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High School Counseling Conversations
High School Counseling Conversations
Lauren Tingle- High School Counselor

High School Counseling Conversations is a podcast dedicated to energizing your school counseling program while reminding you how much you love your... more

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How to Advocate for Undocumented Students in Your High School

Each student on your caseload has unique needs. Your DACA and undocumented students face a particular set of challenges, and... more

18 Sep 2023 · 9 minutes
Simplify the College Search: 5 Free Tools for High School Counselors and Students

As we gear up for the school year, I know you've probably already started fielding questions from your seniors about... more

11 Sep 2023 · 10 minutes
3 Assumptions to Avoid If You Want to Increase College Access on Your School’s Campus

We all want our students to find success after high school and we do everything in our power to get... more

04 Sep 2023 · 13 minutes
What to Know About Implementing an Effective Student Support Team

We all have students on our caseload who are falling through the cracks in one way or another. While part... more

28 Aug 2023 · 13 minutes
The Clique Collaborative is Now Open: What to Expect Inside

Are you a high school counselor looking for a supportive and engaging community? The Clique Collaborative might be just what... more

21 Aug 2023 · 11 minutes
Conquer Counselor Imposter Syndrome Once and For All!

Ready to kickstart your year with a jolt of inspiration? This week we’re diving headfirst into the world of imposter... more

14 Aug 2023 · 7 minutes
Comparing the Roles of Elementary, Middle, and High School Counselors with Laura Rankhorn and Kim Crumbley

If you’ve ever been curious about the differences in school counseling roles based on the grade levels they support, then... more

07 Aug 2023 · 40 minutes
My Highlights and Reflections from the ASCA 2023 National Conference

I recently attended the ASCA 2023 National Conference in Atlanta and it's time for a debrief! Between the 12 sessions... more

31 Jul 2023 · 13 minutes
5 Back to School Essentials for High School Counselors

As high school counselors, we all have our must-have items that help to get us through the year (or the... more

24 Jul 2023 · 11 minutes
How to Use Needs Assessments Strategically This Year in Your High School Counseling Program

Let's tackle a topic that's been surprisingly absent from the podcast so far: needs assessments! You're gearing up for a... more

17 Jul 2023 · 8 minutes
Set Your Year Up For Success With a Summer Team Planning Day

Summer is for relaxing and recharging before you head into another busy school year. I hope you're taking full advantage... more

10 Jul 2023 · 16 minutes
Protecting and Prioritizing Student Confidentiality as a School Counselor

One of our greatest responsibilities and privileges as school counselors is student confidentiality. I know how difficult it can be... more

03 Jul 2023 · 10 minutes
From Guidance Counselor to School Counselor: Why Our Title MATTERS!

Let’s talk about something that may (or may not) ruffle some feathers - our title!  Does it really matter if... more

26 Jun 2023 · 11 minutes
My Top Tips for Attending the ASCA Conference In Person

Are you a high school counselor preparing to attend the ASCA National Conference for the first time? Or maybe you’re... more

19 Jun 2023 · 14 minutes
How Collecting Calendar Data Can Actually Advocate for Your Role

As school counselors, we often find ourselves reacting to emergencies rather than proactively helping our students. But what if I... more

12 Jun 2023 · 12 minutes
What it Looks Like to Implement MTSS In a High School Setting with Dr. Jake Olsen and Dr. Peg Donohue

Are you familiar with MTSS? In case you aren't, MTSS stands for Multi-Tiered System of Supports. Essentially, it is a... more

05 Jun 2023 · 52 minutes
The Ultimate Kickstart for New High School Counselors

If you're a new counselor getting ready to begin your career, I'll bet you are excited and anxious to get... more

29 May 2023 · 14 minutes
3 Things NOT to Worry About Over the Summer as a New High School Counselor

You've just landed that new high school counseling job, or you're hoping to soon - congrats! But now you're probably... more

22 May 2023 · 11 minutes
What to Expect if You're Moving to High School Counseling

Are you a new high school counselor, or thinking about moving to high school counseling from elementary or middle school... more

15 May 2023 · 10 minutes
What I Wish I Knew as a Beginning High School Counselor

Starting your career as a high school counselor is so exciting, but it can also be overwhelming to say the... more

