
$3.50
Digital Download PPTX (1.38 MB)
By The Zealous Counselor
This is a solution-focused intervention (scaling) being used in an interactive way to help students learn about time management. The students have to think of how to get the person from the scenario cards to a higher number than what is listed on
Subjects:
Life Skills, School Counseling, Back to School
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$3.00
Digital Download PPTX (0.42 MB)
By The Zealous Counselor
This year I wanted to do something more intentional in my office, so I went with a puzzle piece theme. It demonstrates CBT perfectly. I created puzzle pieces that model the CBT concept: What you think- has it's own puzzle pieceWhat you do- has it's
Subjects:
Other (Specialty), School Counseling, Back to School
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
$3.00
Digital Download PPTX (6.33 MB)
By The Zealous Counselor
Raise your hand if you have ever had a student in your office and you look out your door to see a line of your students waiting to see you. Hold two fingers up if any of your teachers struggle with electronic counseling referral systems. Clap your
Subjects:
School Counseling, Back to School, School Psychology
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Fun Stuff, Professional Documents, Printables
$1.50
Digital Download PDF (0.50 MB)
By The Zealous Counselor
Me: What do you want to be when you grow up? Every boy student in middle school: "A NFL player." Me: Oh that is so exciting! Tell me about the steps that you're going to take to get there!Every boy student in middle school: BLANK STARE, ahhhhhhhhhhh
Subjects:
Career and Technical Education, School Counseling, Back to School
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Professional Documents, Printables
$1.50
Digital Download PDF (0.44 MB)
By The Zealous Counselor
In order to obtain a growth mindset, students have to understand how their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors intertwine with each other. Many of the cards have the students process an example, and work through how these three impact each other. This
Subjects:
Other (Specialty), School Counseling, School Psychology
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Cooperative Learning, Task Cards
$3.00
Digital Download PPTX (1.67 MB)
By The Zealous Counselor
There is a helpful book that I read called "The Organized Student" by Donna Goldberg and Jennifer Zweigel. IT IS A MUST READ! I felt so inspired to help students improve their executive functioning skills, starting with organization. I created my
Subjects:
Career and Technical Education, Other (Specialty), School Counseling
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Activities
$9.00
$8.10
Bundle
By The Zealous Counselor
Yawnnnnn, Ms. Baker is doing another powerpoint presentation today. NOPE, not today kiddos! Buckle up and prepare for the best collaborative learning experience, ever! This product includes the fan N' pick board as well as directions on how to use
Subjects:
Other (Specialty), School Counseling, Character Education
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Cooperative Learning
$2.00
Digital Download PDF (0.65 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

A few year ago, I was presented with an opportunity to build the counseling department from the roots. All of us counselors were brand new and it allowed us to make this department EXACTLY how we wanted it to be. So consider my TPT products my Pinterest, blog, and Instagram as a form of my diary as a day in the life as a zealous middle school counselor. I love what I do and I wouldn't trade it for any other career, even on the worst days!

MY TEACHING STYLE

I work at a diverse, Title I school and many of my students score high childhood toxic stress (ACEs). What works for me is a combination of Solution-Focused Therapy and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, this allows me to reach the majority of the students quickly and efficiently.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Yet to be added

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Le Moyne College, Syracuse NY--Bachelors of Arts, Psychology West Chester University of Pennsylvania, West Chester PA--Masters of Education, School Counseling Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Trainer K-12 Career and College Readiness Specialist

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I am a strong believer that organized, intentional curriculum as well as a data drive program will set the counseling department up for success. I thrive on planning and analyzing, some may call me a nerd, and I am okay with that!

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