Episode 11 | Featuring Brad Hughes

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Brad D. Hughes is a Pittsburgher by birth, Virginian by need. Proud husband, father and school counselor at Ashland Elementary in Prince William County, Virginia. Former NCAA wrestler. Part-time amateur musician and movie snob. Connect with Brad! Twitter: @BDHCounselorAES Bonus Content Dr. Andy Jacks | Twitter | Web MORE EPISODES

Counseling: An Innovative Approach to Listening

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TL;DR: Counselors can continue to support school communities by digitally providing resources, ideas, and learning opportunities. CASEL’s SEL Roadmap for Reopening Schools helps guide counselors’ efforts to connect with students. There is value in all educators delivering SEL content to students. Resources from American School Counselor Association (ASCA) are shared. “We think we listen, but very rarely do we listen … Read More

Shame’s Role in Education

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TL;DR: The role of shame in education, as told through a specific student case study. A journey through finding what works for kids. Steps to challenge the role of shame in education. “Shame is the intensely painful feeling that we are unworthy of love and belonging.”  -Brene Brown This was a tough week for me.  One of my students, we’ll … Read More

Partnering with YOUR School Counselor

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TL;DR: An overview of school counselors. Tips to COORDINATE with your school counselor. Are you maximizing YOUR relationship with the school counselor?  Do you utilize the counselor to support students in the best possible ways? Are you accessing this powerful resource on a regular basis?   “We know where the real work of changing kids’ lives happens…it happens on the ground, … Read More