106 episodes

School counseling is one of the most rewarding professions on the planet, but also one of the most intense and misunderstood. Most school counseling resources continue to focus on ultra-filtered, perfect-world examples of school counseling instead of the raw, real-world realities of the profession we love: that’s why we created this podcast.The School for School Counselors podcast is for school counselors working their hearts out while fearing they’ll never meet the expectation of a “perfect” comprehensive program. It’s for school counselors who are feeling frustrated, discouraged, or misunderstood. And it’s for those of us who just simply LOVE working in and thinking about school counseling because we want to learn, grow and inspire positive change in students. If you’ve been looking for a circle of school counselor colleagues who just GET IT, and if you’re not afraid to be REAL about things like comprehensive school counseling programs, data-driven school counseling, and the joys and real challenges of the modern school counselor’s role on campus, you’ve come to the right place.

School for School Counselors Podcast For School Counselors

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    • 4.9 • 178 Ratings

School counseling is one of the most rewarding professions on the planet, but also one of the most intense and misunderstood. Most school counseling resources continue to focus on ultra-filtered, perfect-world examples of school counseling instead of the raw, real-world realities of the profession we love: that’s why we created this podcast.The School for School Counselors podcast is for school counselors working their hearts out while fearing they’ll never meet the expectation of a “perfect” comprehensive program. It’s for school counselors who are feeling frustrated, discouraged, or misunderstood. And it’s for those of us who just simply LOVE working in and thinking about school counseling because we want to learn, grow and inspire positive change in students. If you’ve been looking for a circle of school counselor colleagues who just GET IT, and if you’re not afraid to be REAL about things like comprehensive school counseling programs, data-driven school counseling, and the joys and real challenges of the modern school counselor’s role on campus, you’ve come to the right place.

    How to Cue Yourself for Better School Counseling

    How to Cue Yourself for Better School Counseling

    How can understanding the "why" behind your practices truly transform your school counseling program? This week, we uncover the secrets to setting yourself up for sustainable success. Steph Johnson guides us through the nuances of human nature and brain functionality, offering practical strategies for establishing effective habits and practices in your school counseling program. Inspired by James Clear's "Atomic Habits," we break down sustainable habits into four essential components: cue, cr...

    • 25 min
    The Secret to Sustaining Your Passion for School Counseling

    The Secret to Sustaining Your Passion for School Counseling

    What can keep your motivation and drive burning bright all through the school year? Join us as we uncover how integrating gratitude into your daily practice can reduce stress, boost emotional resilience, and foster a collaborative, positive atmosphere on campus. As we transition into the new academic year, we'll share insights on how gratitude can be your secret weapon to maintaining positivity during challenging times.Mentioned in This Episode:BEST YEAR EVER!!!Modern School Counselor Planner...

    • 25 min
    4 Key Components School Counselors Need for an Amazing School Year

    4 Key Components School Counselors Need for an Amazing School Year

    What if you could transform your school counseling program into a haven of organization and efficiency that instantly puts students- and you- at ease? This week on the School for School Counselors Podcast, I'm sharing the four critical components you must consider in preparing your school counseling program for success in the the new school year. From the must-have supplies every counselor should keep on hand to smart tips for curating your materials, you'll learn how to create a welcoming ye...

    • 25 min
    Research-Based School Counseling Spaces: Does Yours Make the Grade?

    Research-Based School Counseling Spaces: Does Yours Make the Grade?

    Can the design of your school counseling office really impact student well-being and performance? Join me, Steph Johnson, on the School for School Counselors Podcast as we unpack the essentials of creating a functional and calming counseling space. Drawing from both personal experiences and cutting-edge research, I guide you through the journey of setting up an environment that will not only support your students but also help you stay focused and calm. Whether you are a new counselor setting...

    • 25 min
    Is it Time to Eliminate Some Joy from School Counseling?

    Is it Time to Eliminate Some Joy from School Counseling?

    So many of us need to "eliminate some Joy" from our roles. What can this mean for school counselors who strive to build positivity, growth mindset, and can-do attitudes throughout campus?This week, we're taking a cue from the movie Inside Out and talking about how constantly being the go-to "fixers" on campus can lead to burnout. We discuss how the inability to distinguish ourselves from perpetual "Joys" takes an immense emotional toll, and why high expectations from students, parents, and st...

    • 29 min
    Screaming Goats and Sand Trays: Unique Stories of Real-World School Counseling

    Screaming Goats and Sand Trays: Unique Stories of Real-World School Counseling

    In the 100th episode of the School for School Counselors podcast, we are all about the colorful and often unexpected world of school counseling with stories from school counselors who are in the trenches every day. One counselor from Kentucky shares about her handmade wooden sand tray, a favorite among her students for its soothing qualities. Another from Georgia uses a screaming goat toy to break the tension and get a laugh out of students during stressful moments. These personal touches not...

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
178 Ratings

178 Ratings

sumc15 ,

So needed!!!

I’m a veteran school counselor who has needed these words of wisdom, validation and encouragement all of my career! I’m so thankful newer school counselors have this resource to go to so they can feel more confident and equipped to handle our very important job! The podcast episodes take the real life of a school counselor to heart and help us to approach our work in healthy, balanced and meaningful ways! S4SC, the Mastermind program, the many resources and the podcasts have helped me overcome serious burnout and rediscover my confidence in and love of the work I do! I thank Steph for helping school counselors and building up our profession in such a positive way!

JannersE ,

My #1 School Counselor Podcast

The School for School Counselor’s podcast is my go-to for professional podcasts. Steph Johnson and her team do an AMAZING job in providing school counselors all around the world with authentic, research based topics that we need to know about and some I didn’t even know I needed!
Thank you team at SSC for keeping me company on my commutes to and from work and inspiring me to be the best counselor I can be!!

CJB083184 ,

Support for a new school counselor

Always look forward to listening each week- usually while I’m at home doing the dishes🙂

As a new school counselor, I have found the podcast to be a good balance of bringing to light our day to day hurdles while still reassuring, we as listeners of our professional skills and best intentions we have for our students. Often listening to the podcast is the only time I hear praise or confirmation for the work and devoted time I put into my counseling program. Thank you Steph!

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