- My just-revised grief counseling guide, Cope into Hope, is ready! Also, my ESL Diagnostic Test has been updated! I provide free revised editions of all the Bilingual Learner guides to customers who request them- just email me at email@example.com with your name, the name of the guide, the date you purchased it, and where you purchased it from (our website, TPT, Amazon, etc) and I’ll get an electronic version of your revised guide emailed right out to you!
- My Spring eblast newsletter is coming! If you aren't already on my enewsletter mailing list, sign up by filling out the form on this webpage to the right. Then, I can send a newsletter filled with free counseling/ESL/EFL resources right to your inbox!
- My latest intermediate ESL/EFL teaching guide, ESL in the Middle Volume Two, is finally here! A sneak peek ofthis teaching guide and a freebie downloadable is now available at this link.
- I have lots of new lessons and resources to share on my Teachers Pay Teachers store! Here’s the rundown:
- FREE! Habilidaes Saludables de Afrontimento: Bilingual Healthy Coping Skills Activity
- Give Stress a Rest: Stress Management Guidance Lesson
- Stay Safe: Promoting Healthy Relationships Lesson for Teens/Preteens
- Group Counseling Bundle: Four Group Counseling Guides in One!
- Bilingual Group Counseling Stress & Anger Management Bundle
- Start SMART: Making Academic SMART Goals Lesson Plan
- FREE! Stages of Grief Activity (from Cope Into Hope Grief Counseling Guide)
Speaking of the Texas School Counseling Association (TSCA) Conference, it was so wonderful to be able to share all our group counseling info with other counselors- especially on the topic of working with ESL students and running a Culture Exploreres group!
Here are some photos of our Culture Explorers group presentation at the TSCA conference below!
- Culture Explorers St. Patrick’s Day Activity (TPT version)
- Culture Explorers St. Patrick’s Day Activity (Google Doc version)
- BusyTeacher St. Patrick's Day Activities
- St Patrick's Day Grammar Game from Debbie Wood
New York Times writer, David Brooks, wrote this insightful and poignant piece, "The Irony of Despair." Brooks shares “Jennifer Michael Hecht’s two big counterideas that she hopes people contemplating potential suicides will keep in their heads,”—these 2 ideas are real gems that you might consider sharing with your own people.
The second resource is an article from the Pulitzer Prize winning magazine, The Gazette, out of Colorado. This article gives some great facts about suicide and then goes on to describe a suicide prevention program that a local school district is using to have peers get the message across about warning signs and prevention.
Here’s a link to an amazing free suicide prevention manual, especially created for high school personnel (but just as good for middle school/college ages as well as the clinical scene) that you can download.
And the final resource we have to share is from one of our favorite online video resources, Wellcast. Here is their wonderful, wonderful video to share with anyone you know who is battling thoughts of suicide.