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.
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!read more
Your palms sweat, lights glare, and the murmur dies to silence. As you walk to the podium - you feel your vascular system go into overdrive. Time for fight or flight to kick in. The sad truth is that for 75% of Americans - the flight reflex...read more
The Counseling Geek is going through some updates. Please excuse the dust. Site will be unavailable at times.read more
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!read more
Technology is a wonderful tool to create strong comprehensive school counseling programs, but it also carries risk. Learn how to secure and implement best practices with your cloud storage and apps with this post.read more
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.read more
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.read more
This year’s 5 ASCA Tips for the Noob 2.0 will build on those tips from last year to help make your ASCA experience awesome!read more
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.read more
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).read more
One FREE tool that is a great way to start your flipping is Screencast-O-Matic (SOM) as a school counselor. Learn how and more in this article! Take back your valuable time through the flipping technique.read more
A three year review of Naviance Family Connection – from a high school counselor perspective.read more
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!read more
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.read more
Announcing the 2015 School Counselor Community Scholarship Winners Starting in the fall of 2014, fundraising was started by Carol Miller and Jeff Ream to support the third annual School Counselor Community Scholarship (SC|CS 15) - a scholarship for school counselors...read more