08 May 2023 · 12 minutes
Don’t Make These Mistakes as a New High School Counselor (and What to Do Instead!)

I’m your high school counselor hype girl and I’m here for another pep talk! This one is for you if... more

01 May 2023 · 10 minutes
An Administrator’s Perception of School Counselors and the Roles They Play with Mr. Eric Williams

Your school’s administration can make all the difference in your job satisfaction as a high school counselor. The experience you... more

24 Apr 2023 · 51 minutes
What High School Counselors Can Learn from Oatly’s Newest Marketing Campaign

Have you ever offered an idea during a team meeting only to have it shut down? Are you often nervous... more

17 Apr 2023 · 13 minutes
Senior Decision Day: Creating Lasting Memories for Your Graduates

The end of another school year is quickly approaching and I know that the deadline for diplomas can be so... more

10 Apr 2023 · 13 minutes
4 Ways to Repurpose Student Pictures to Celebrate Your Seniors

As a high school counselor, you know that graduation is a major milestone for your seniors, and you're feeling the... more

03 Apr 2023 · 10 minutes
How to Utilize Free Financial Literacy Resources in Your High School Counseling Program with Alyssa Lyons

Think back to your family dinner table conversations while you were growing up. Did the topic of finances come up,... more

27 Mar 2023 · 44 minutes
Maximizing Your Reach with Classroom Lessons (and How to Get Teachers on Board!)

There are so many things we do as school counselors to support and impact as many students as possible. One... more

20 Mar 2023 · 20 minutes
Innovative Career Activities for High School Students

When I think back to when I was in high school, there are so many real-world skills that I wish... more

13 Mar 2023 · 15 minutes
CTE Teacher and High School Counselor Partnerships with Khristen Massic

If you’ve been a listener of this podcast for a while, then you know how much I encourage you to... more

06 Mar 2023 · 42 minutes
Strategies to Employ When You Have Frequent Flyer Students

Do you have frequent flyer students? You know the ones. They're the students that are always popping into your office... more

27 Feb 2023 · 15 minutes
Achieve Small Group Student Buy-In with These 4 Ideas

Did you catch last week’s episode? We talked all about the benefits of running high school counseling small groups.... more

20 Feb 2023 · 15 minutes
The Power of Small Groups: Unlocking the Benefits at the High School Level

Between the endless paperwork, phone calls, emails, and more paperwork, there may be days when you feel like you don’t... more

13 Feb 2023 · 9 minutes
Setting Boundaries with Others and Managing Expectations Around Burnout

Leave work at your contracted time. Don’t bring your work computer home with you. Close your door as needed for... more

06 Feb 2023 · 13 minutes
National School Counseling Week: 5 Forgotten Ways to Promote Your School Counseling Program

National School Counseling week is just around the corner! What does that mean to you? I don’t want to be... more

30 Jan 2023 · 9 minutes
Bonus: What's Inside the Clique Collaborative?

Join the Clique Collaborative membership! Podcast: Episode 35, Perspectives of a Charter High School Counselor Podcast: Episode 34, Private High School... more

23 Jan 2023 · 17 minutes
Reestablishing Your Team's Department Meetings

While some of you are solo school counselors, I know most of you work with teammates. With everyone having their... more

23 Jan 2023 · 17 minutes
Your Guide to Navigating Parent Relationships

If you had to think of three things that you didn't receive much training on in grad school, but has... more

16 Jan 2023 · 12 minutes
Productivity Hacks to Beat Burnout with Alaina Schrader

Let me set a scene for you. You're at work. It's 2:00 and you haven't sat down all day, haven't... more

09 Jan 2023 · 49 minutes
Teamwork Tips for High School Counselors and Administrators

The relationship between high school counselors and administrators is an important one. You often work closely together supporting students and... more

02 Jan 2023 · 22 minutes
A Mock School Counselor Interview with Rachel from Bright Futures Counseling [TOP EPISODE FROM 2022]

Walking into a school counselor interview can be super intimidating, especially if it's with the hopes of landing your very... more

26 Dec 2022 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
School Counselor and Teacher Partnerships with Rebecca Joyner of It's Not Rocket Science®

