Friday, August 2, 2013

Tabula Rasa: Before Pictures of My School Counseling Office

Yesterday I was able to see my new office for the first time.

This is what the office looked like when I first walked in. 


A blank slate.

I rearranged the furniture to give it a more open feel.


I put my desk in the corner so that I could easily roll my chair around the room. I also like that it does not create a barrier between me and students and whoever else decides to come to my office.


I also arranged all of the chairs at the small table.  This table will be perfect for small groups and individual meetings with students.

There is also a large suite area outside. There is a conference room where I could hold group counseling sessions and a few other locations in the school where I could host larger programs.

Before seeing my office I had a color scheme in mind. Now I am not so sure what I want to do. Sometimes you just need to see the space before coming up with any ideas.

My new office reminds me a lot of this previous office of mine. I want to give this space a fresh look using things I already have.

Today I am going to take in a bunch of my stuff. Once I get things out of the box I think it will add a lot of color to the space.

I can't wait to share my progress with you!

Don't forget you can upload pictures or videos of your school counseling office to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Vine using the hashtag #scoffice so other school counselors can search your pictures!

Check out Get Connected for Back to School that I am hosting with Andrea Burston of JYJ Counselor Blog for additional information and other ways to connect with school counselors!

Do you have tips for decorating your school counseling office? Are you moving to a new space this year?

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Danielle is a K-12 Certified School Counselor, Nationally Certified Counselor, and blogger at School Counselor Blog, a place where school counselors share innovative ideas, creative lesson plans, and quality resources. Connect with Danielle via emailTwitterPinterestLinkedInGoogle+, and become a fan of the School Counselor Blog Facebook Page.



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