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ANFSCD – Free Father’s Day Card Activity

Cardstore is offering a completely FREE (including shipping) customizable father’s day card. Many students may not be able to afford any type of gift so this could be a cool activity to do with your students if you have access to a computer lab. You can help your students customize and send their dad a high quality card. Fathers play a vital role in students’ lives and many do not have a male father figure, so perhaps encourage them…

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ANFSCD: Help Me Set My SMART Goals!
Aug29

ANFSCD: Help Me Set My SMART Goals!

Calling all PSC’s! That time has come, the first day of school has come and gone for me and for many of you. That means our principals (and maybe ourselves if we are on top of things) are calling for our yearly goals. I am curious of what you have set your goals to be this year? As I develop my own goals, I would love to read some of yours posted in the comments below or via email. I hope to enhance my idea of the plethora of different…

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ANFSCD: Moment of Self Reflection
Nov04

ANFSCD: Moment of Self Reflection

I learned something new about myself last week… I thought I would take a few minutes and self-reflect and share some thoughts with you that may help you at some point. Background: Last week we had a middle school student pass away unexpectedly in a pretty unclear circumstance. Details are still not released officially and we are not sure if they will be, but needless to say it was devastating to our two school sites. Th…

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ANFSCD: ScheduleOnce: Take the work out of setting up meetings!
Feb18

ANFSCD: ScheduleOnce: Take the work out of setting up meetings!

One of my favorite tools that I don’t have to think about! One of the nice things about starting a counseling program from scratch at a new school where there was little/nothing before you got there is that you have full input on what to bring in with you. It is one thing to change what has been going on for a long time, but when nothing has been happening – people are very open to trying new things. Among the first (FREE) things…

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ANFSCD: Two text resources to share!
Jun12

ANFSCD: Two text resources to share!

Two texts that can enlighten both your students and you! I am finishing up reading through So, You Are Going to College?! 2nd Edition  by San Bolkan, PhD, professor of communication at CSU Long Beach, which is a very power-packed, but short book that will give any upper class high school student head start when getting ready to head off to college. The content is high-quality and written in a very enterta…

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Follow-Up: My Interview Kit
Jul12

Follow-Up: My Interview Kit

…rview (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 labe…

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School Counselor Tech Tools: Learnerator and minutes.io
May17

School Counselor Tech Tools: Learnerator and minutes.io

Highlighting two tools: one for your students and one for you! Learnerator.com The first tool that I want to highlight for you may come a little late for you high school counselors this year, but a good time to get it setup for the next. Learnerator is a website and AP Test study aid that my students have really enjoyed. I have heard pretty good reviews from students and teachers regarding the usefulness and I know it is pretty inexpensive for a…

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