Do you have friends at work? Having close relationships with colleagues can make such a big difference in your overall... more

19 Dec 2022 · 1 hour, 1 minute
A Back-to-School High School Counselor Pep Talk- Flashback Bonus of Ep. 37

This one’s for the veteran counselors needing a pick-me-up as this school year is getting started. Listen to this back-to-school... more

15 Dec 2022 · 8 minutes
Resetting Your School Counseling Systems in the New Year- Flashback Bonus of Ep. 4

Since my brain doesn’t naturally divide tasks into orderly or efficient systems, I’m forced to do a little work to... more

15 Dec 2022 · 9 minutes
Resetting Your School Counseling Team in the New Year- Flashback Bonus of Ep. 7

Help reset your high school counseling team whether you’re the department head or a passionate team player. In this last... more

15 Dec 2022 · 7 minutes
Resetting Your Surroundings in the New Year- Flashback Bonus of Ep. 5

It’s time to clean up (or at least straighten up) your physical and mental high school counselor spaces as you... more

15 Dec 2022 · 6 minutes
Resetting Your Admin Relationships in the New Year- Flashback Bonus of Ep. 3

In Episode 3 of High School Counseling Conversations, we talk about 3 practical ways to reset with your school administrators... more

15 Dec 2022 · 8 minutes
Resetting Yourself in the New Year- Flashback Bonus of Ep. 2

It can be hard to find the motivation to try new ideas, learn new ways of doing things, or change... more

15 Dec 2022 · 7 minutes
A Recap of Your Favorite Episodes of High School Counseling Conversations

We’re quickly approaching a new year, and I wanted to bring in some FUN as we begin to wrap up... more

12 Dec 2022 · 20 minutes
How Your Strengths & Skills as a School Counselor Can Be Used in a Private Practice with Lorraine Holeman

Several weeks ago, I posted on Instagram about a colleague’s unique work space and quickly learned that you all wanted... more

05 Dec 2022 · 39 minutes
Ask Me Anything: School Counseling, Marriage Advice, Would You Rather, and More!

Wahoo! We've hit 50 episodes on the High School Counseling Conversations podcast. I can't believe it! To celebrate this... more

28 Nov 2022 · 30 minutes
Using a Social Media Strategy to Promote Your High School Counseling Program

You wear a lot of hats as a high school counselor, and 'social media strategist' probably isn't one of them...yet! ... more

21 Nov 2022 · 13 minutes
Research in School Counseling - 4 Categories and What to Do With Them with Sara of The Responsive Counselor

When you hear the word 'research', do you get excited or want to run the other way as fast as... more

14 Nov 2022 · 40 minutes
3 Ways to Help Your Failing Students Find Success

Let’s talk about a really common challenge that we face as high school counselors. It’s a challenge that often leaves... more

07 Nov 2022 · 14 minutes
Spooky, Scary School Counseling Stories: A Hilarious, Crowdsourced Episode

I asked you all to submit your SPOOKIEST counseling story: the one that makes you shudder to remember or makes... more

31 Oct 2022 · 27 minutes
4 Different Caseload Model Types (Plus My Honest Thoughts on Them)

There are so many pros and cons to consider when laying out different caseload model possibilities for your school counseling... more

24 Oct 2022 · 18 minutes
Owning Your Time Management by Using Your Calendar

You’re in the right place if you’re looking for some short and sweet time management tips and a pep talk... more

17 Oct 2022 · 13 minutes
All About Advisory Programs and Social Emotional Learning with Leslie of Informed Decisions

Advisory programs are large-scale school interventions that lead students through social-emotional lessons. With this week's guest, Leslie of Informed... more

10 Oct 2022 · 49 minutes
How to Use Data in Your High School Counseling Program Without Overthinking It

I’m going to use this episode to win you over to the side of at least CONSIDERING using data in... more

03 Oct 2022 · 13 minutes
Supporting and Empowering First Generation Students

In its most simple terms, first generation students are the first in their families to attend college. According to the... more

26 Sep 2022 · 12 minutes
How to Advocate for All Post Secondary Plans

As high school counselors, we hope to prepare students for whatever their post-secondary plans are… from work, military, or college.... more

