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2 School Counselors

43 EpisodesProduced by 2 School CounselorsWebsite

Culturally-informed real talk about counseling students, our role in education, the state of counseling & education, and wellness. Hosted by two school counselors, working in different districts. For fellow school counselors, teachers, principals, educators, & parents/guardians.Follow us @http://twi… read more

43 Episodes | 2019 - 2021

#40 Threat Assessment as School Counselors

December 13th, 2021


Another school shooting prompts our discussion of the role school counselors play in threat assessments.

#39 Battling Burnout

November 29th, 2021


Every teacher, counselor & educator we know is struggling with burnout this year. What causes it, and how can we overcome it to continue being there for our students?

#38 Meeting the Needs of African American Boys

November 15th, 2021


We speak about the unique needs of our AA boys, and the mentorship we would like to see for them.

#37 Envisioning Education Post-Pandemic

October 18th, 2021


This week we continue discussing our ongoing challenges in education & school counseling through covid. But we also look ahead to what we might …

#36 Increased Mental Health & Behavior Needs

October 10th, 2021


Surviving through a pandemic is taking a severe toll on everyone's mental health. In this episode we dive into what extremes we're experiencing & …

#35 The Master Schedule

September 20th, 2021


Dealing with the monster that is a building master schedule, what our role & impact can be through scheduling, and did we mention we're in year 3 …

#34 Internal vs External Locus of Control & Developing grit with our students

May 22nd, 2021


We discuss the importance of teaching students to take responsibility for themselves, how their locus of control affects their actions and even …

#33 The Real Advice We Would Share with Parents if We Could

May 3rd, 2021


We come no-holds-barred with our advice for parents/guardians. Sometimes our students need tough love, but this week the tough love is for the folks …

#32 Actually Useful Professional Development

April 19th, 2021


We recommend some school counseling PD that can earn you CEUs, grad credit, and are way more relevant than your usual PD day offerings

#31 Wrapping Up Your School Year & A Whole Lot of Self Care Advice

April 5th, 2021


We talk about where to focus the last couple months of school, how to handle moving to a new position or district, and give you permission to take …

#30 What If We Had Enough School Counselors?

March 15th, 2021


We talk about the magic question, what if we had enough school counselors in every building? How would that change our impact on student outcomes?

#29 So You Want to Be a School Counselor

March 1st, 2021


Our first Q&A episode, where we answer your questions about everything from grad school, to interviewing for your first job, to the surprising …

#28 Ma Rainey, Black Culture, and Black History

February 15th, 2021


This week we're discussing the importance of Black History, using the film Ma Rainey as a vehicle for discussion. We talk about what has changed, what hasn't, and the impact of Black History on our students today. And …

#27 Embracing the Spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 18th, 2021


We consider the impact of Dr. King then and now, talk about the reality of the current political unease, and continued civil rights activism in 2021.

#26 Insurrection at the Capitol: What We Can Teach Our Kids

January 11th, 2021


The political events of the past week impact all of us. How can we guide our students when they have questions, fears, or just need to debrief with …

#25 Rediscovering Your "Why" During Pandemic Counseling

January 4th, 2021


The unique challenges of this year, including drastic changes in our day-to-day work tasks & expectations, can be demoralizing to the most dedicated counselors. How can we get that spark back as we kick off 2021?

#24 Bullying & Prevention with Pro Boxer & Coach Chad Van Sickle

December 21st, 2020


Real talk about the impact bullying has on kids and it's effects into adulthood. We discuss ways to combat bullying & why it matters. Check Chad …

#23 Reaching the 80% in Between

December 7th, 2020


Do you find yourself spending 80% of your time with 20% of your students? How can we connect with that 80% in a meaningful way?

#22 Testing: We Have Nothing Good to Say About It

November 23rd, 2020


We talk about why children are subjected to so much high-stakes testing, whether it's effective & what it means to keep testing kids during a major pandemic.

#21 We Love Elementary School Counselors!

