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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

…your new blog from stock theme and clipart to custom theme and great images. We will also take a look at a few free resources for bloggers and a few more of my favorite WordPress plugins for school counseling blogs. Start with the foundation. Before you can start designing your new blog – you must develop a firm foundation. In most cases – except for those lucky few who are not only school counselors but are also CSS/HTML wizards &#8…

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School Counseling Technology – Basics and Beginnings (Post 2)
May30

School Counseling Technology – Basics and Beginnings (Post 2)

…and provide them to users like us in one convenient place. Many of the programs on these websites are primarily free or free-to-try, but there are paid versions listed as well. There are words of wisdom to pass along about these two sites – for the number of good pieces of software to download, there are two terrible ones. All software is screened and virus tested by the sites, but they do not scan out stuff called “bloat-ware” and other annoyanc…

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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

…more limited. WordPress (where we will focus more of our time in this series) comes in two flavors – the free* WordPress.com and the more do-it-yourself and have full control WordPress.org. For another write up that goes into depth on both visit this article by diythemes. With the free* WordPress.com, you have basic usage of the WordPress platform – this would be considered similar to Blogger. We are wanting to Build A Better School…

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Free Printable – Communication and Marketing Planning Guide for School Counselors
Nov08

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 a…

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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

…he 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 overview and then focus on Blogger/WordPress.com. Moving is always a bit sentimental and emoti…

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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 them…

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FREE MONEY! ASCA 2014 Scholarship Information [Lapsed]
Feb01

FREE MONEY! ASCA 2014 Scholarship Information [Lapsed]

…Tube/Vimeo. Must be at least 2 minutes long. – Submit a proposal: I do not want to squash your tech/artistic freedom. If you feel you have an idea that would fit within using your tech tools and creating a resource for other counselors – email me your proposal and I will get back to you with the okay or with additional requirements. After you have created your submission, head to the following Google Form and submit the info requested…

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Guest Post: February is Financial Aid Awareness Month = FAFSA
Feb03

Guest Post: February is Financial Aid Awareness Month = FAFSA

…he College Board FAFSA. Five letters that change lives for millions of students across the country. This year’s Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is here. Because government grants compose 74 percent of the $185 billion financial aid pool, it’s no surprise that FAFSA is a source of stressfor students and their families. It doesn’t have to be that way. Susan McCrackin, Senior Director Financial Aid Methodology at the…

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