19 Sep 2022 · 16 minutes
Running Senior Meetings Like a Boss

Running senior meetings helps to inform your students and parents while also building their confidence about what’s to come! Senior... more

12 Sep 2022 · 15 minutes
Let's Talk Counselor Fly Ins

Call it what you want- a counselor fly in, a counselor outreach program, a college fly in opportunity... you just... more

05 Sep 2022 · 12 minutes
A Back to School High School Counselor Pep Talk

This one’s for the veteran counselors needing a pick-me-up as this school year is getting started. Listen to this back-to-school... more

29 Aug 2022 · 7 minutes
Your High School Counselor Back-to-School Starter Pack

In this episode, I’m giving you your high school counselor back-to-school “starter pack” broken into 3 categories: community support, podcast... more

22 Aug 2022 · 12 minutes
Perspectives of a Charter High School Counselor with Clique Collaborative Member Chris Z.

Looking for new perspectives from other high school counselors? Look no further than this conversation with Chris, a public charter... more

15 Aug 2022 · 26 minutes
Private High School Counselor Finds Wellness Passion: An Interview with Tylee R. (A Clique Collaborative Member)

Tylee is a Clique Collaborative member working as a private high school counselor in a Catholic high school. As a... more

08 Aug 2022 · 33 minutes
Math Teacher Turned First-Year, Public High School Counselor with Clique Collaborative Member Liz A.

Liz is a public high school counselor in a large, New Jersey school. The population at her school has a... more

01 Aug 2022 · 25 minutes
Back-to-School Tips for High School Counselors: Office Prep

This episode highlights a few back-to-school tips for high school counselors looking to ready their spaces and program.   Your... more

25 Jul 2022 · 14 minutes
4 Things I've Learned About Getting Money for Professional Development Opportunities

This week's episode is all about getting money for professional development... specifically what I've learned and how I'd recommend going... more

18 Jul 2022 · 14 minutes
Where to Look for Relevant High School Counseling Professional Development

You want to grow and invest in yourself with quality professional development, but you don't have the time or brainspace... more

11 Jul 2022 · 15 minutes
How to Invest in Yourself as a High School Counselor So That You Make a Lasting Impact on Students

Start with YOURSELF when deciding how you’re going to make the most impact on your students! Most of us would... more

04 Jul 2022 · 13 minutes
Why You Shouldn't Discount a High School Counselor Community

This episode is all about why you shouldn’t dismiss or disregard the importance of high school counselor community! As humans... more

27 Jun 2022 · 9 minutes
Ideas for Changing Your High School Counselor Mindset (Especially When You Feel Tired and Stuck)

Are you a veteran high school counselor looking for some refreshment and respite as you head into the summer? If... more

20 Jun 2022 · 13 minutes
Words of Wisdom to High School Counseling Interns from the Field

In this episode, we get to hear some voices from the field give their best tips to high school counseling... more

13 Jun 2022 · 23 minutes
My 4 Best Pieces of Advice for High School Counseling Interns

In Episode 25, I chronicle my personal practicum and internship experiences with a walk down memory lane… specifically deep-diving into... more

06 Jun 2022 · 19 minutes
5 Tips for ASCA Conference Goers

The ASCA conference is coming up in July in Austin, Texas for school counselors from all over the nation to... more

30 May 2022 · 16 minutes
3 Personal Boundaries to Set a More Intentional Work/Life Balance

Even if you’re doing some summer work, there’s still a huge opportunity for you to evaluate how your personal boundaries... more

23 May 2022 · 12 minutes
A Pep Talk for New High School Counselors

Calling all new high school counselors! Get pumped up with a pre-game pep talk as you accept your new job... more

16 May 2022 · 9 minutes
How to Close Out the Year as a High School Counselor

You’re closing out your year… but what exactly are you doing? Is it what everyone else is doing? Listen to... more

09 May 2022 · 12 minutes
Sample Interview Questions: A Mock School Counselor Interview with Rachel from Bright Futures Counseling

Rachel from Bright Futures Counseling invited me on her podcast School Counseling Simplified to talk through some sample interview questions. I wanted... more

02 May 2022 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
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Are you a veteran high school counselor looking for some refreshment and respite as you head into the summer? If you’re tired... more