When I started out as a school counselor, I was pretty underwhelmed by the small group and classroom lesson ideas I found in dusty books and binder left in my office but I was desperate for resources. Pinterest was growing however, and that combined with some strategic googling lead me to some amazing blogs that helped get me off on the right foot. Even if I didn’t use their lesson plans exactly, they gave me some much needed inspiration. I believe that lesson planning is incredibly personal and subjective – it all depends on how your brain as an educator/counselor work plus your personal theories and philosophies.
I presented recently at a local conference and had several people ask me later to share some of the blogs that I turn to as resources. There are an incredible number of wonderful school counseling blogs online now, and I’m sure I haven’t even discovered half of them. If you like the lesson plans you’ve seen me post, you may also love some of these listed below. There are other ones I’ve pulled from or enjoyed reading, but these are the ones that get me really excited and that I can say I’ve found more than 1 or 2 posts that gave me ideas I implemented.
Ms. Sepps’ RoadRunners
^no longer posts, but her older stuff is definitely worth going through
Life on the Fly Counselor
^has a great TpT store too
The Handy School Counselor
^also no longer posts, but her older stuff is definitely worth going through
The Art of Social Work
^for individual and small group interventions
Jill Kuzma SLP Social Emotional Skill Sharing Site
^speech language pathologists often have great social skill activities on their blogs!