Free School Counseling Group Curriculum – Academic Success Groups

Free School Counseling Group Curriculum – Academic Success Groups

After several requests – I decided to post a curriculum I patched together to the blog. At the beginning of the school year, following ASCA 2015, I made a personal goal to run some groups this year. One of our major school wide goals was to decrease the D and F list (and thereby helping to improve the number of students meeting the CSU/UC A-G Requirements) so my group is designed to be a short term, academically focused intervention. I chose the time frame of four weeks because it fits within our progress report window. Using data from our D/F list for the first progress report – I just completed the first group last week, as of the date of this post.

A Guide to Digital Portfolios

A Guide to Digital Portfolios

Knock the socks off of your next interviewer!

Back in my undergraduate program, a project that was assigned in one of my technology courses was to develop a professional portfolio utilizing a high-tech tool. I used PowerPoint to build an easy to navigate and professional looking “program” that will allow interviewers, principals, and other stakeholders to view all my qualifications (resume, cover letter, transcripts) and showcase my technological skills at the same time.

The Portal to Learning: ‘Steam for Schools’ at your school

The Portal to Learning: ‘Steam for Schools’ at your school

Portal 2 is coming to the classroom: Valve, the creators of games like Half-Life, Counter-Strike, and Portal, has launched it’s “STEAM for SCHOOLS” program and I think it is something to check out! Valve has adapted its...
Professional Development: The use it or lose it phenomenon.

Professional Development: The use it or lose it phenomenon.

How many times do we tell our students to keep pursuing their educations and use words like “lifelong learners”? I would venture a pretty safe guess of at least daily if not many times a day. This is sound advice and one that we should be working our hardest to plant in our students minds, but I feel that educators often conveniently remove themselves from this goal/requirement. Why should we get the free pass on continuing to enlarge our knowledge base? Why do we think that, when we have gotten our credentials, masters degrees, or doctorates, our brains are suddenly saturated and cannot hold any more information or else it will go into overload mode? It amazes me the lengths some (note: I say some, most people reading this blog are not of this group) educators will go to avoid having to continue learning. (More after the page break!)

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