10 Insanely Easy Ways to Infuse Technology in Your School Counseling Program

10 Insanely Easy Ways to Infuse Technology in Your School Counseling Program

…if we cannot find one. A true growth mindset. However, those with a fixed tech mindset will freeze as soon as something happens. Their email stops working, printer gets disconnected or internet crashes. When you are infusing technology in your school counseling program – ensure you have a growth mindset and commit to not giving up when you come up against a road block. Further Reading: Growth vs Fixed Mindset (Source: QED Foundation) Tip…

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The Counseling Geek Interview Series: @Prof_Polzin

The Counseling Geek Interview Series: @Prof_Polzin

…ke to help me by volunteering to let me interview you, please email me, send me a Tweet, or message on Facebook, letting me know you want to interview. You do not have to be a tech guru or even know a huge amount about using technology in counseling – my interest is what got you started, how you kept going, and what types of tips can you pass along to fellow counselors following the same path. So, without further ado – here is…

Finding the balance – What is your school counseling style?

Finding the balance – What is your school counseling style?

…e essential skills to be a school counselor. If someone has the ability to be empathetic and student focused – they have much of the requisite skills to be a school counselor. The rest is specializing and defining your counseling style through experience and your education. Being self-aware of my own counseling style Over the months of December through March – I have been more aware of my approaches to school counseling. I think one…

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…ertise in), a list of prior and upcoming speaking engagements, and some user feedback. Speaking Topics Technology Social media Communication tools (emails, newsletters. video chatting, YouTube, IM, etc) Maximizing the use of technology within your counseling programs Marketing/Branding Leadership And more… Prior and Upcoming Speaking Engagements 2013 2014 2015 2016 — California Association of School Counselors 2013 Annual Conference…

Guest Post: History of School Counseling – A Timeline

Guest Post: History of School Counseling – A Timeline

…s also showcase the impact of categorizing counselors as primary mental health professionals, as a way to legitimize the profession and differentiate those who are certified counselors. The History of Counseling examines how counseling techniques and the overall profession have evolved throughout the last few centuries, leading us to the counseling practices and techniques we know and use today. Check it out here!   Editorial note: I tend…

Counseling Advisory Team: My Experience in the First Year

Counseling Advisory Team: My Experience in the First Year

…here to help you! Step Four: The Meeting My first meeting was very much an introduction. Introducing myself, the other team members since many (even in our very small town/school) did not know each other, and introducing the counseling program. Some of the agenda points we discussed were what is a counseling advisory team, what am I looking to get from them, how they can support the counseling department, brief overview of RAMP/ASCA/National…

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

…blets in the Classroom, and others. For more video blogs or to view this Video Blog posting on YouTube, please visit (& Subscribe for updates): http://www.youtube.com/user/TheCounselingGeek How to start implementing technology in your counseling program series: Most are nerveous about how to start or resistant! Technology is growing exponentially – Moore’s Law tells # of transistors on chip double every 18 – 24 months….

Building A Better School Counseling Blog Series: Making It Happen

Building A Better School Counseling Blog Series: Making It Happen

…re it is now. Before moving on – I want you to take about 30 minutes and go through your blog with a fine toothed comb. You are looking for 3 things: 1. What are things/elements/tools you love about your current school counseling blog? 2. What are things that you want to change about your school counseling blog? 3. What are your goals with the new and improved blog once complete? If you can answer those questions (write them down!), you…

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