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The School Counselor Shop is now open! Check out a lot of the different clothing, mugs, hats, and more available for school counselors to wear and share. Use the coupon code WELCOME (exp. Aug. 31) to save 10% during the grand opening celebration.

Make like a tree…and get outta here!

I will be out of touch, social media, blogging, and email contact for the next month as my wife and I get over to Europe for a much needed vacation. Back in mid-August. Happy summer!

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ASCA 2015 – Fiery School Counselor Presentations: From Blah to Blazing

On Wednesday July 1st – Stephanie Smith, Paul Smith, and I will present a morning workshop on the importance of high quality presentations – from both a preparation and design aspect, as well as delivery components. We hope you join us for an invigorating, high energy, and fun way to wrap up your ASCA 2015 experience!

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3 Years Ago Today…

The Counseling Geek turns 3 years old today – thank you for being a great reader and part of my Professional Learning Network. Check out what has been special and what’s to come inside.

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3 Year Giveaway – Making Data Work

To celebrate turning three years old – I wanted to start a give away. Between May 30th, 2015 and June 13th, 2015 – enter below (hint – somethings you can do multiple times for multiple entries) to win a copy of Carol Kaffenberger’s Making Data Work. This book has been super helpful to me in my counseling program, is great for all levels (including higher ed and school counseling interns), an a must have in your school counseling library.

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Free resource – CA Community College Handbook

I put together a resource for my students and parents that I will continue to update that is similar to the 4 year college handbook, but focused on the 112 CA Community Colleges and the process of enrollment. While I know many of you are from outside of CA – you can easily adjust this for your state.

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2014-2015 Counseling Geek Financial Year In Review

Hello faithful and fellow Geek. As promised last year when I started loosely “monetizing” this blog with affiliate ads from Amazon, I want to provide a brief yearly review of the ins and outs of The Counseling Geek. This analysis will be from July 1, 2014 to May 6th, 2015 (not because that is a year but this is when I have time to write it up).

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School Counselor Central and SC|CS 2016 Team Up To Raise Funds

Access cool tech tools AND support school counselor scholarships!

Carol and I want to encourage you to check out an upcoming webinar held by School Counselor Central and to share that Deb from SCC has pledged to donate an additional $2 for every new individual subscription to SCC between March 10th and May 10th. SCC has already been the first donor to the 2016 donation drive but is not stopping there!

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

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 someone at Google had that thought too and created a super simple but mega-powerful Gmail Labs tool – Canned Responses.

I created a 5 minute screen share video to quickly go from zero to canned response guru and taking minutes of your day back with each email.

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