Hey VASC Members! It’s Five for Friday!
Jump Start your weekend with these interesting articles, educational links and resources we’ve been “pinning.” Follow ‘VASC School Counselor’ on Pinterest to get even more great resources!
1. “It seems that despite the use of communicative technology to connect, people are actually feeling more socially isolated.”
via Losing face: How Facebook disconnects us | Counseling Today an article by Jennifer L. Cline, a licensed professional counselor and approved clinical supervisor in Verona, Virginia.
2. “When kept at a reasonable level, worrying has a positive function in our lives. In fact, refusing to worry about being evicted for not paying the rent or about not having anyone in your life to love you as the song says, isn’t at all wise. Not worrying means not being motivated to do what you need to do to make positive change. Never having a worry can isolate us from people we love and can even put us in danger.”
3. Counselors are rushing into the new school year and so are graduate interns. Check out this internship advice from an Intern!
4. “A current trend in classroom management is to hold kids in from recess as a means of disciplinary action. The problem with this strategy, of course, is that kids need recess. They need to decompress, burn off energy and socialize. More often than not, those disruptive kids could actually use a little more playtime. Removing recess does not solve the problem.”
5. “It’s no secret that students who face more challenging living situations are typically weaker performers on standardized tests. But the new report echoes earlier findings that skipping school hurts everyone, including kids living in more affluent households.”
Have a well earned weekend school counselors!