Walk Up or Walk Out? A School Psychologist’s Guide to School Safety and Mental Health

I was at my national conference when 17 students were murdered at Stoneman Douglas High School.  I didn't really know how to react; it was easier to focus my attention on building my skills in school-based mental heath.  I was thankful that in our underground conference rooms my internet access didn't work and I could … Continue reading Walk Up or Walk Out? A School Psychologist’s Guide to School Safety and Mental Health

Managing Stress- Tips for Educators

For a lot of us in Texas, it's spring break, our much-needed rest before the craziness of test season.  For the rest of you, I know you are anxiously awaiting Easter, which is still a month away.  Whatever your situation, it's the time of year when we need to talk about stress- yours, your students', … Continue reading Managing Stress- Tips for Educators

Weekly Resource: Colorin Colorado

When my colleagues and I decided last year to submit a proposal for our national conference about how to best support refugee and immigrant students, we had no idea how critical of an issue this would become.  Our topic was not only seen as critical for school psychologists, but gained attention by other education professionals. … Continue reading Weekly Resource: Colorin Colorado

The blog is back! A preview…

Hi!  The blog took an unexpected hiatus.  Winter break turned into, well, all winter.  I got an adjunct teaching job at Texas A&M University Commerce, and once I was done preparing for my course I turned to preparing for two presentations at the National Association of School Psychologists annual convention.  Plus all those other things I … Continue reading The blog is back! A preview…

Weekly Resource- Teaching Tolerance

The Teaching Tolerance blog, created by the Southern Poverty Law Center, calls itself "a place where educators who care about diversity, equity and justice can find news, suggestions, conversation and support."  It provides professional development on school climate, classroom strategies, and reflective teaching.  You can find classroom resources on topics ranging from bullying to immigration to … Continue reading Weekly Resource- Teaching Tolerance

Thank a School Psychologist This Week!

November 14-18 is School Psychology Awareness Week!  It's a time where our national association promotes the profession, which is often misunderstood or flies under the radar. So here's a FAQ on who we are and how we help schools.  I am including links if you want more information. What is a school psychologist?  'School psychologists … Continue reading Thank a School Psychologist This Week!