5 (more) Top ASCA Tips for the Noob 2.0 – #ASCA15

5 (more) Top ASCA Tips for the Noob 2.0 – #ASCA15

5 top tips for first time ASCA attendees Last year, for #ASCA14 in Orlando, I wrote up some key ASCA tips for first timers. Some highlights include planning ahead, getting social with your fellow attendees, and using the time as a great networking event. The biggest tip is to be realistic – don’t take on too much. These tips continue to be only more relevant at this year’s ASCA 2015 in Phoenix. This year’s 5 Top ASCA

ASCA Specialist Certificate Programs: A Review

ASCA Specialist Certificate Programs: A Review

The American School Counselor Association Specialist Programs 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…

#ASCA14 – ASCA Tips for the Noob

#ASCA14 – ASCA Tips for the Noob

Everyone has their first national conference – it is okay to admit it. While I may not yet be able to call myself an ASCA National Conference Veteran, I have been to enough to remember what it was like as a Noob (aka someone who is new…), but experienced enough to pass along some wisdom. Whether you are a counselor with your first job, an excited graduate student, or a counseling sage – the first time to a large conference…

Don’t suffer from Post-ASCA Depression – there is a cure!

Don’t suffer from Post-ASCA Depression – there is a cure!

Do you feel lonely, tired, or lost upon going home after attending the ASCA 2014 conference in Orlando? Find yourself looking forward to July 2015? If so – you are not alone. This phenomenon is called Post-ASCA Depression Syndrome (or PADS) and there is a cure. This cure is available in the form of #SCCHAT on Twitter. To get involved or get more info on this counselor saving tool – please contact your nearest Geek and visit…

ASCA 2013 in Philly and Summer Vacation!

ASCA 2013 in Philly and Summer Vacation!

ASCA 2013 This Saturday, my wife and I depart for Philadelphia – on what will be the beginning of a great vacation. I will be attending ASCA 2013 and as many social/networking/blog/twitter events as I can in between all of the great sessions. I love to meet new people and learn, so if you are interested in meeting up to share ideas, talk shop, or just grab a beverage – shoot me an email or DM on Twitter! I will try to be…

ASCA 2013 and My July Recap

ASCA 2013 and My July Recap

That is right y’all – I am back and rearing to blog! The last 30 days have gone by in a flash – though some days longer than others (read: those 12 hour traveling days…).  I feel like I am a bit late to the gate on the “this was my ASCA 2013 experience”, but I wanted to share some of the meaningful things that I got from the breakout sessions and time networking with some new and alll my digital…

The Counseling Geek Interview Series: Megan Kelly (@megan_m_kelly)

The Counseling Geek Interview Series: Megan Kelly (@megan_m_kelly)

First time ASCA goer, Megan Kelly, reports on her experiences at #ASCA13. I am returning back to one of my favorite features of The Counseling Geek – the interview series. This episode I talk with Megan Kelly, a recent counseling grad turned first year IB counselor extraordinaire, using the trusty Google Drive collaboration tool! I hope you enjoy the read and as always, remember you can leave comments and email me with any questions. You…

Mission Scholarship – Support Me Sending School Counselors to ASCA 2014

Mission Scholarship – Support Me Sending School Counselors to ASCA 2014

Last year you helped me raise enough money to help send Megan Kelly to ASCA 2013 in Philadelphia, PA by helping her with the registration consts and you can read about her experience here. This year, I am upping the ante – I want to raise enough funds to send two counselors to ASCA 2014 in Orlando, FL. That means my goal is to reach at least $700 by January 31 ($349 per registration for ASCA members). I know that many of you pay for for…

FREE MONEY! ASCA 2014 Scholarship Information [Lapsed]

FREE MONEY! ASCA 2014 Scholarship Information [Lapsed]

You did not misread it – it is that time of the year. I am proud to announce the opening of the 2014 ASCA School Counseling Community Scholarship. Thanks to generous donations from companies like Hobsons and Universal Technical Institute in addition to donations from counselor colleagues (thanks to Erin Mason, Franciene Sabens, Matthew Meyers, Darrel Sampson, Cynthia Morton, & several other donors who wish to remain anonymous)…

Save The Date: Fiery School Counseling Presentations – Going from blah to blazing – ASCA 2015

Save The Date: Fiery School Counseling Presentations – Going from blah to blazing – ASCA 2015

Save the date! I hope you are as excited about ASCA 2015 in Phoenix, AZ as I am! This year I, along with Paul and Stephanie Smith, will be honored to speak on the topic of School Counselor Presentations and classroom guidance skills. We hope you will add our session to your list of great breakouts and we can help you take your presentations from blah to blazing! Need some help getting to ASCA 2015? Don’t forget that the School Counselor…

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