Are you looking for some great and original ideas for your school counseling program? If so, be sure to check out Dr. Susan Fuller’s blog Entirely Elementary School Counseling! I am always waiting to see what she will post next. You can see one of her creations, the “Be” display, on the wall just outside my office. I want to take this time to share with you why this blog is one of my favorites!
- Entirely Elementary School Counseling contains several great lesson ideas including the Coping With Conflict Toolbox and Hunter and His Amazing Remote Control. The very first lesson I adapted was Dr. Fuller’s lesson using one of my favorite books titled One by Kathryn Otoshi. I like how she talked about sharing this picture book with 5th graders at the end of the school year which is exactly what I did. I especially like how she tied in the discussion of people in history who have made a difference. I am looking forward to using the book with my fifth grade friends again this year.
- Dr. Fuller is also very creative and shares several ideas on her site. Be sure to check out her Motivational Medals and her Button Bucket. One idea I LOVE that I mentioned earlier is the “Be” wall she shared. This went along with her theme for this school year which is “Be Yourself.” I’ve said before in another post, I was so appreciative that she shared the words and signs on her blog for all to use. I have gotten so many compliments about my display. I am always sure to mention the awesome counselor who shared it so that I could create it!
- Entirely Elementary School Counseling also has great ideas for small groups. Dr. Fuller recently included an awesome post, Winterized Small Groups- Part 1, where she explains in great detail how she organizes her small groups. This post has so much information, and it really made me want to rethink my approach to the small groups I conduct outside of Lunch Bunch. The “Part 1” in the title indicates there is more great information to come, and I am looking forward to it.
What I’ve mentioned here is just a sampling of what can be found on Dr. Fuller’s wonderful blog. Be sure to check it out. I am certain you’ll find several great ideas to incorporate into your school counseling program. This blog does not disappoint!
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