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…

Keys to Communication – Boost Your Electronic Communication Skills with TACT

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…

10 Insanely Easy Ways to Infuse Technology in Your School Counseling Program

10 Insanely Easy Ways to Infuse Technology in Your School Counseling Program

…Learn about 10 insanely easy ways to start infusing technology within your active school counseling program. This is not starting a fad diet, telling you to stop what you are doing that works or that you have to give up your paper and pencil calendar cold turkey. Each of these tips can be taken and started where ever your comfort level lies on the technology continuum….

Follow-Up: My Interview Kit

Follow-Up: My Interview Kit

Marketing Myself and Being Prepared On Tuesday, I posted a video blog about the process I took (and a process you can take too!) to construct a digital professional portfolio. This week I have been busy constructing my interview kit and I wanted to share that with you as well. Looking at it, I feel like it is a lot – but I think will be well prepared to answer the questions and show evidence with the arsenal I bring with me…

The Counseling Geek Interview Series: @Prof_Polzin

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…

August #SCCHAT Transcript – Supervising School Counseling Interns

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…

ASCA 2013 and My July Recap

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…

ASCA Specialist Certificate Programs: A Review

ASCA Specialist Certificate Programs: A Review

The American School Counselor Association Specialist Programs Perusing Facebook and Twitter – I see more and more questions about the growing list of School Counselor Specialist Certificate programs offered by The American School Counselor Association’s ASCA U. Questions range from “is it worth the money and time” to “how much did you learn from the program” – I will aim to answer both about the two I…

Using Eventbrite in Your School – The Easy Event Management App

Using Eventbrite in Your School – The Easy Event Management App

I didn’t sign up to be an event coordinator… I am not quite sure about you, but when I got my Masters for school counseling – I didn’t realize how much event (and test) coordination would tag along with the job. I typically dread processing registrations, sign ups and getting info out to attendees for things like parent nights, test prep workshops, and most recently – a community college case study. It just wears…

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