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Shop School Counselor Swag and Shirts: A New Project

Hi everyone – I wanted to share something new that I was trying. I like all the different SWAG that is around that promotes school counseling and want to give you all opportunities to get some school counselor focused shirts, coffee mugs, pillows, posters, stickers and more. You can find a the designs on two different sites (info on each below) for your shopping convenience.

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#NOTATASCA16: A little sad but a-lotta stoked!

New Orleans will have to wait....When I found out that ASCA 2016 was in New Orleans - I was stoked. I have not spent a bunch of time in the South and really enjoy good food and good music. I feel like I started planning for ASCA 2016 immediately following ASCA 2015 in...

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Organization 101: Laptop Stand on the Cheap

If you are like most school counselors… …your space is at a premium. Your office is small, desk is cramped and sometimes you feel like a squirrel in the fall trying to pack all your papers somewhere that you can find before the end of the next decade. Me too.

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10 Insanely Easy Ways to Infuse Technology in Your School Counseling Program

Learn about 10 insanely easy ways to start infusing technology within your active school counseling program. This is not starting a fad diet, telling you to stop what you are doing that works or that you have to give up your paper and pencil calendar cold turkey. Each of these tips can be taken and started where ever your comfort level lies on the technology continuum.

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Be Data Inspired: Using EzAnalyze TimeTracker to Track School Counseling Time Allocation

Using your time wisely.

A major component and influential piece of advocating effectively for your school counseling program and kids is showing how and where your time is spent. There are a few different ways that I know people track there time – from Google Drive Forms, School Counselor Central, and SCUTA Pro to old school pen and paper – I use a free and, what I see as, user-friendly tool called EzAnalyze TimeTracker.

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Get something and Give Something: Career Game Supports SC|CS 2016

Rick Trow, maker of The Career Game, is generously offering to donate to SC|CS 2016 this year. We are very happy to connect you with his resource for career development. Please be sure to see the last section of this post to ensure you order correctly and your portion will be counted towards the donation.

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7 Tips for Managing Your School Counseling Appointments

7 Easy Tips for School Counselor Scheduling Step 1: ScheduleOnce Step 2: ScheduleOnce Step 3: ScheduleOnce Step 4: You get the picture... Have you ever felt like you were jumping from one emergency to the next - always stitching up wounds, bandaging feelings, and...

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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.

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All About The “1 to 2” – A School Wide Program Focused on Studying

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!

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