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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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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.

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What Next When Marketing and Communication Fails?

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.

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