November 3rd, 2020


Wow do elementary school counselors do a lot of important work: major social emotional learning, leaders, wrap around family services & more. We …

#20 Disrupting the School to Prison Pipeline

October 19th, 2020


How do schools contribute to or prevent so many kids from ending up in juvenile detention? We talk about how educators & specifically school …

#19 Support for School Counselors

October 5th, 2020


For our fellow school counselors! We commiserate a bit about unique challenges of the profession (with or without covid). And we share thoughts about …

#18 Bring Back Trapper Keepers! Executive Functioning Skills

September 21st, 2020


We discuss why it's so important to develop executive functioning skills in students, and some ways school counselors can contribute

#17 New School Year, Same Pandemic, New Grade Levels & Police in Our Schools

September 7th, 2020


The first episode of Season 2 packs in a lot: Challenges we're still facing & what new ones have come up... We discuss our thoughts on whether …

Hiatus Update Summer 2020

July 18th, 2020


We're taking a break but don't let that stop you from sharing with us! Tweet us @2Counselors or email

#16 The Ethical School Counselor

June 29th, 2020


We discuss the plethora of ethical dilemmas faced by school counselors on a daily basis. We talk about how to best manage these situations and remain …

#15 Happy PRIDE Month!: Supporting our LGBTQ+ Students

June 26th, 2020


Are we conscious of the ways we & our colleagues impact LGBTQ+ students? How can we actively advocate for & empower this sometimes vulnerable …

#14 Ending the School Year during a Pandemic & Supporting our Students of Color

June 1st, 2020


There is a LOT to unpack here. This episode was recorded a day before nationwide protests began, demanding an end to police brutality against Black …

#13 Career Technical Education: What is it, Who should pursue it & How can we support it?

May 18th, 2020


Exploring the benefits of career tech education, particularly for low income students. We dig into just how big the impact of professional …

#12 Mental Health Month: The School Counselor's Role in Supporting Mental Health

May 4th, 2020


An in depth discussion about our role as professionals in a mental health field, why mental health is so important, and what we can do to support it …

#11 All About Boys: Counseling Positive Masculinity

April 27th, 2020


We delve into the world of boys, and how we can positively impact our young men. Exploring what the pressure to "be a man" looks like, and talking …

#10 Girls, Girls, Girls: Running Successful Girl Groups & What Girls Are Up Against

April 20th, 2020


India shares her extensive experience running girl groups, and discusses how your students can benefit from them. We dive into some of the unique …

#9 Adapting to Remote Learning & New Tech

April 14th, 2020


What are the different experiences for students & staff moving to virtual or remote learning, suddenly? Is it possible to do so equitably? Do we like anything about being online, and how is our experience with …

#8 What We Can Control - Pandemic Edition

March 30th, 2020


Focusing on what you can control is a key coping mechanism to getting through all kinds of challenges in life. Including international pandemics.

#7 Supporting Students from Semi-quarantine

March 19th, 2020


We talk about ways school counselors can help support students beyond the brick & mortar counseling office. And remind you to wash your hands!

#6 Schools & Counseling in the Time of Pandemic

March 16th, 2020


What is the full the impact of closing schools for long periods of time? How can we all mitigate anxieties & help our communities come together?

#5 When Tragedy Strikes: Grief & Crisis Management in Schools

March 2nd, 2020


We discuss the hardships of student death, from the counselor's grief to the student body. We discuss best practices to support our community. And remind you to breath & take care of yourself in times of crisis.

#4 The 3rd Grade Reading...and Then What?

February 17th, 2020


We dive into the tools & barriers that surround elementary reading targets. What causes the gap between then & High School, where reading …

#3 Building Resilience

February 3rd, 2020


Are kids today resilient? How do we help them develop grit? And Happy National School Counseling Week 2020!

#2 What Do You Do? The real deal on our Roles, Responsibilities & Scope of Practice

January 20th, 2020


School Counselors do SO much, but what is actually appropriate for them? What are they specifically trained in? How can school counselors be better …

#1 Homelessness, Poverty & Mental Health

January 10th, 2020


A recent tragedy informs our discussion about students in crisis. We explore the impact of homelessness, race & socioeconomic status on students at risk. Read the article that inspired today's episode: Black Teens …

Meet 2 School Counselors

January 1st, 2020


A brief introduction of who we are and what we do. We talk about our individual backgrounds, what brought us to the profession of school counseling, …

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