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Keys to Communication – Boost Your Electronic Communication Skills with TACT
Oct22

Keys to Communication – Boost Your Electronic Communication Skills with TACT

…dministrators, 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, and be Relaxed. These SOLER skills are all well and good, but what about communication that is not done in the fir…

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Consulting & Professional Development Services
Apr04

Consulting & Professional Development Services

…1; 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 with some of the newest tools available to counselors? What about some help developing a school counseling marketing plan? Have no fear! Jeff Ream, writer and founder of TheCounselingGeek.com, is now available for consultant and professional development services. As a practi…

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Interview Series: The Dreaded Paper Screen…
Apr24

Interview Series: The Dreaded Paper Screen…

…as Until Filled (more on this in a bit). The position is a classified, hourly position that requires some tech skills and knowledge of how to disaggregate data. The Process The job advert was posted and within just 3-4 days, we had 28 applicants. Because we are filling an increasingly vacant position, we started the review process immediately. With only 28 applicants (which seems like many when reviewing applications, but many jobs will have 50…

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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 In…

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The Portal to Learning: ‘Steam for Schools’ at your school
Jun26

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

…he future generations through using Portal 2 to develop critical thinking, spatial reasoning, and collaborative skills. Students playing games to learn? Some may scoff at the idea and I feel that most districts will push back some at first, but have you ever seen a student buy a new game and master it by the end of the day? Valve and teachers supporting the initiative are optimistic that the Teach With Portals project will have the same results…

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Read: Insight from Awesome School Counselors – Interview & Applicant Essentials
May05

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

…lack of experience could be a challenge. I made sure to stress my other experiences (retail management/business skills) and how that fits in to helping young people and the school/staff/parents.” – Anna Purcell  “Biggest hoop was interviewing in front of a panel of 12 administrators from middle school, high school, and university level for a UC EAOP outreach position.  I made it through by coming prepared, answered all my questi…

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Follow-Up: My Interview Kit
Jul12

Follow-Up: My Interview Kit

…view (and the cost factor), I decided to go the CD route for my digital portfolio and ended up buying some labels and disc jackets for one district (with more people). I spent ~$12 on both the CD labels and disk jackets, but it creates a professional looking product. Imagine if you just wrote your name on the CD with a Sharpie. I also used Avery’s website label developer to integrate the background from my portfolio onto the disc label

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FREE MONEY! ASCA 2014 Scholarship Information [Lapsed]
Feb01

FREE MONEY! ASCA 2014 Scholarship Information [Lapsed]

…ear we are changing it up and I am hoping to accomplish two things through the process: stretch your technology skills and provide re-usable resources for our fellow counselors. To submit yourself into the scholarship contest, you must use at least one technology tool that will push your ability level (honesty factor here) and select one of the following products to submit: – Counseling PSA Video: 2 – 5 minute video about a topic you…

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