The Best Way To Build Trust With Students: 10 Powerful Trauma Informed Practices

The Best Way To Build Trust With Students: 10 Powerful Trauma Informed Practices

Inside: Trauma informed practices to connect with kids and build trust so they can feel connected to the school community and thrive academically, socially, and emotionally. Are you struggling to support kids who’ve been through rough times and faced serious challenges? Maybe they seem distant, disrespectful, and have a wall up to keep everyone out….

How To Build Rapport With Students: 30 Ways To Connect
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How To Build Rapport With Students: 30 Ways To Connect

Inside: Engaging activities to build rapport with kids and teens so that they can feel supported and like a valuable part of the school community After I finish writing my last note for the night, I turn off the lights, slip under the covers, and try desperately to fall asleep. Immediately I’m met with a…

7 Helpful School Social Work Hacks That Will Save Time And Energize You
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7 Helpful School Social Work Hacks That Will Save Time And Energize You

Inside:Time saving school social work hacks to help you prioritize tasks so you can get back to meeting with kids and avoid burnout. It’s midday and I’m finally settling into a heart-to-heart session with one of my students when suddenly, another crisis pulls me away. It’s the third disruption of the day, and each missed…

The Best 10 Minute Fix Guaranteed To Get Kids To Practice Coping Skills
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The Best 10 Minute Fix Guaranteed To Get Kids To Practice Coping Skills

It was the third time this week *Mrs. Smith called to ask for help with *John. I could hear the stress and frustration in her voice and knew she was at her wits end. “Can you puh-lease meet with John?” My chest tightened and my heart started to race. I had just met with John…

Ultimate Guide To Social Skills Activities
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Ultimate Guide To Social Skills Activities

Inside: Social skills activities and resources to help teach children valuable social skills. Social skills activities are wonderful for teaching kids social skills. When kids develop social skills, they are better able to get along with others. Social skills are the means by which people can make connections to others, exchange information and ideas, make…

How To Teach Kids About Feelings: 85 Creative Activities For Children
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How To Teach Kids About Feelings: 85 Creative Activities For Children

As a school social worker, in addition to meeting with kids, you’re expected to attend IEP meetings, complete documentation, and call families to follow up on attendance concerns..You have to figure out how to juggle seeing kids for direct counseling services and dealing with the constant crises that pop up. Not to mention, you’re expected…

How To Help Kids Smash Goals With This Powerful Tool
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How To Help Kids Smash Goals With This Powerful Tool

Growing up in a house with a mom with undiagnosed schizo-affective disorder and an alcoholic stepfather was dysfunctional to say the least. From age 12, the only escape I saw was going away to college. But how do you hold on to hope when the promise of better days is 6 years away? You plan…

25 Words Of Encouragement For Kids That Promotes A Growth Mindset
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25 Words Of Encouragement For Kids That Promotes A Growth Mindset

Inside: Words of encouragement for kids to help them develop a growth mindset. Many of us who have or work with children are committed to equipping them with the tools needed for success.  Having a growth mindset is one of the main tools we want to pass on to kids. A growth mindset is the…