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I made a lot of mistakes when I first began as a school counselor. But, everyone makes mistakes and mistakes are amazing learning opportunities. Obviously, if mistakes can be avoided, we’d all prefer to avoid them, right? So to help you avoid the same mistakes I made, I am sharing four mistakes I made when teaching classroom lessons and what I learned from them. 

It’s easy to share all the amazing things we do as school counselors but getting vulnerable and sharing our mistakes can be a bit more challenging but, I know how important it is to share what I’ve learned to help make your job as a school counselor stress-free! In this episode, I am sharing what happened when I stretched myself too thin, what I’ve learned about classroom management, and how I stopped scrambling to plan lessons.

Are you looking for more tips on how to avoid mistakes I’ve made teaching class lessons? Join me in my FREE live masterclass, 3 Mistakes Counselors Make in the Classroom and What to do Instead. I'll be teaching you how to keep students engaged, manage behaviors, and measure your lessons effectiveness so that you can feel prepared and confident teaching class lessons this year!

Some topics covered in this episode are:

  • Why you should prioritize your class lessons and not spread yourself too thin

  • How to simplify scheduling your class lessons so you aren’t scrambling to fit them in

  • Ideas for preventative classroom management to help you keep control of the class

  • How to prevent scrambling to plan lessons at the last minute

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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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