A Shortage of School Psychologists

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school psychologistMany schools across the country are discovering a shortage of school psychologists. Schools often need to share those individuals that they have and struggle to replace any that leave for one reason or another. School psychologists are a part of the school community that support students while learning and teachers while teaching. Individuals with a school psychologist training have a background in learning, mental health, and more. They are able to work with students on boosting their academic, social, emotional, and behavioral well being within the school day. School psychologists are often the individuals that build the home, school, and community connection to support students in their learning environment. Continue reading “A Shortage of School Psychologists”

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(Sham)Rockin’ St. Patrick’s Day Activities

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We’re only a week away from St. Patrick’s Day! This holiday not only gives us an excuse to wear the green-colored clothing we have tucked away in our closets, it also allows us to celebrate the rich Irish culture in a fun and festive way. If you so happen to be a school-based professional in search of themed activities to do on this day, look no further than our top picks for (Sham)Rockin’ St. Patrick’s Day-themed Classroom Activities: Continue reading “(Sham)Rockin’ St. Patrick’s Day Activities”

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Speech Therapy Activities So Lovely & Sweet

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Love is in the air… but your Valentine’s Day-themed lesson plan shouldn’t be! On today’s post, we’re sharing our favorite Valentine’s Day speech therapy ideas that don’t require too much time or effort to prepare. Did we mention that they are available for FREE? Makes them that much sweeter, doesn’t it?

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How Social Media is Expanding the Role of School Counselors

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social-media-school-cyberbullyingSocial media has changed the world, for better or worse. The fact is that social media is virtually available to anyone, including students that attend middle schools and high schools. Many children have their own smart phones that allow them to stay connected at all times. These devices let them to connect with other students at school and beyond. This also means that fallout from positive and negative interactions on those platforms can trickle down into the school day. Continue reading “How Social Media is Expanding the Role of School Counselors”

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