2012: My Favorite Posts of the Year
Dec31

2012: My Favorite Posts of the Year

A look back at some of the best of 2012… Reflection and renewing goals is something that tends to happen around this time of year. I wanted to provide you with a look back at several of my favorite posts from other bloggers as well as a few of my own. There will be a link and a snippet from the post here, but please visit the full article! Without further ado… 1. Shepherding the Flock: Supporting New School Counselors&n…

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Dress the Part – Guys Gotta Look Good Too…
Jul16

Dress the Part – Guys Gotta Look Good Too…

How to look sharp on the cheap Jeremy Goldman of PHSfit asked for a male version of Andrea Burston’s Wear to Work series – well Jeremy…here ya go. I guess getting voted best dressed at school qualifies me to write this article, but take from it what you will! While each person’s style is their own and what looks good on Hugh Jackman may (or most likely) not be what looks good on me – you can take some great tips for…

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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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The Portal to Learning: ‘Steam for Schools’ at your school
Jun26

The Portal to Learning: ‘Steam for Schools’ at your school

Portal 2 is coming to the classroom: Valve, the creators of games like Half-Life, Counter-Strike, and Portal, has launched it’s “STEAM for SCHOOLS” program and I think it is something to check out! Valve has adapted its game delivery service, Steam, for use in the school environment and has its sights set on helping the future generations through using Portal 2 to develop critical thinking, spatial reasoning,…

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#ASCA14 – ASCA Tips for the Noob
Jun19

#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 can…

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#ASCA14: Branding & Marketing Your School Counseling Program – Preview Part 1 (of 2)
Mar19

#ASCA14: Branding & Marketing Your School Counseling Program – Preview Part 1 (of 2)

Pre-Conference Session Article “Make Your Mark” Jeremy Goldman and I are glad to be privileged with writing a two part series of articles focused on Branding and Marketing Your School Counseling Programs for the ASCA School Counselor Magazine. Part one was just published and paper copies are on their way to you as we speak, but the electronic version is now out (linked below). At our ASCA 2014 conference session, we will be buildi…

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eLearning Software – Interactive is key.

Raptivity Example The Attention Battle Teachers, counselors, and all educators are finding the challenge of captivating our students is ever increasing. With the popularity of younger and younger students playing video games, using smart phones, and demanding a higher level of interactivity in their lives — how can we keep up? Edudemic posted an article claiming that one possible solution can be to integrate interactive coursew…

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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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