One of your primary responsibilities as a school counselor or psychologist is small group counseling. I use these groups to respond to specific student needs that pop up, to reinforce character education or guidance lessons, or to provide Tier 2 interventions. Developing activities for these groups present their own fun and challenges. However, organizing these groups was always my biggest struggle; finding students, getting permission, scheduling quickly, collecting the students from classes or the lunchroom. Our jobs are busy. I hate any task that creates cognitive overhead and takes my attention away from the actual important day to day work with students. I am constantly looking for ways to more efficiently complete tasks that I do every year or repeatedly throughout the year.
August 27, 2015