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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 • 177 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.

    Want to Make a Real Difference? Be Like Nancy.

    Want to Make a Real Difference? Be Like Nancy.

    Nancy is an experienced and stellar school counselor whose story is as inspiring as it is instructive. Her path from art teacher to guiding light for students spans over three decades, and in this episode, we walk through the trajectory of Nancy's career, from the day her father suggested looking into a masters degree to the present, where she works through innovative programs like Ohio's College Credit Plus to reshape student opportunities firsthand. Nancy's career is an inspiration fo...

    • 25 min
    From Underwater Crime Scene Investigator to School Counseling Superstar

    From Underwater Crime Scene Investigator to School Counseling Superstar

    In our latest podcast episode, we sit down with Ginger Bernal for a friendly chat about her fascinating 17-year journey through the world of education. Ginger started her professional life in the unexpected waters of underwater crime scene investigation before finding her true calling in school counseling. She shares heartwarming stories, like how she helped a mother of seven go from pursuing her GED to becoming a certified nursing assistant, illustrating the life-changing impact of dedicated...

    • 35 min
    The End-of-Year Conversation Every School Counselor Needs to Hear

    The End-of-Year Conversation Every School Counselor Needs to Hear

    It's time to end the school year on a high note while supporting a stronger partnership with your campus principal. This week’s School for School Counselors podcast offers strategies for school counselors to navigate end-of-year conversations with precision and grace without alienating administrators.We talk through how to craft success stories from your collected data to highlight growth opportunities during end-of-year chats with your principal. I guide you through your conversation prep so...

    • 31 min
    Renewed Purpose for the Weary School Counselor

    Renewed Purpose for the Weary School Counselor

    As we near the end of the school year, it's easy to feel so, so TIRED. How do we power through the rest of the school year while maintaining our sense of purpose and joy for the work we do each day? It's a heavy topic, but an important one.In this episode, I'll share my own end-of-year challenges, the things we can do to reset our mindset, and the approaches we can take to recapture our hope and purpose in our work, despite our current circumstances.If you're due for some mental clarity or re...

    • 21 min
    From Flute to Fatigues to Futures: One School Counselor's Symphony of Service

    From Flute to Fatigues to Futures: One School Counselor's Symphony of Service

    In this episode, I highlight a fascinating conversation with Elizabeth Janners, a school counselor with a super-cool blend of music and military service in her background. Listen in to hear how Elizabeth's background shapes her unique approach to mentoring the next generation, offering invaluable lessons in resilience and adaptability as she guides students through life's challenges.Elizabeth's story is a powerful reminder of the transformative power of personal growth, and how combinin...

    • 21 min
    Who's REALLY Driving? My (Very) Raw Take on School Counseling Challenges

    Who's REALLY Driving? My (Very) Raw Take on School Counseling Challenges

    Ever felt like you're juggling the workloads of four people, expected to perform seamlessly in all of them? Buckle up and join me from my car's front seat where I get real about where we stand in the school counseling profession, including the unsustainable pace we're expected to maintain and the systemic issues that often leave us feeling like we're set up for failure. The good news? Falling short may not be your fault- listen to find out why.**********************************Our goal at Sch...

    • 8 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
177 Ratings

177 Ratings

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!

Local Customer Family ,

Old Dogs, New Tricks

As a School Counselor of 17 years in Texas, I continue to learn, grow, and feel supported by your Podcast.
We are in an Island sometimes on our campuses and it’s nice to feel that connection with others.
It’s great encouragement at a time where our jobs are so needed, yet at times doubted and under supported.
Please keep up the great work!

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