Friday, April 25, 2014

BYOU~ Be Your Own You!

BYOU Magazine Single Copy Peyton List: November/December 2013 Issue
 Friendship, kindness, and empowerment are themes that I work on all year.  Since I started middle school, these topics haven't changed, so I am always looking for ideas to keep these topics fresh.  

I was lucky enough to be given the chance to review BYOU magazine.  It's a great resource, and I am glad that I was able to look it over.

  I shared the magazine with my 5th and 6th grade lunch bunch.  It led us into a great discussion of what is good versus bad popularity and why people believe popularity is important.  I am proud to say that they believe it isn't important to be popular.  What a great discussion we had.  

Believing in yourself, being able to love yourself, being kind to others, and being bully free are the main themes of BYOU.  If I was to put together a magazine, and share it with girls, it would be this one.  I have a sign out sheet going for my copy, and the list is growing in size.  It's great to leave in your office for students to look at, as well as for ideas for counseling lessons.  

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I can't wait to order a subscription for next year.  I know it will be well read and put to use over and over again.  At $17.97 (6 issues) a year, it's well worth it.

Now, here is the best part. . .

You can enter my giveaway to win your own free one-year subscription.
All you need to do is leave a comment below why you would love to win and I'll pick one person at random.  I will pick a winner on May 1st, 2014!

Don't want to wait?  You can always order online by clicking the link.  

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BrandyB is our winner for the 1 year subscription!  Congrats Brandy!  Please email me so we can get you set up!

19 comments:

  1. I would love to win this subscription because the features and articles of this magazine would be a great addition to my conversations and lessons with my students. Focusing on those and reading the magazine would make quite an impact with my 5th and 6th grade girls! Thanks for sharing :)

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  2. I would love to win this subscription because I will be starting my first year of graduate school in school counseling and would love the opportunity to come prepared with ideas and resources for my future experiences! I appreciate any chance to become better equipped as a school counselor and believe this magazine is a great way to encourage and relate to students! Thank you for offering this!

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  3. This subscription would be an amazing resource for the Self-Esteem group I run all school year for 6th grade girls! I doubt many of them realize there is a magazine like this available for girls their age, I didn't realize it myself until I came across your blog :-)

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  4. This is my first year as a Middle School counselor. #1 I love your website and am very thankful I found it :) #2 I would love to win the subscription to help me with some of the groups I hope to start next year. Our school is trying to transition away from counselors doing so much admin stuff and more counseling. YAY! I think this would be very beneficial. Thank you again!

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    1. Congrats Brandy! I put all your names in a hat and I drew you! I need all your contact info so I can let BYOU magazine start your subscription. Please email me at themiddleschoolcounselor@gmail.com
      Congrats,
      Carol

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  5. I would love a subscription to use with some of my lunch groups!

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  6. I would LOVE to win because I LOVE working with middle schoolers and want to spend more time with kids next year and less time with paperwork/duties/etc. From the awesome online community I have gained so many ideas (I am a first year counselor) about lunch bunch. One of my goals for next year is to offer groups to all students at the beginning of the year. This magazine would be an awesome support for me. Thanks Carol for sharing this resource with us! :)

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  7. I can think of more than a few groups of girls that would benefit from using these as discussion topics! Thanks for sharing this!

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  8. I can't think of one reason why this magazine wouldn't be perfect for my 6th grade girls who all struggle self esteem. I think they would love, love, love to have this resource available to them. Thanks for introducing the magazine. I had no idea it existed.

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  9. Next year I am entering into my first year as a school counselor! :/ I am in search of great resources, and this sounds like it is a great source of discussion topics.

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  10. I am wrapping up my first year as a middle school counselor. While I have made great strides since August, I have many, many areas still to conquer. On Friday,it occurred to me that the waiting area outside my office is blah and boring!! This weekend, I tackled the space and made it much more welcoming. I do not have any magazines or reading materials in there yet, however, and this magazine would be the perfect touch! Thank you for bringing it to our attention on here!

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  11. I would like to use this magazine as a resource with small groups to help trigger discussions.

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  12. I'd love this magazine for lesson ideas and to use in our counseling office waiting area!

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  13. This looks like a great magazine to start conversations with my middle school girls. So many times our students, especially girls, base their opinion of themselves on what others say or think about them. I am always looking for new ways to help students feel good about themselves and be proud of who they are. This would be a great resource to help students achieve this!

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    1. Not sure how I did this twice! I guess I wasn't logged in to blogger when I posted this so I somehow didn't see that it was already there! Sorry.

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  14. This looks like a great magazine to start conversations with my middle school girls. So many times our students, especially girls, base their opinion of themselves on what others say or think about them. I am always looking for new ways to help students feel good about themselves and be proud of who they are. This would be a great resource to help students achieve this!

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