Join Luci and her friends as they go on an adventure to find a missing robot! In the process they learn the foundational concepts of coding, the increasing capabilities of technology, and the power of persistence.
Digital tools that will transform your practice
Educating students in the 21st century is about more than preparing them for work in the digital age; it's also about connecting with the whole student and transcending barriers. Written for school counselors and other education professionals, 50+ Tech Tools for School Counselors provides insightful descriptions of digital tools that can be used daily to not only enrich intervention and instruction but also guide decision-making, streamline work, enhance communication, and promote happier students.
Readers will find:
a framework for leadership and advocacy through the lens of technology
vignettes demonstrating implementation and quotes from students and other stakeholders
step-by-step guides and checklists
Perspectives from counselors around the country that provide a peer-to-peer feel
narratives, technical descriptions, and diagrams
School counselors are often unsure or unaware of the myriad of existing tech tools. This book will help them enhance their practice, feel more confident, spend less time on paperwork, and enable today’s students to achieve success in school and access information on college and careers.
Thank you Jim Deeken for the shout out to 50+ Tech Tools for #SchoolCounselors!
💙 the emphasis on efficiency to give you control over your time so work doesn’t take over your life!
Therapeutic Children's Books
"Why can't I find any books on this topic?" I asked myself. As a school counselor with 15-years experience, I knew what therapeutic resources my students and families needed, but they simply did not exist! I started writing my own social stories, and they were so well-received by other counselors and families that I decided to publish them! It's been a rewarding process to write these therapeutic children's books about social skills, anxiety, and managing type 1 diabetes. It has been an honor to create and provide these resources for school counselors, families, and, most importantly, the children who struggle with these challenges.
Are you looking for a fun, creative, and therapeutic way to make meaningful connections in your individual or group counseling sessions? Look no further!
You can use origami as an ice-breaker, in grief support groups, as a de-stressing coping skill, to practice leadership skills, and more!
No artistic skills are required, and you can use free online video tutorials with your students!
Like all school counselors, I am always looking for fun, creative, and therapeutic ways to address student needs. However, I am not the craftiest of people; I struggle to make my stick figure drawings look remotely like people. When working with children, whether independently or in small groups, I seek engaging strategies that are fun yet focused on the topic at hand. My quest has led me to Origami, the traditional Japanese art of paper folding.
Sydney is a brave, smart, and beautiful cat. So, why doesn’t she want to go to school? Sydney tries her best to explain the horrible, terrible feeling that fills her body. She and Papa meet with the school counselor, Ms. Meow. Can Papa and Ms. Meow help her feel like herself again? It takes a brave cat to talk about being afraid, and Sydney does just that. She learns several strategies she can use to help her during this difficult time, and she looks forward to sharing her strategies with you! I'm No Scaredy Cat... But I'm Afraid to go to School! is available in paperback and e-book.
Understanding human emotions can be difficult! Did you know that the human face has about 43 muscles? All of these muscles work together to form expressions that let us know how people are feeling.
Some people immediately figure out which muscle combinations are connected to specific feelings. Other people learn to read the human face and look at body language clues to figure it out These people look for clues and other signs, just like detectives!
This feeling detective book can help you learn to find the clues about how people are feeling!
Peter was just a little boy when he was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. He discovered several strategies he can use to cope with the injections and other challenges he will face.
Inspired by my five-year-old nephew’s courage upon being diagnosed with this life-long illness, I wrote this book to encourage him to use his personal strengths as coping skills to manage the initial diagnosis and treatment process. Peter's Special Concoction: How a Little Boy Learned to Manage Type 1 Diabetes is available as both a paperback and eBook.
A FREE, crowd-sourced guide by educators for educators!
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Life Lessons from the Cat: 101 Tales of Family, Friendship and Fun
Our feline friends teach us many lessons, from their days as a kitten to their quiet senior years. Along the way they keep us company, provide unconditional love, and share in the ups and downs of our lives. These 101 real-life stories will delight cat lovers of all kinds. You’ll laugh a lot, tear up at times, and nod your head in recognition as you read these tales about the wonderful experience of sharing life with a cat. Part of the proceeds go to support the work of American Humane, providing a better life for cats everywhere.