Pathways To College – Free Resources

Pathways To College – Free Resources

Check out some awesome FREE resources for you high school counselors. A class at UCLA created a website that has a different theme for each month of the school year and it is geared towards an 11th or 12th grade class. They also created four posters that you can download below that are useful for helping show the standard process that seniors going through college or financial aid applications take. They are very well done! Enjoy and please…

Make It Rain: How I Get Free College SWAG Each Year

Make It Rain: How I Get Free College SWAG Each Year

If you aren’t getting college SWAG – you’re missing out! Every day in the fall – this is me when the mail comes! I don’t know many people that hate getting mail. I think I order things on Amazon just because I like getting packages…I could drive down the street to pick up a slightly more expensive, exact same item. Getting mail is even BETTER when it contains a bunch of free stuff for you and your students!…

Free School Counseling Group Curriculum – Academic Success Groups

Free School Counseling Group Curriculum – Academic Success Groups

Helping Students Change Directions After several requests – I decided to post a curriculum I patched together at work to the The Counseling Geek. At the beginning of the school year, following ASCA 2015, I made a personal goal to run some groups this year. One of our major school wide goals was to decrease the D and F list (and thereby help to improve the number of students meeting the CSU/UC A-G Requirements) so my group is designed to…

School Counseling Technology – Basics and Beginnings (Post 2)

School Counseling Technology – Basics and Beginnings (Post 2)

Good day counselors, teachers, administrators, or other interested folks. Last week I did a short overview via video blog about what I hope to cover in this series, what you can expect to feel when learning new tech skills, and helping calm some fears. This week, I will give you a few resources on where to start to acquire basic software needs (which we will use in upcoming posts), steps a counseling program should take to determine what types…

Building A Better School Counseling Blog Series: The First Steps

Building A Better School Counseling Blog Series: The First Steps

…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 time and money)….

Free Printable – Communication and Marketing Planning Guide for School Counselors

Free Printable – Communication and Marketing Planning Guide for School Counselors

Please download this printable freebie – a worksheet to help your next marketing/PR effort. I am excited to offer you all a template Communication and Marketing Planning Guide for School Counselors. This form will be helpful in planning and tracking your marketing plans. The format is based on the 4 D’s from Jeremy Goldman and my ASCA Magazine articles and ASCA presentation. Please feel free to share this with colleagues or edit it…

Free resource – CA Community College Handbook

Free resource – CA Community College Handbook

Download this free community college resource Through a NACAC connection – I came across a great 4 year college advising handbook that I tweaked and made my own. Finishing the third year at my site – I feel like things revolving around academics and 4 year college are running very smooth. Next year I will be focusing on three things: 1- Social Emotional Development/Resiliency with 9th/10th graders, 2- Community College support and…

ANFSCD – Free Father’s Day Card Activity

Cardstore is offering a completely FREE (including shipping) customizable father’s day card. Many students may not be able to afford any type of gift so this could be a cool activity to do with your students if you have access to a computer lab. You can help your students customize and send their dad a high quality card. Fathers play a vital role in students’ lives and many do not have a male father figure, so perhaps encourage…

Building A Better School Counseling Blog Series: Making It Happen

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…

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