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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

27:35

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

#39 Battling Burnout

November 29th, 2021

30:31

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

26:06

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

36:02

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

40:24

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

27:44

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

35:37

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

56:32

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

24:48

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

28:30

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

40:44

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

49:09

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

39:06

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

44:17

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

36:25

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

43:16

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

33:07

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

42:39

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

35:05

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

30:38

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

31:47

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

36:16

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

21:15

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

43:42

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

1:41

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

#16 The Ethical School Counselor

June 29th, 2020

32:19

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

37:52

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

48:49

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

35:51

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

53:31

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

39:19

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

47:19

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

33:13

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

23:08

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

29:53

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

34:08

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

29:39

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

32:04

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

35:11

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

49:40

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

30:28

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

10:26

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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