2012: My Favorite Posts of the Year
Dec31

2012: My Favorite Posts of the Year

…rs 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  Darrell Sampson – From The Counselor’s Office Think back to when you first started your job as a school counselor.  For some, that may have been 20 years ago.  For others, that may have been last week. &nb…

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Taking back your time: Flipping your counseling sessions with Screencast-O-Matic
Apr22

Taking back your time: Flipping your counseling sessions with Screencast-O-Matic

…#8217; hands on their own time. I want to thank Erin Mason and Franciene Sabens (et al.) for writing up a great article that can be found in the most recent ASCA School Counselor Magazine for getting me to sit down and write this post that has been stewing for a bit of time. Be sure to check out their blogs: SCOPE and School Counselor Space. I find great joy in taking back bits of time to put towards student contacts One of the best things about…

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Dress the Part – Guys Gotta Look Good Too…
Jul16

Dress the Part – Guys Gotta Look Good Too…

…s – 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 finding high quality clothing for less! First stop is looking at your school and office culture. Does your office, school or…

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Follow-Up: My Interview Kit
Jul12

Follow-Up: My Interview Kit

…view (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 label

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eLearning Software – Interactive is key.

…es, 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 courseware into the curriculum. You can read the entire posting by following the link here or at the bottom of this post. “Interactive courseware allows students to actively participate in the learning process and retain the knowledge learned through the u…

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#ASCA14 – ASCA Tips for the Noob
Jun19

#ASCA14 – ASCA Tips for the Noob

…#8211; the first time to a large conference can be an overwhelming experience unless you come prepared. In this article, I will help you optimize your experience to get the most from #ASCA14 as you can! Tip 1: Do your research! That is right – there is actually a lot to think about when you get ready to go to a conference. From what are the things you are most excited to learn about to things as simple as deciding what shoes to wear. All ar…

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Building A Better School Counseling Blog Series: The First Steps
Jul28

Building A Better School Counseling Blog Series: The First Steps

…o-it-yourself and have full control WordPress.org. For another write up that goes into depth on both visit this article by diythemes. With the free* WordPress.com, you have basic usage of the WordPress platform – this would be considered similar to Blogger. We are wanting to Build A Better School Counseling Blog though and it is time to play with the big kid web tools! (One note and word of caution – read all documentation and BACKUP…

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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

…ed by Valve when The Evergreen School came to test out their project ideas in the fall of 2011. I posted a blog article a week or two back about interactivity being the key to engaged learners — this video shows it in action. They will have fun and learn. Teachers are also able to create and submit lesson plans that will be shared with other users and you are able to access other users’ lesson plans – it is very collaborative. H…

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