June Book Winner

June 13, 2012

Congratulations to Malti T.  She is the winner of Zero by Kathryn Otoshi.  Please be on the lookout for July’s book of the month review.  All 4 month and annual subscribers are automatically entered into a monthly drawing for our free book giveaway.


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Eating Emotions: cupcake counseling activities

June 8, 2012

I absolutely love sweets!  I had been working non-stop all day and decided to take a break.  During this break I came to the conclusion that a sweet treat would motivate me to continue my work.  What is more motivating than cupcakes?!   I couldn’t ignore the adrenaline- pumping tick of the timer as I stared […]


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June Book Review & Activity: Zero written by Kathryn Otoshi

June 7, 2012

I couldn’t resist reviewing another amazing book written by Kathryn Otoshi.  Just like many kids, Zero feels like she lacks value.  All Zero sees is an empty hole…right in her center. She desperately wants to count like the other numbers.  Zero attempts to be more like the other numbers by pushing and pulling, stretching and straightening, pinching […]


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Five Colorful Counseling Activities

May 22, 2012

Do you ever stop to think how color impacts our lives and our moods? Do you notice if your students respond differently to various colors? Before I introduce five fun color activities for children, I’d like to take a moment to explore what color might mean for you. Are you attracted to certain colors? Do particular […]


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May Book of the Month Winner

May 10, 2012

Congratulations Leslie M! She is the winner of One by Kathryn Otoshi. Please be on the lookout for June’s book of the month review. All 4 month subscribers and annual subscribers are automatically entered into our monthly drawing for the potential to win a copy of the book being reviewed!


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Book Review and Activity: One written by Kathryn Otoshi

May 3, 2012

I absolutely love this book! One does a beautiful job of illustrating the many colors of bullying. Blue is a quiet, passive, calm color who gets bullied by hot headed Red. The other colors are bystanders who do not agree with Red’s behavior, but don’t dare say anything. Every time Red says something mean and […]


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Oriental Trading: hit or miss

April 25, 2012

Oriental Trading should be no stranger to those working in education.  This company is the nation’s largest direct merchant of value-priced party supplies, arts and crafts, toys and novelties, and school supplies.  I’ve experience both hits and misses when ordering from Oriental Trading.  I am happy to share my top 5 hits that I feel […]


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April Book of the Month Winner

April 24, 2012

Congratulations Kishen L!  She is the winner of The Invisible String by Patrice Karst. Please be on the lookout for May’s book of the month review.  All 4 month subscribers and annual subscribers are automatically entered into our monthly drawing for the potential to win a copy of the book being reviewed!


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Book Review & Activity: The Invisible String by Patrice Karst

April 1, 2012

If I could only have one book to use for counseling purposes, this would be it. This book is extremely versatile. It can be used for any type of separation, loss, group counseling termination (great way to end a group), intake (learn a lot about a child) and identifying ones’ support system. The premise of […]


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Managing Mood with Mandalas

February 6, 2012

A mandala is a sacred circle that has been used since ancient times as a healing and meditation tool. Psychoanalysts have viewed the mandala as the utlimate symbol of the unconscious self. Art therapist, Joan Kellogg, believed that our attraction to particular shapes and colors found in mandalas, represent our current physical and emotional condition. […]


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