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The Counseling Geek Interview Series: @Prof_Polzin
Aug07

The Counseling Geek Interview Series: @Prof_Polzin

…elf, but I feel that the info shared by some of the people willing to let me ask them some questions about their counseling program will be valuable to all counselors out in the blog world. I hope to make this a semi-regular series on The Counseling Geek, but that will take help from all you counselors. If you would like to help me by volunteering to let me interview you, please email me, send me a Tweet, or message on Facebook, letting me know…

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Counseling Advisory Team: My Experience in the First Year
Jun08

Counseling Advisory Team: My Experience in the First Year

…original authors): School Counselor Program Handbook for Advisory Councils (.pdf) ASAI Redesigning School Counseling – Advisory Meetings (whole meeting agendas and handouts) I decided to not go from no advisory team to a full-on 100% functioning team in my first shot. My goals were to gather interested parties, have a group of stakeholders I can bounce ideas off of (especially useful in a counseling department of 1), share data/resu…

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Building A Better School Counseling Blog Series: Making It Happen
Aug05

Building A Better School Counseling Blog Series: Making It Happen

Time to pack up and move your school counseling blog In the last post, The First Steps in the Building A Better School Counseling Blog Series, we looked at some of the needed foundations for moving your free school counseling blog to one that allows you more freedom. In this post – we will look at what it looks like to actually pack up and move your old school counseling blog (whether on Blogger or WordPress.com). We will take a general o…

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School Counseling Technology – An Overview and Introduction (Video Blog)

…for the series on getting started with improving or introducing 21st Century Skills and new technology into your counseling program. This weeks edition is an intro to the series and I hope to quell some fears regarding getting started and talk a bit about where we will be going in the next few weeks. Hint: Google Docs, Wix.com (where this site is hosted), Counseling Time and Statistics programs, Powerpoint, Being Internet Safe and Savvy, The…

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The Counseling Geek Interview Series: Megan Kelly (@megan_m_kelly)
Aug12

The Counseling Geek Interview Series: Megan Kelly (@megan_m_kelly)

…, Megan Kelly, reports on her experiences at #ASCA13. I am returning back to one of my favorite features of The Counseling Geek – the interview series. This episode I talk with Megan Kelly, a recent counseling grad turned first year IB counselor extraordinaire, using the trusty Google Drive collaboration tool! I hope you enjoy the read and as always, remember you can leave comments and email me with any questions. You can also tweet or add…

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School Counseling Techonlogy Series: Using Google Docs Form for Surveys
Jul05

School Counseling Techonlogy Series: Using Google Docs Form for Surveys

…answer all the different ways a student might if you have questions that go to different pages) and having your counseling colleagues take it as well. Good luck! Links and Live Form after the break. Here are a few other links that will be helpful: Google Docs Tutorial (Part 1) – The Counseling Geek Google Docs Tutorial (Part 2) – The Counseling Geek PowerPoint from ASCA Webinar by Christa Mussi and Melissa Beverly (Data 10…

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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

So you want to take your blog to the next level… You have had a school counseling blog for some time now – or perhaps you took the advice of some of the presentations at #ASCA14 and have started down that road recently. Either way, you will reach a point when it is time to expand, grow, and work with more scalability. As a beginner – you too could use these tips, but it will most likely take some investment on your part (both t…

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Building A Better School Counseling Blog Series: Sprucing It Up
Aug25

Building A Better School Counseling Blog Series: Sprucing It Up

Giving your new blog that pizzazz it needs If you have been reading along with the Building A Better School Counseling Blog series – you will know this is the third entry, so we have already made several big strides. If you are just joining the series, the other two posts of this three post series (at least three for the time being) can be found at the following links: #1 – The First Steps #2 – Making It Happen This post will b…

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