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There’s a tendency these days to over-program kids, to think they need to be busy, doing something, learning something, whatever, all the time. That isn’t actually the case, and in older, slower times kids used to spend many hours just dreaming up new activities and new ways to keep themselves entertained. As this article agrees, boredom can be healthy.

Not directly related to school counseling, but of interest to people in the counseling profession, this article talks about the current spike in depression diagnoses, what it might mean, and what should be done about it.

One of my favorite blog sites is Mind Shift. Geared mostly toward classroom educators, the blog occasionally hosts material that can also be useful for school counselors. Here, they talk about educational videos and link to many useful youtube channels (though most of the links are related to math/science/history rather than social/emotion skills). Of use to school counselors, though, is the portion of the article that discusses how to curate and evaluate video content.

On a purely professional note, have some light reading on Behavioral Performance Management. Refresh your knowledge of classical and operant conditioning as well as Social Learning Theory and cognitive learning.

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