The Zealous Counselor

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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
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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
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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
1
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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
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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
This fun, interactive activity helps students decipher what kind of learner they are and the benefits of taking pride in their work. This is one of my favorite lessons and it always produces a great discussion with a few giggles. This lesson
Subjects:
School Counseling, Character Education, Classroom Community
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Cooperative Learning
$3.50
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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
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)
By The Zealous Counselor
I have found as a middle school counselor that I am mediating girls, every single day, not joking, EVERY SINGLE DAY, about something that was said on Instagram live, in a DM or Snapchat. Who can relate? In order to help promote small, effective
Subjects:
School Counseling, Character Education, Back to School
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Printables, Classroom Forms, Posters
$1.20
Digital Download PDF (0.97 MB)
By The Zealous Counselor
This is a puzzle activity that I use to help students understand what makes up a growth mindset. I used a famous quote from a celebrity and paired with it a potential thought, behavior and feeling that could be tied to the quote. Sometimes I have
Subjects:
Other (Specialty), School Counseling, Character Education
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Cooperative Learning
$2.00
Digital Download PPTX (0.18 MB)
By The Zealous Counselor
These task cards are really cute, editable, LGBTQ friendly, and most importantly FREE. #CANTBEATFREE All of my task card sets come with backs if you wish to have them. Enjoy! Check out my blog: https://www.thezealouscounselor.com/
Subjects:
English Language Arts, School Counseling, Character Education
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Test Prep, Task Cards
FREE
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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 challenging days!

MY TEACHING STYLE

I work at a diverse, Title I school and many of my students score to having 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

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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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