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Top School Counseling Books of 2017

Top SC Books of 2017

If you’ve been a follower of my blog then you are very aware of how much I enjoy learning and reading. This year has been no different!

Below are a couple of my favorite professional development books, as well as a curriculum I recently learned about at a training.

Disclosure of material connection: Some of the links in the post below are “affiliated links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item I will receive a small commission. With that said, I only recommend items that I have found useful as a school counselor and educator. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

I was lucky enough to hear Dr. Borba speak at the Learning and the Brain conference in Washington, DC this past spring. She has so much great information. The book was a great follow up from the conference. Part of why I love this book is because of the practical strategies mentioned. I also LOVE that she has a breakdown of what is appropriate for the age of the children or students you are working with. Also, if you haven’t already, make sure to check out the article section of her website. There is so much good stuff there.

 

I purchased this book for my school counseling library with hopes of learning a couple of new ways to approach students with challenging behaviors. I work in an elementary school that is a high-need, high free & reduced lunch rate, that houses both the E.D. (emotionally disabled) and gifted programs for the district. There are times when I am just not sure what direction to take with a student or situation. This book has become an amazing reference when I do get stuck. I love it so much I have also ordered The Behavior Code Companion: Strategies, Tools, and Interventions for Supporting Students with Anxiety-Related and Oppositional Behaviors and am looking forward to diving into that book, as well.

 

Last Spring I attended a day-long Zones of Regulation training. It was so informative. I brought back tons of notes, resources, and information on this curriculum, as well as ideas on how to integrate it into my work as a school counselor. This year I am implementing it. I was able to get many of the books recommended by getting a donor’s choose project fulfilled. If your students struggle with self-regulation, check out this curriculum!
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#ASCA16 Roundup

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Disclosure of material connection: Some of the links in the post below are “affiliated links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item I will receive a small commission. With that said, I only recommend items that I have found useful as a school counselor and educator. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

 

I was #NotAtASCA16 this year but I tried to gather as much info as I could from my fellow school counselors who were attending ASCA in NOLA this year.

Here are some of the great resources I discovered through TagBoard

**Collective Notes on Google Docs**

Books:

For Professional Development

 

To Use with Students

 

Websites, New Technology & Online Resources:

 

Curriulum Information Websites:

 

So much great information! Thanks to everyone who shared information with the #ASCA16 hashtag so I could learn through your experiences.

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Advocate for School Counselors

Disclosure of material connection: Some of the links in the post below are “affiliated links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item I will receive a small commission. With that said, I only recommend items that I have found useful as a school counselor and educator. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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Have you seen this excellent graphic put out by NYU?

It was too good not to share…

Brought to you by Counseling@NYU: NYU’s new online master’s in school counseling

Looking for ways to advocate for yourself and your school counseling program?

Check out the following resources:

I’m currently reading Trish Hatch’s The Use of Data in School Counseling: Hatching Results for Students, Programs, and the Profession. I’m not too far into the book yet but she talks about how she has worked hard over the years to advocate for the school counseling profession and how data plays a role in that.

I’d love to hear how you are advocating for your program. I just finished my first year at my new school and feel that this is an area I want to work on as I grow as a counselor and grow in my position. I hope to implement some of the ideas above. I really like the idea of doing a parent and/or staff newsletter. I am thinking about trying to send one out once a semester this year and then hopefully grow into once a quarter. What are your goals?

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