Category: Working In Schools

Articles related to helping therapists and teachers with all things related to working in schools. From advice on parents to tips on preparing students for emergencies, ProCare Therapy wants to help guide you.

Does Your School Offer Group Therapy for Teens?

Students that have trouble at school may benefit from group therapy. It may help students to vent their anxiety and frustrations to peers that can relate to them. Group therapy allows students to obtain support from their peers about issues such as family, solutions for troubled relationships, navigating through the school year, and dealing with stress and anxiety in a supporting manner. Having other students to connect to and relate to may help students with a variety of issues.

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The Pros and Cons of Being a Teacher

People are drawn to teach for a variety of reasons, though common among them are: to change the lives of and inspire students and to give back to the community.[1] The education sector encompasses a vast array of different kinds of teachers, encompassing K-12 schools as well as many institutions of higher learning at the college and university setting. In 2018 alone, public schools in the United States employed about 3.2 million full time teachers in the elementary and secondary school setting and taught approximately 56.6 million students. [2]

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Anxiety Books for Teens – Books to Add to Your Classes’ Reading List

The teen years are a tough time for many students. Not only are they dealing with social and emotional concerns, but they are also gearing up to become adults and make big decisions for their life. Of course, some teens also have other problems happening in their life. Depression, anxiety, self-injury, abuse, and other factors may be a reality for them. These are challenging topics for an adult to understand, not to mention a teenager. While it may help them to talk to someone, many teens may not be comfortable going to traditional therapy sessions with adults while in school. Teachers and school health professionals can be crucial figures in these students’ lives. They not only deliver academic instruction, but they can also be valuable resources for students to turn to for mental health help and anxiety reduction.

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What is Cognitive Flexibility?

Working with children can be a challenge. There may be times within the school day when students need to transition, whether physically or from one task to another. When it is time to transition to a writing lesson after recess, many kids may be upset with the disruption. Of course, most children will be able to make the move back into the classroom and get to their writing, but some children will still struggle with the transition. Practicing this from week to week makes it easier for the majority of kids. When you practice this with your students you are improving their cognitive flexibility.

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6 Benefits of Working From Home as a School Professional

Working from home is a growing trend for workers in the United States, including educational professionals. While making the move from a brick and mortar classroom to an online platform from home may take time and adjustment, working as an online educator from home offers many benefits for both you and your students. Let’s look at six of the key benefits of working from home offers school professionals and how ProCare Therapy can help you make the transition to online education.

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