7 Tips for Managing Your School Counseling Appointments

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 patching people up enough to move on with their day but not make them “better”? I have too. One of the first solutions to consider is implementing a…

School Counseling Technology – Basics and Beginnings (Post 2)

School Counseling Technology – Basics and Beginnings (Post 2)

Good day counselors, teachers, administrators, or other interested folks. Last week I did a short overview via video blog about what I hope to cover in this series, what you can expect to feel when learning new tech skills, and helping calm some fears. This week, I will give you a few resources on where to start to acquire basic software needs (which we will use in upcoming posts), steps a counseling program should take to determine what types…

August #SCCHAT Transcript – Supervising School Counseling Interns

August #SCCHAT Transcript – Supervising School Counseling Interns

Supervising School Counseling Interns Last night was my first time getting to host our monthly #scchat on twitter. #SCCHAT occurs on the first Tuesday of the month unless otherwise specified. To add the #SCCHAT schedule to your calendar  click here . Join  School Counselor Blog  and  SCOPE  for #scchat the first Tuesday of the month @ 8pmEST!  For transcripts of previous #SCCHATs, schedules for…

Ask The Geek: Tool Resources from the 2013 CASC Conference Table

Ask The Geek: Tool Resources from the 2013 CASC Conference Table

This year, I am lucky to be a member of the California Association of School Counselors board as the Technology Chair. I will be hosting a technology learning support desk at the conference coming up this Friday and Saturday at Chapman University. If you are here – you either are a reader of my blog (yay!) or you came and talked with me at the table (awesome!). Below I am linking to some resources with some Getting Started With……

Tech Tool Video Blog: LucidChart

Tech Tool Video Blog: LucidChart

…TCG takes a look at LucidChart As I kick off my week of vacation (finally!) for Ski week, I wanted to get a new Vlog out to you. I started using LucidChart towards the end of last year for some scheduling documents at my site. It was handy for showing progressions, processes, or steps to take. Check out the video below for more info. Let me know what you think of LucidChart!  …

Take Back Time with Gmail’s Canned Responses – School Counseling Video Blog

Take Back Time with Gmail’s Canned Responses – School Counseling Video Blog

School counselors need every extra second of each day. Gmail’s Canned Responses here to help! If your day is anything like my day in the school counseling office – you answer tons of emails. Many emails sound oddly similar too. I get many emails each day requesting meetings and appointments, a schedule change, a transcript, etc. I am sure you do too. Typing out each reply is a waste of time and finger stamina. Thank goodness…

The Counseling Geek Interview Series: Megan Kelly (@megan_m_kelly)

The Counseling Geek Interview Series: Megan Kelly (@megan_m_kelly)

First time ASCA goer, Megan Kelly, reports on her experiences at #ASCA13. I am returning back to one of my favorite features of The Counseling Geek – the interview series. This episode I talk with Megan Kelly, a recent counseling grad turned first year IB counselor extraordinaire, using the trusty Google Drive collaboration tool! I hope you enjoy the read and as always, remember you can leave comments and email me with any questions. You…

Keys to Communication – Boost Your Electronic Communication Skills with TACT

Keys to Communication – Boost Your Electronic Communication Skills with TACT

Why communicate? 99% of you will know that this is 90% of our job as professional school counselors. When we show up to work, we are expected to be communicating with students, parents, colleagues, administrators, and community members on a regular basis. We all had classes that emphasized the basic attending skills (often called SOLER). We need to Sit straight and face the other person, maintain an Open posture and positive body…

Increasing Productivity: How Dual Monitors Changed My Life

Increasing Productivity: How Dual Monitors Changed My Life

Many years ago, I made a move that will change how I utilize my computer(s) for good. Yesterday, I posted a blog post about Mouse Without Borders – a program that lets you use one mouse/keyboard to control multiple separate computers. However, what if you only have one computer? Did you know that there have been multiple studies (like this and this) showing the increased efficiency and productivity through using a two (or dual) monitor…

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