Casteel Consulting

School Selection Consulting. ADHD coaching. Social development groups. Professional development . In person child, teen, parent, and adult adhd support.

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Casteel Counseling is launching in the Heights/ GOOF area. Specialty areas include: AD/HD, Anxiety, Big Feelings, Behavior support, Executive Function, Learning differences, Self Esteem, School support/ challenges, Social skills, and Parent support. Casteel Educational Consulting:
Creative Connections Education training and consulting has a new name! Offering School selectio

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Casteel Educational Consulting 05/13/2024

For the first time in 2 years, Jumpstart school selection consultations are discounted! $35 discount, limited time. It's the best time to start looking at Fall 2025! You get time to research, prepare for Fall tours and deadlines, and reduce the stress of the Fall rush!
Schedule just opened for booking.

Casteel Educational Consulting FInd your Houston area preschool, Elementary or special school. Educator training. School consulting. Mental health services.


I enjoyed presenting with Center in Houston for Infant Learning and Development today! Of course, I forgot to take pictures!


Join me this Saturday as we discuss how to create a calm classroom and support the needs of children with anxiety in the early childhood classroom. Geared towards early childhood professionals, but open to all. Registration available at the discoverchild org website.

Meeting Students’ Needs for Emotional Support 04/12/2024

This is a must read for parents and school staff. It's only a brief introduction of the basics of creating an emotionally supportive environment for kids, but has some excellent information.

Meeting Students’ Needs for Emotional Support A new survey finds that a large percentage of students don’t feel that they have an adult to turn to at school when they're troubled.


Good afternoon. I'm excited to announce the Winter Creative Connections social development group sessions are starting soon. Please reach out by Wednesday, January 10th with questions or interest.
If your child is struggling to connect with peers, to make and keep friends; develop confidence, social or self awareness, big feelings- I can help. Play based, strength focused small social development groups are starting soon. Located in the Heights/ GOOF area. Link in bio for more information


This morning I enjoyed speaking with the Nigerian parent group about school selection and navigating the Houston public and private school choices. A big
" Thank you" to for allowing us to use their space.


HISD magnet timeline has been released!


Today is small business Saturday! It's a great time to support small and local businesses in your area. As a third generation small business owner, I can attest to the fact that all support is appreciated!


Today is international stress awareness day! The holidays can often add just as much stress as excitement for adults and children.
💚 Try to keep a consistent routine
💚Be aware of getting overscheduled
💚Allow time for downtime and processing
💚Give extra time for rest after holidays, weather and time changes
💚Listen to your body and mind ( and kids) for early signs of stress such as irritability, tiredness, anxiousness, and resistance
💚Prioritize play, sleep, nutrition and other tasks that relieve stress
💚Talk with a trusted friend
💚Reach out for professional help when stress is overwhelming

Ground-breaking research series on health benefits of the arts 10/23/2023

I'm not surprised! The Arts are also beneficial for your health!

Ground-breaking research series on health benefits of the arts WHO and the Jameel Arts & Health Lab have announced a forthcoming Lancet Global Series on the health benefits of the arts. The research collaboration builds on a 2019 WHO Report that presented evidence on the role of the arts in improving health and well-being.




Next week is the first Fall HISD choice fair. Visit with multiple magnet schools at the same time.


Yes! Movement is a necessity not just for physical health, but for mental wellness and learning too! The brain and body are fully connected and Movement is key for brain health and development.


I made this video prior to last Spring's groups. Fall groups are starting soon. Reach out asap if your child is struggling.


Self-care Saturday! Don't forget to rest and play!


Happy International Dot Day ! Celebrate bravery, kindness, and make your mark!

2023 DOT DAY MESSAGE PETER H REYNOLDS Author & illustrator of The Dot, Peter H. Reynolds shares a short message about Dot Day for all those celebrating on 190 countries. To register or for more ...

Casteel Educational Consulting 09/08/2023

Creating Connections Social Development groups are starting soon! Groups for Prek/ Kindergarten and Elementary ages. A playful and strength based small group to help your child connect with peers, build confidence, develop social and self awareness and so much more! Reach out asap to schedule your parent intake and please share with others that may benefit from this fun opportunity.

Casteel Educational Consulting Each group is created based on the unique needs of the members. We focus on a strength based approach. Utilizing games, movement, and play-based activities; children will expand their abilities to initiate and engage in relationships with peers, respond to social situations, develop communication sk...


School is now back in session. Some started this week and many others have been in for a few weeks now. Such a beautiful poem by Emma Robinson, daughter of the late Sir Kenneth Robinson.


Hoping your 2023-2024 school year is off to a great start!

We Drastically Underestimate the Importance of Brain Breaks 08/12/2023

"We greatly underestimate the value of breaks when learning, Cohen and his colleagues assert, commonly opting for an approach that views active practice as the only way to advance. But that’s a mistake, because incorporating breaks into learning “plays just as important a role as practice in learning a new skill. It appears to be the period when our brains compress and consolidate memories of what we just practiced.”

In the classroom, “brain breaks should take place before fatigue, boredom, distraction, and inattention set in,” writes neurologist ...

We Drastically Underestimate the Importance of Brain Breaks When it comes to optimizing learning, we don’t value breaks enough, neuroscientists suggest in a new study.


Mr Roger's wisdom is timeless and so true!

Photos from Casteel Consulting's post 07/26/2023

Ready for PTAC conference! 5 workshops, 4 subjects, about 200 teachers, fun props and lots of learning!


Sand and Salt aren't just for the beach! Express and Explore Art camp is off to a great start!


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Our Story

Our current services focus on Educational consulting, School support services, School faculty training, Parent Education, and Workshops/Camps for children.

Educator/Parent training topics include:
classroom management, special education, child development, emotional regulation, play, the arts, movement, brain development, behavior,intervention, after school, early childhood, mental health, school selection, yoga and more!
Education Consulting includes:
Helping families " find their fit" for the best school fit for their family in the Houston area.

Creative Connections has changed! We are no longer offering regular onsite arts and movement classes. Creative Connections is so thankful for the opportunity to serve more than 60 schools and organizations from 2007-2015!

About Creative Connections ( 2007-2015):
Creative Connections was founded in August of 2007 by Casey Casteel to provide Educational and Fun, developmentally appropriate Fine Arts opportunities for students in a supportive and nurturing environment that emphasizes creativity, imagination and independent thinking.

The Creative Connections difference:
All of our faculty are highly educated in their teaching subjects. All have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in a related field as well as teaching experience and training. Faculty participate in continued education and training in their teaching subjects, child development and education. All of our curriculum is designed “ in house” by our qualified faculty members and is customized to meet the needs of each class dynamic. All classes are designed to educate children in their subject area and related core subject areas through developmentally appropriate, fun, and engaging activities in a creative, nurturing and supportive environment.

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