The Road to Naviance – A One Year Review
Jan18

The Road to Naviance – A One Year Review

Take a journey with me through the first year of Naviance implementation. This is an update to a series of posts I wrote almost a year ago about my Road to Naviance which are linked to here if you would like to read it for some context. I hope to share some of the cool things that Family Connection has allowed us to do and some things I feel could be improved or better implemented through other means. Short history – when I came to m…

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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 Shopping List – February/March 2014
Feb23

School Counselor Shopping List – February/March 2014

…ts to attend if possible, the video is not a replacement for being there and getting to ask questions.   Overall review – it is a good buy for the money. You can spend as much or as little on a camera as you like, but from my review research and working with some of our audio visual inclined students – this was the one for the job. Records in full HD quality and microphone works well enough to put at the back of an auditorium and get…

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ASCA 2013 in Philly and Summer Vacation!
Jun27

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 pret…

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Counseling Advisory Team: My Experience in the First Year
Jun08

Counseling Advisory Team: My Experience in the First Year

A recount of the first year of working with an advisory team – the benefits and pitfalls… I recently wrapped up my first year of having an advisory council or team. After getting through the college application season in the fall and coming into a new position with basically no counseling program in place – I wanted to get things rolling the right direction. With a goal set reaching a RAMP award in the next 5 – 7 years…

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ASCA 2013 and My July Recap
Jul28

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 friends…

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Guest Post: The Best Apps for Helping Your College Search
Mar12

Guest Post: The Best Apps for Helping Your College Search

Guest Post by Alexis Bonari of www.collegescholarships.org The Best Apps for Helping Your College Search Technology is a great ally in your search for the perfect college and the scholarships to help fund it. Of course, the Internet is a great way to research opportunities and to find the information you need, and there are many sites that offer you great databases and other tools. However, there are  many apps that can help you to man…

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Interviewing: The Other Side of the Table
Nov16

Interviewing: The Other Side of the Table

Today was a day of firsts… I had an exciting, albeit tedious, opportunity today to experience the “other side” of the interview table. I have had many past experiences being the one getting asked the hard questions, feeling somewhat awkward, and scrambling to think of “the right answer”, but before today I have never had the perspective of the interviewer. For those of you who have been on the interview panel…

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