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The Counseling Geek Interview Series: @Prof_Polzin
Aug07

The Counseling Geek Interview Series: @Prof_Polzin

…to try to reach out and get some info, tips, and advice from fellow counselors about using technology in their counseling program. This is the first installment I have another one coming very soon, so stay tuned. The interviews will be held via different media – from a written interview (like this one) to video interviews over Skype/Google Hangouts. I am excited about this because I not only learn a lot myself, but I feel that the info sha…

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Counseling Advisory Team: My Experience in the First Year
Jun08

Counseling Advisory Team: My Experience in the First Year

…ter getting through the college application season in the fall and coming into a new position with basically no counseling program in place – I wanted to get things rolling the right direction. With a goal set reaching a RAMP award in the next 5 – 7 years, I wanted to begin the process of gather data, tracking my time, and developing the partnerships with all the different stakeholders in our school and community. To give you a sense…

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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)

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

School Counseling Techonlogy Series: Using Google Docs Form for Surveys

Gather Powerful Data to Drive Curriculum Using Google Docs Forms Counseling programs are driven by data and following the ASCA National Model. We want to make data based decisions in our programs, justify our processes, and let parents, administrators, and other stakeholders know how we are being effective. Surveys are a quick method to gather data from a large group of people that can be tabulated and compared or contrasted.  Typically, s…

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