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Holiday break will be here before you know it! As stressful as it is before break, I think it is so important and helpful to wrap things up for our students and for ourselves before we leave for break. Your future self will thank you in January when you come back and things aren’t a total mess! Today, I am sharing four ways to create closure before the holiday break.

We’re all ready to run out the door when the bell rings and winter break begins but a little prep now will save you unnecessary stress when you return. Creating closure before the holiday break isn’t only important for you, but for your students as well. In this episode, I am sharing tips on how to wrap up small groups, the importance of supporting all students leading up to holiday break, why you should take time to organize your desk and work, and why a data check-in is so important to do before you leave for break.

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Some topics covered in this episode are:

  • The Stress Free School Counseling Course is open for enrollment! 

  • Two ideas for how to wrap up small groups with your students before holiday break

  • How to support all students before they head into break and why it’s important to remember that breaks are not happy times for all students

  • Why you should leave with your desk, office, and records organized and updated

  • The importance of doing a data check-in before holiday break and ways you can share the data with others

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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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