Hello fellow Geeks. I am going to start a new feature on The Counseling Geek this week – I am dubbing it the School Counselor Shopping List. I am not sure about you – but I am an avid online shopper, high quality item finder, and a seeker of good deals. I thought I could share some of my golden finds with you (and how I am using them in my counseling programs!
I will most likely post bi-monthly about some of the recent purchases (or wish list items) that have really been great for my professional growth, blogging, and counseling site purposes. I hope that this is helpful for some and I will try to give some personal experience reviews when applicable.
February & March 2014 Edition:
Sidewalk A-Frame Mahogany Sandwich Board Sign
(Price: ~$40 USD)
(Price: ~$270 USD)
(Price: ~$15 USD)
A tripod is a must and this one is cheap, small for ease of storage, and simple to use. Don’t need anything fancy here.
Transcend 32 GB Class 10 SDHC Flash Memory Card (TS32GSDHC10E)
(Price: ~$20 USD)
You need somewhere to store your video as you record – this card is quick enough (yes – speed matters) and has enough space to store about 2.5 – 3.5 hours of recorded HD video. This equates to about 2 – 3 presentations, but I remove them from the card after I upload to YouTube.
101 Solutions for School Counselors and Leaders in Challenging Times
(Price: ~$30 USD)
I highly suggest this book for any grade level and experience level school counselor or school counseling graduate students. Dear friend and colleague – Dr. Erin Mason – is one of the authors of this text and also founder of SCOPE. Support her and get awesome knowledge at the same time!
The Use of Data in School Counseling: Hatching Results for Students, Programs, and the Profession
(Price: ~$31 USD)
My second book suggestion and great read. All school counselors need to use data in their programs, but not all know how to do it well (myself included). However, as I read through this book by Trish Hatch of CESCaL and Hatching Results, LLC, my understanding and implementation grows daily. Cannot recommend more that you get this book and help your program!
Well that will do it for this edition of the School Counselor Shopping List for Feb/March 2014. Stay tuned for new things to add to your wish list in coming months and please share cool things that you have purchased with me (so I can try to get them and also so I can share them with others)! Email or comment with your info and products.