The Counseling Geek Giveaway – Win $$$ for ASCA 2013

…ers out there who may have financial trouble making it to the conference – if that is you great! Enter the contest. If that is not you – great! Still enter the contest and if you win, pay it forward to someone you know would go to the conference if they could afford it. There are a few requirements that I am adding to the contest. As this is specifically for the conference and school counselors, I will be requiring website/phone verif…

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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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FREE MONEY! ASCA 2014 Scholarship Information [Lapsed]
Feb01

FREE MONEY! ASCA 2014 Scholarship Information [Lapsed]

You did not misread it – it is that time of the year. I am proud to announce the opening of the 2014 ASCA School Counseling Community Scholarship. Thanks to generous donations from companies like Hobsons and Universal Technical Institute in addition to donations from counselor colleagues (thanks to Erin Mason, Franciene Sabens, Matthew Meyers, Darrel Sampson, Cynthia Morton, & several other donors who wish to remain anonymous) –…

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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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Fundraising Update: Thank you to our supporters so far!
Oct06

Fundraising Update: Thank you to our supporters so far!

Update and recognizing donors thus far… I wanted to give the readers an update about the scholarship fundraising efforts. The counseling community has responded and have donated to support the effort of sending counselors to one of the best professional growth opportunities each year – the ASCA National Conference. At the time of this writing, we are 95% ($30 short of goal) to the goal of $700. I propose to raise that goal to $105…

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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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Thank you, 唔該, Hvala, Dank u zeer, Merci beaucoup, Tusen Takk, Muchas gracias…
Dec10

Thank you, 唔該, Hvala, Dank u zeer, Merci beaucoup, Tusen Takk, Muchas gracias…

Thank you to Best Master’s Programs in Counseling.com! Thank you to Dan at www.bestmastersincounseling.com for honoring The Counseling Geek in their list of the Top 30 Counseling Blogs of 2012. I appreciate all of those who take time to read the ideas and thoughts of this guy on a journey to finding out how to be a great school counselor! Check out the other top blogs for awesome reads too! On another note, don’t forget to enter th…

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