Did your graduate school program prepare you for the times you have to essentially offer counseling to your students? My grad program touched on counseling in stuttering class and that was it. Over the years (as of now it’s been 13!) I’ve had to look up counseling information and take professional development to learn the rest. Even more interesting is the idea that we can convey information to students with our body language that is akin to counseling them – we can make them more comfortable without even using verbal communication! In fact, if you don’t know some of the tips I share in this video, you may be sending “unwelcoming” messages to students you work with right now! Watch and learn:
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