Geekly Update – Join me on Facebook!

The Counseling Geek – Now on Facebook! Wanted to share with you that you can now connect with The Counseling Geek via Facebook. I am not a huge fan of the monster that is Facebook, but do see the value of it for things like schools and bloggers. I still refuse to use it personally, but I know it is the second most popular site in the world and want to offer connectivity to all users. So if you would like to follow updates and other newsw…

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Keys to Communication – Boost Your Electronic Communication Skills with TACT
Oct22

Keys to Communication – Boost Your Electronic Communication Skills with TACT

Why communicate? 99% of you will know that this is 90% of our job as professional school counselors. When we show up to work, we are expected to be communicating with students, parents, colleagues, administrators, and community members on a regular basis. We all had classes that emphasized the basic attending skills (often called SOLER). We need to Sit straight and face the other person, maintain an Open posture and positive body languag…

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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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August #SCCHAT Transcript – Supervising School Counseling Interns
Aug07

August #SCCHAT Transcript – Supervising School Counseling Interns

Supervising School Counseling Interns Last night was my first time getting to host our monthly #scchat on twitter. #SCCHAT occurs on the first Tuesday of the month unless otherwise specified. To add the #SCCHAT schedule to your calendar  click here . Join  School Counselor Blog  and  SCOPE  for #scchat the first Tuesday of the month @ 8pmEST!  For transcripts of previous #SCCHATs, schedules for fut…

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The Counseling Geek Interview Series: @Prof_Polzin
Aug07

The Counseling Geek Interview Series: @Prof_Polzin

Welcome to the newly created TCG Interview Series. I wanted 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 beca…

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ASCA 2013 in Philly and Summer Vacation!
Jun27

ASCA 2013 in Philly and Summer Vacation!

ASCA 2013 This Saturday, my wife and I depart for Philadelphia – on what will be the beginning of a great vacation. I will be attending ASCA 2013 and as many social/networking/blog/twitter events as I can in between all of the great sessions. I love to meet new people and learn, so if you are interested in meeting up to share ideas, talk shop, or just grab a beverage – shoot me an email or DM on Twitter! I will try to be pret…

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ASCA 2013 and My July Recap
Jul28

ASCA 2013 and My July Recap

That is right y’all – I am back and rearing to blog! The last 30 days have gone by in a flash – though some days longer than others (read: those 12 hour traveling days…).  I feel like I am a bit late to the gate on the “this was my ASCA 2013 experience”, but I wanted to share some of the meaningful things that I got from the breakout sessions and time networking with some new and alll my digital friends…

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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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