Moving School Counselling Online #scchat

I don’t often get very nervous, but last night as I co-moderated #scchat , I was very nervous because I wasn’t sure I could keep up with the pace of the chat. My role was posting the questions in a timely manner. I knew there was a team around me and leading the way and I felt happy about that. They were outstanding! Thanks to Erin Mason, Laura Ross, Alicia Oglesby, Cynthia Morton , Caroline Lopez- Perry, Shay Reynolds, Vernice Jones, Chloe Benjamin , Joanne Norris, Kelly Wright and as always Erin Luong helped to help people feel connected.

My dear friend Erin Mason @ecmmason led the way knowing that this chat could connect us and validate our collective concerns and I believe that happened. There is much for us all to learn going forward , but yesterday in #scchat for about an hour and a half I lost myself . It was as if I didn’t have a care in the world I left all my worries behind . I had to focus and that I did. Well if you call watching 1138 tweets fly by focusing I guess I did.

Loved seeing all the newcomers and the willingness to help each other.

Today I am grateful for all of the online connections and most of all friendships that I have made. School Counsellors are passionate people who really care about the next generation of youth. Their willingness to share gives me great HOPE.

Want to checkout the chat click here .

The resources from the chat can be found here.

2 thoughts on “Moving School Counselling Online #scchat

  1. Susan,

    thank you so much for ALL of this – ALL of you.

    You continue to inspire me and I am so greatfull that in your retirement you continue to offer yourself.

    I popped on last night to ‘the twitter’ and read/engaged for a bit but it was all posting/flying so fast that I was getting stressed out and had to disconnect (now this was after a very ‘new tech heavy few weeks, setting up a home office, and back to back to back skype meetings that ended up taking literally ALL day). So, I am even more appreciative that you have sent this document.

    I heart you (as I say to my chickens at school)

    Kindness in words creates confidence – kindness in thinking creates profoundness – kindness in giving creates love. Lao-Tzu

    Suzanne Tiemstra, Master of Counselling (C.Psych), BEd
    Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
    Counsellor – Bert Church High School

    1010 East Lake Boulevard, Airdrie (403) 948-3564

    For 24hr counselling help, please call the Distress Centre line: 403.266.HELP (4357)
    For counselling resources in Airdrie-Calgary area click on or go to:


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