Public Speaking Tips for School Counselors: Finding Your Strength

Public Speaking Tips for School Counselors: Finding Your Strength

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 is what takes over. You, if you are statistically accurate, probably fall into that same 75%. The fear of public speaking, or Glossophobia, is a natural and normal reaction for most humans. Even…

Keys to Communication – Boost Your Electronic Communication Skills with TACT

Keys to Communication – Boost Your Electronic Communication Skills with TACT

Why communicate? 99% of you will know that this is 90% of our job as professional school 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…

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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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ASCA Specialist Certificate Programs: A Review

ASCA Specialist Certificate Programs: A Review

…Perusing Facebook and Twitter – I see more and more questions about the growing list of School Counselor Specialist Certificate programs offered by The American School Counselor Association’s ASCA U. Questions range from “is it worth the money and time” to “how much did you learn from the program” – I will aim to answer both about the two I have completed and the one I am delving into in a few months….

Interview Series: The Dreaded Paper Screen…

Interview Series: The Dreaded Paper Screen…

…What really happens after you submit your application?? I always envisioned this dark room where a squat older bespectacled lady took pleasure in ripping my resume apart at the seams. Perhaps you think it goes into a black hole or in the bin. No matter what your vision is – you need to have a strategy when applying to jobs because you really never know who will be reviewing the applications….

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

Portal 2 is coming to the classroom: Valve, the creators of games like Half-Life, Counter-Strike, and Portal, has launched it’s “STEAM for SCHOOLS” program and I think it is something to check out! Valve has adapted its game delivery service, Steam, for use in the school environment and has its sights set on helping the future generations through using Portal 2 to develop critical thinking, spatial reasoning, and…

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