Public Speaking Tips for School Counselors: Finding Your Strength

Public Speaking Tips for School Counselors: Finding Your Strength

…fortable on stage and in front of others. The second chapter will transition into tools and techniques for making your presentation more engaging, remember-able, and awesome. Let’s dive in to Chapter 1.   Speaking Skills Tip #1 – Find your strength(s) Each person on planet earth is good at something, whether they believe it or not. That may be public speaking….or it may be knitting. But the great thing about public…

Keys to Communication – Boost Your Electronic Communication Skills with TACT

Keys to Communication – Boost Your Electronic Communication Skills with TACT

…ol 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 language, Lean towards the person conveying interest, keep a comfortable level of Eye contact,…

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Are you stuck in the “stone age” with your counseling program, department, or division? Not sure where to start with your epic quest into the 21st century and beyond? Would you like some hands on training, personal assistance with a new tool or have a business project you needs some expert insight? What about some help developing a school counseling marketing plan? Have no fear! Jeff Ream, writer and founder of…

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Finding the balance – What is your school counseling style?

Finding the balance – What is your school counseling style?

…king that I am missing something and should be more warm and fuzzy. I know that is not my personality, and I can be warm and fuzzy, but it is not my natural tendency. I have to learn to embrace this, practice my less natural skills and keep building my strengths. It’s about finding a balance I have zero research-backed data on this, let’s call it a hunch, but from the anecdotal evidence of talking with colleagues and following along…

ASCA Specialist Certificate Programs: A Review

ASCA Specialist Certificate Programs: A Review

…e – by Mandy Savitz-Romer and Suzanne Bouffard (Mandy is a part of the Harvard GSE) because of the current and relevant information it provided. I felt this book was more of the understand the issues and the Counseling 21st Century Students was more of the “let’s put it in action” book. Webinars, Articles, and More The extra content that you will watch or read is also great. Some I had read before through the School…

Interview Series: The Dreaded Paper Screen…

Interview Series: The Dreaded Paper Screen…

…ave an HR-generated form that the reviewers use for the paper screen, interview, and final selection that help rate the applicant on attributes. Our rating sheet had boxes to rate the applicant’s education, experience, skills, two spots for optional ratings. There was also a box for notes, which was important, and a final box to recommend an interview or not. As someone who has submitted well over 100 applications for positions, let me…

All About The “1 to 2” – A School Wide Program Focused on Studying

All About The “1 to 2” – A School Wide Program Focused on Studying

One of the number one skills I see high school students struggle with is the great mystery of studying. A constant comment I get is “…but I am done with my homework!”. In high school – some students can get by with minimal studying efforts – I was one of these students myself. However, I also know from firsthand experience that the collegiate expectations are completely different. I was smacked in the face with the…

School Counseling Technology – An Overview and Introduction (Video Blog)

This is my first posting for the series on getting started with improving or introducing 21st Century Skills and new technology into your counseling program. This weeks edition is an intro to the series and I hope to quell some fears regarding getting started and talk a bit about where we will be going in the next few weeks. Hint: Google Docs, Wix.com (where this site is hosted), Counseling Time and Statistics programs, Powerpoint, Being…

The Portal to Learning: ‘Steam for Schools’ at your school

The Portal to Learning: ‘Steam for Schools’ at your school

…ve press release in May 2012 reported that over 8 million copies of the games had shipped or been downloaded with Steam. How is this educational? When Valve started to think about working with educators, they focused on STEM skills. They recognized these skills as being of high value to students and allows teachers to make concepts in physics, math, logic, spatial reasoning, probability, problem-solving, and collaborative learning interactive…

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