Today I was at my elementary internship site and as I was talking to my site supervisor about everything technology! I told her that I thought I should create a blog about how as a school counselor candidate I have been incorporating 21st century communication skills and technology into my work.
So here it goes.....Today I ran an anger management small group with six 2nd graders. All of my elementary counselors know how much energy our little ones can have. Well to help keep them focused I did a whole 30 minute lesson centered around my iPad. They loved every minute of it!
I have attached the lesson and handouts I used during this lesson. It was a lot of fun to do a lesson using technology while still incorporating the five communication skills Holly talked a lot about in our presentation at the AOCC.
I found it much easier to switch from the book to the relaxation track because it was all in one place on my iPad.
Also after reading the book on my iPad and listening to the relaxation track my students thought it was cool that I asked them to draw a picture of their favorite place to relax after they just went there in their minds. They were just as excited to talk and color as they were to use the iPad. This just continues to confirm what Holly and I keep talking about as 21st century school counselors we have to have the personal communication as well as the technology to make connections with our students.
Please leave me feedback and comments if you are wanting more information on this lesson. Here are all of the attachments and links.
For those of you who do not have an iPad my next post will be a lesson that incorporates a website into a small group lesson. :)
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