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Have you considered providing mini PD to your teachers? You might be thinking that there is no way you are getting in front of your colleagues and teaching something. I completely understand that! But you can still support your teachers by providing easy PD for them about SEL strategies and counseling strategies that they can do in their classrooms.

Wouldn’t it be great if you could help many students use SEL strategies even without you physically being in the room? Teaching teachers strategies to help support their students is a great way to extend yourself a little bit. There are so many practices and strategies that they can easily implement into their classrooms and a little support and help from you can be so helpful with this. 

You don’t need to overcomplicate the PD you provide to teachers. Make it simple to teach them and simple for them to implement. Some counseling strategies I suggest teaching your teachers are utilizing a calm down corner, grounding techniques, guided meditation for mindfulness, and deep breathing techniques. All of these strategies will be so beneficial to your students and can be taught to your teachers with short and simple PD.

As we continue our April series on supporting our teachers, I want to encourage you to get the support you need, too! You’ll find incredible support inside the IMPACT membership. You’ll have access to our amazing community, hundreds or resources, and quarterly professional development. I hope to see you inside!

Some topics covered in this episode are:

  • Why you should be providing mini PD to your teachers on counseling strategies and SEL strategies 

  • The importance of having a calm down area in classrooms and how to help teachers implement this

  • Grounding techniques you can teach your teachers to help students who feel anxious

  • How guided meditation can help students practice mindfulness and easy ways teachers can use this technique in their classrooms

  • Deep breathing techniques that teachers can use with their students as a daily SEL practice

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More About School Counseling Simplified:

School Counseling Simplified is a podcast offering easy to implement strategies for busy school counselors. The host, Rachel Davis from Bright Futures Counseling, shares tips and tricks she has learned from her years of experience as a school counselor both in the US and at an international school in Costa Rica.

You can listen to School Counseling Simplified on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, and more!


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