Why Emily Ley Products are Simply the Best

Printables, planners, and calendars are some of my favorite products to create (click here to see my Printables). There’s a ton of free resources available on Pinterest too (follow my Printables board here). But there is nothing like an Emily Ley binder or planner. All of their products are hot, but I had to do a quick review on two of their most famous and my favorite products.

I don’t know what I would do without my household binder. This binder helps me keep up with my expenses, managing my schedule, and plan meals. Emily Ley’s Home Based Binder can help you do this and more.

Emily Ley Binder

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Top 6 Things Every School Counselor Needs

This school year marks the start of my second year as a school counselor. One of the things I have learned is that building and gathering resources is an ongoing process. Today I want to share with you the top 6 things that I could not do without as a beginning school counselor. These items are the bare minimal things that get me through the school year even though I am still collecting and developing my school counselor program.

6 things every school counselor needs

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    1. School Counselor Binder: I don’t know what I would do without my School Counselor Binder! This binder keeps me organized and on top of important meetings and appointments. There are a ton of options out there but I created one that is simple and easy to use and what I love the most is the fact that the cover pages can be colored in. Included in this binder are monthly calendars, weekly schedule, students to see list, and a notes section.
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      School Counselor Binder: I don’t know what I would do without my School Counselor Binder! This binder keeps me organized and on top of important meetings and appointments. There are a ton of options out there but I created one that is simple and easy to use and what I love the most is the fact that the cover pages can be colored in. Included in this binder are monthly calendars, weekly schedule, students to see list, and a notes section. This Zentastic School Counselor Binder can be purchased from my TpT Store or my Etsy Stop. 

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What is Counselor Mail and Why is it Important?

It has been almost two weeks since my last post. As much as I enjoy creating printables, there are two more important jobs that I tend to on a daily basis. One is that of a single mother, and the other is that of a school counselor. Now that school is in full swing, I am finding it somewhat difficult to create documents every week.

Today’s post is about something that I am super excited to implement in my school this year. School Counselor Mail! I bet you are wondering what counselor mail is and what’s so great about it. Well, by delivering mail to students I am letting them know that I appreciate them and it also helps me to get to know them better.

Counselor Mail Postcards

I can’t take complete credit for this idea. When researching ways to connect to my students, I came across this idea on the Elementary School Counseling website. Marissa explains how she delivers at least two pieces of mail to each of the 350 students at her school throughout the school year by delivering mail to one student per class per week.

Her dedication inspired me to do the same for my students. However, I have almost 800 students so my goal is to make sure every student has at least one piece of mail from me by the end of the school year. On the site you can download the template Marissa uses to deliver her mail. But I decided to go with something different.

Today’s post is about something that I am super excited to implement in my school this year. School Counselor Mail! I bet you are wondering what counselor mail is and what’s so great about it. Well, by delivering mail to students I am letting them know that I appreciate them and it also helps me to get to know them better.

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