Counseling Podcast Episode 2: Striking a Balance –  Exploring  Confidence and its Distinction from Arrogance – October 2023 – This month’s podcast episode discusses the thin line between confidence and arrogance and how both can impact a scholar’s academic performance and social well-being.

Counseling Podcast Episode 3: Emotional Resilience: Navigating and Managing Challenging Feelings – November 2023 – In this month’s episode of Firebird Chat, Counselors Jacob and Mandi discuss how to navigate and manage challenging feelings in an effort to hone one’s emotional resilience muscle. We define emotional resilience and offer helpful tips on how to begin working on this skill.

Counseling Podcast Episode 1 September 2023: Harnessing The Superpower Of Your School Counselor

Counseling Podcast Episode 9 – April 2023 – What is Emotional Intelligence, and why do our scholars need to develop it and practice it daily? In this month’s Firebird Chat, we go over 5 ways that scholars can work on developing their emotional intelligence.

Counseling Podcast Episode 8 – March 2023 – Let’s Talk!..About Communication: – Join us for a discussion related to the various styles of communication, including non-verbal, love languages, and more.

Counseling Podcast Episode 7 – February 2023 – What. Just. Happened. Time to Reflect! – Padlet: – On today’s podcast, Mr. Samples will go over how to reflect back on Semester 1 in a meaningful and productive way, which allows us all to move forward into Semester 2 with a Growth Mindset and a plan for success.

Counseling Podcast Episode 6 – January 2023 – New Year, New You? – A new year brings new opportunities. Resolutions are made, and expectations are high. Is there something we can do to increase our chances of sticking to our resolutions? Or are we doomed to be old dogs who can’t learn new tricks? Tune in to learn 6 strategies to help you succeed in achieving your resolutions.

Counseling Podcast Episode 5 – December 2022 – Behavioral Activation: Taking control of our environments through deliberate choices and actions to foster a healthier sense of self.

Firebird Chat Podcast Episode 4 – November 2022 –  The ABC’s of an Empowering McKinney-Vento Program: Danielle Gamez, Director of Operations, and Karla Gonzalez, Scholar Community Advocate, delve into the McKinney Vento Program at Compass Charter Schools and the resources for homeless youth. Listen to this important podcast to gain knowledge of assumptions made, building relationships, strength-based approaches, and more!

Counseling Podcast Episode 3 – November 2022 – Positivity, Gratitude, & Mood:  Let’s Explore how we can obtain a long-lasting impact on our community by achieving positivity, gratitude, and increased mood. We will be looking at the research presented in the book, The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor.

Counseling Podcast Episode 2 – October 2022 – Grit & Building Resilience: Overcoming those “challenging days” and moments at school and fostering our own resilience and grit.

Counseling Podcast Episode 1- September 2022 – Starting Strong: Avoid these top 3 mistakes and learn research-backed tips for setting a strong foundation for the year.