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Laura is a former school psychologist passionately trying to bring social-emotional learning to every student at every tier. Click here for hands-on resources for the classroom and counseling.

Help children change their negative thinking with sequences counseling activities for small group counseling or individual counseling.
Jan 15

Helping Children Challenge Negative Thinking

By Laura Driscoll | Cognitive Behavioral Therapy , Group Counseling , Individual Counseling

Children, just like adults, are prone to negative thinking. Their negative thinking can lead them to be avoidant, have meltdowns, get into fights, and take other negative actions. The concept of thoughts can be a little abstract for children. Certainly more difficult to understand than feelings and behaviors.  When helping children change their thinking, I make […]

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develop coping strategies
Aug 07

Help Your Students Develop Coping Skills

By Laura Driscoll | Individual Counseling , Social Emotional Skills

In counseling, you work with students to develop coping skills. You introduce different strategies. They practice them perfectly in role play. Then when they actually need these coping strategies, they don’t use them. They didn’t stick.  Part of the reason they didn’t stick, is because we didn’t teach them effectively. With so many social emotional skills, […]

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Personalize behavior plans for improve student motivation. Students should have a say in behavior plan rewards and behavior goals. When students buy-in to behavior plans, they have a great chance of succeeding. Use favorite characters or games to personalize behavior plans.
Jun 04

Personalize Behavior Plans for Student Buy-In

By Laura Driscoll | Behavior

A lot of time and effort goes into behavior plans, but we often overlook student input and involvement. When we personalize behavior plans, we make them meaningful and motivating to struggling students. Personalize Behavior PlansOne of the biggest factors to students buying into a behavior plan is their own input. Make sure they agree with the […]

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