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ASCA Specialist Certificate Programs: A Review

Perusing Facebook and Twitter – I see more and more questions about the growing list of School Counselor Specialist Certificate programs offered by The American School Counselor Association’s ASCA U. Questions range from “is it worth the money and time” to “how much did you learn from the program” – I will aim to answer both about the two I have completed and the one I am delving into in a few months.

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Beg, Borrow and Steal: Form Dump

We like avoiding having to recreate the wheel. In this beg, borrow and steal – grab a bunch of useful forms that you can take and tweak for your school.

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Top of 2016: My Favorite Posts of the Year

I don’t know about you, but 2016 was a challenging, fun and overall – great year for me. I had to miss ASCA 2016, but had my son Joel which is a good excuse! The School Counselor Community Scholarship continues to grow each year – we are looking forward to awarding the funds to the applicants in the coming months. Plus I am still having fun (and finding time) to blog about once or twice a month. I love getting to learn with everyone.

I always like to look back at the end of each year and pick my favorite posts. This year – I am picking 3. Check out my Top of 2016 posts below. Happy Holidays from The Counseling Geek and family!

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Using Eventbrite in Your School – The Easy Event Management App

I am not quite sure about you, but when I got my Masters for school counseling – I didn’t realize how much event (and test) coordination would tag along with the job. I typically dread processing registrations, sign ups and getting info out to attendees for things like parent nights, test prep workshops, and most recently – a community college case study. It just wears on you.

Luckily, I rediscovered and re-purposed a great online program (and yes – there is an app for that) that takes 75% of the headache of event planning away!

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Bits & Bytes: Giving Thanks

Thank You's Are Important November rolling around means many things for many people. Fall colors, first snows, changing of seasons, an extra hour of sleep (except AZ), family, a cozy feeling and Thanksgiving. In work and in life - it is tempting to bypass an...

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3 Habits of Efficient (Yet Caring) School Counselors

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!

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Bits & Bytes: Go ahead and rest

Rest is an essential school counseling trait – but many of us are horrible at it. Being an unrested school counselor is asking for trouble. Go ahead & rest.

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