Check out some awesome FREE resources for you high school counselors. A class at UCLA created a website that has a different theme for each month of the school year and it is geared towards an 11th or 12th grade class. They also created four posters that you can download below that are useful for helping show the standard process that seniors going through college or financial aid applications take. They are very well done! Enjoy and please share – they want these to be a resource and tool for anyone interested.
I want to introduce you to a new recurring feature I plan on bringing to the blog. I am calling it “The Way I Work” and I plan to interview school counselors around the country and feature one every month or so. The focus of the interview is all about how they work, what gets them through their day and actually taking a look at their offices. I thought it would be only appropriate to model it myself – so for this post I will be highlighting how I work and showing you my office. If you are interested in being a part of this series or have a unique/fun/creative office or working style – I especially am interested in hearing and seeing it! Please check out the info at the bottom of this post to learn more about being featured. Hope you enjoy.
How a bi-weekly meeting helps support our most at-promise students.
School counselors, as you likely know, are busy creatures. We have our hands in 20 different things at one time and our attention is pulled in 10 different ways. We often must prioritize our actions and activities to ensure our students are served and our jobs get done. We are not always good at it – this post will help with that!
One of the number one skills I see high school students struggle with is the great mystery of studying. A constant comment I get is “…but I am done with my homework!”. In high school – some students can get by with minimal studying efforts – I was one of these students myself. However, I also know from firsthand experience that the collegiate expectations are completely different. I was smacked in the face with the expectation that I study between 25-35 hours per week. This is where the “1 to 2” campaign comes in. I hope you read through and download some of the materials below!
Save time and get some great books from my list! Books on social and restorative justice, mental health, and girls/boys curriculum for school counselors (part 2 of 2).
NVSCA 2015 – How to NOT be a leader & Time Saving Tech Tools for School Counselor Sanity Presentations
On February 8th – I was honored to be able to speak to a room full of (fellow) Nevada school counselors. In the first presentation, a keynote address, we talked about key aspects of “followship”. In the breakout session focused on school counselor technology, we took a look at about 8 tech tools that help school counselors save time and be more efficient. Below are the slides from each presentation.
Save time and get some great books from my list! Books on social and restorative justice, mental health, and girls/boys curriculum for school counselors (part 1 of 2).
Failure, not reaching expectations, being let down, and overall defeat are all words that can go together when you try something and the results are not what you want. It is a natural thing in life and it is something that we, as school counselors, teach students proper ways to react to everyday. There are many areas where we can fail in our work and I am going to share a personal anecdote about one such day that I had this last week.