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…

Public Speaking Tips for School Counselors: Finding Your Strength

Public Speaking Tips for School Counselors: Finding Your Strength

…they are specifically gathered to hear your words of wisdom, your story, or your approach to a problem. This is a huge bonus and should be a big confidence booster. Why? Because you rock and they want to see how you rock it! Activity Time This activity is quick, repeatable, and very helpful to do in the time right before you go on-stage. All it takes is you and a mirror. No mirror – do it anyway. Just stand in front of the mirror (or say…

Follow-Up: My Interview Kit

Follow-Up: My Interview Kit

…kets, 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. I printed address labels with the title of the disc and my contact info to put on the jacket. I am pretty happy with the turn out. 3. Letters of Recommendation: I included the standard three letters in all of the…

The Road to Naviance – Hitting Our Stride in Year 2

The Road to Naviance – Hitting Our Stride in Year 2

…hed. [Tweet “Learning about @Counselinggeek and his @Naviance journey – check it out! #scchat”] Below you can see a few behind the scenes screenshots of Naviance: This slideshow requires JavaScript. A major activity that has helped establish this awareness and engagement is the use of Naviance’s Course Planner feature in all of my Individual Learning Plans (ILPs). Using your Student Information System (SIS), Naviance…

School Counselor Tech Tools: Learnerator and minutes.io

School Counselor Tech Tools: Learnerator and minutes.io

…y be better fit for something like Evernote, but a simple get things done approach is this tool’s powerhouse. One thing that I really like about the tool is how action oriented it is. You can create categories and then label them as “decision” “action” “info” etc. This lets people reviewing minutes later have a much more streamlined approach to find out what needs to happen. From that, you can also…

Home – The Counseling Geek

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SC|CS Scholarship

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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year Post

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year Post

…job (which I got!) turned into opportunities that have grown exponentially. I have been able to make many new friends, networking connections, and colleagues – plus access the best PLN I know of. Posts and social media activity have slowed some for me – with the fall being pretty busy at school and our new dog in the house. In 2014, I plan to improve resource posting through more video blogs, tech tools I have learned about in the…

Increasing Productivity: How Dual Monitors Changed My Life

Increasing Productivity: How Dual Monitors Changed My Life

…monitor setup is pretty simple, but profound. It is two monitors…connected to your computer (or one connected to your laptop, etc). As you use your computer, you are no longer confined to a single document, webpage, or activity – your desktop now spans two large areas of screen real estate. Users are able to drag windows, applications, and other tools back and forth between the two windows with ease. How can I use this at work? Have…

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