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Building A Better School Counseling Blog Series: The First Steps

You have had a school counseling blog for some time now – or perhaps you took the advice of some of the presentations at #ASCA14 and have started down that road recently. Either way, you will reach a point when it is time to expand, grow, and work with more scalability. As a beginner – you too could use these tips, but it will most likely take some investment on your part (both time and money).

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Supporting Fellow Bloggers – Why I Click Banners

With my site redesign and some new features – I am playing around with some light monetization ideas for the blog. This typically mean advertising through one way or another. While I am not a fan of ads on websites or blogs – I also am a realist and understand it sometimes takes some funds to maintain a nice website. Currently, I am investing (not spending!) about $100 on website hosting, domain name services, and a few other aesthetic/template tools that I need to keep TCG fresh. I elected to move to this newer platform and WordPress from Blogger (a free platform) to take advantage of the higher customizability and scalability of the site tools.

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Dress the Part – Guys Gotta Look Good Too…

Jeremy Goldman of PHSfit asked for a male version of Andrea Burston’s Wear to Work series – well Jeremy…here ya go. I guess getting voted best dressed at school qualifies me to write this article, but take from it what you will!

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The 2014 Geeklie Awards

Each summer, I will be presenting a Geeklie Award to an esteemed blogging colleague who has shown dedication, innovation, and leadership in the world of educational blogging. I will also present a Geek of the Year award to the person I feel has had the largest impact in the past 12 months on the development and guidance of our digital PLC’s goal to further our technological prowess.

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#ASCA14 Branding & Marketing Your School Counseling Program Slides and Links

Thank you all for attending our presentation on Monday 6/30 at ASCA 2014 in Orlando! Jeremy and I had a whole lot of fun preparing and presenting while sharing in the learning with you. You can find the entire slide show embedded below (it also has been available on the ASCA conference app throughout the conference). I also just wanted to give you some of the links that we discussed in the presentation.

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#ASCA14 – Social Media TagBoard

Want to follow the action at #ASCA14 (if you are #notatASCA14)? This is the place!  This embedded tagboard will keep you up to date with all of the latest Tweets, Facebook posts, and other social media mentions regarding #ASCA14 in Orlando, FL. Enjoy! Stay tuned for...

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#ASCA14 – ASCA Tips for the Noob

Whether you are a counselor with your first job, an excited graduate student, or a counseling sage – the first time to a large conference can be an overwhelming experience unless you come prepared. In this article, I will help you optimize your experience to get the most from #ASCA14 as you can with 4 major tips.

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School Counselor Shopping List: June – July

For June and July – I am going to feature a few of my new office favorites, but also going to share some tools that I totally dig outside of the office (since it is summer!). You may notice a cooking/travel theme for the non-school items…but hey – tis the season!

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#ASCA14: Branding & Marketing Your School Counseling Program – Preview Part 2 (of 2)

As we get closer to ASCA’s 2014 National Conference in Orlando, FL – Jeremy Goldman and I are getting pumped to present to (we hope) lots of school counselors eager to share their awesome programs with all of their stakeholders. A few months ago – Part One of our two part series on Branding and Marketing Your School Counseling Program articles was publish in the ASCA School Counselor Magazine. Part two of the series has just been released in digital format and will be sent home to you in the regular magazine form very soon.

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Read: Insight from Awesome School Counselors – Interview & Applicant Essentials

Looking for a new position (or your first position)? Check out the advice of school counselors around the US. As we enter the long awaited, for current counselors, Spring time — or the dreaded and anxiety inspiring time frame for those looking for work — I decided that I would revamp some of the Interviewing Interviews from the past. Instead of interviewing one person – I reached out to many of my contacts around the country about five pressing questions for people in the job market and what counselors are looking for when interviewing for new hires.

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Ask The Geek: Sharing Google Forms…

Check out the video to learn what my best suggestion for a work around is! Unfortunately, Google does not let us do this natively but through some strategic planning and instructions – we make it work.

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Guest Post: 5 Tips to Stand Out on LinkedIn

LinkedIn unites over 175 million professionals from a myriad of different industries. This provides a lucrative platform through which you can market yourself to these potential employers. Here are five ways in which you can cultivate a professional LinkedIn profile which will attract and engage prospective employers and business partners.

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