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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

…211; you will rely on a WordPress theme. Both WordPress.com and WordPress.org installations come with some great free themes. According to ManageWP.com – there are 74,652,825 sites out there are depending on good ol’ WordPress with around 50% of this figure (close to 37 million) is hosted on the free WordPress.com, which means there is a high demand for WordPress themes. While the free templates can be nice and give your blog a great look&#…

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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

…e 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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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 annoyan…

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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

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

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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]

You did not misread it – it is that time of the year. I am proud to announce the opening of the 2014 ASCA School Counseling Community Scholarship. Thanks to generous donations from companies like Hobsons and Universal Technical Institute in addition to donations from counselor colleagues (thanks to Erin Mason, Franciene Sabens, Matthew Meyers, Darrel Sampson, Cynthia Morton, & several other donors who wish to remain anonymous) &#8211…

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The Counseling Geek Give Away: “The Drama Years: Real Girls Talk About Surviving Middle School”
Aug12

The Counseling Geek Give Away: “The Drama Years: Real Girls Talk About Surviving Middle School”

Enter to win a free book! Between now and 8/22 – be sure to enter to win a free book titled “The Drama Years: Real Girls Talk About Surviving Middle School”. The book will be shipped directly to you. Check back here and your email for updates on the winner! Good luck!     a Rafflecopter giveaway…

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

Guest Post: February is Financial Aid Awareness Month = FAFSA

…kes Perfect Educators can’t be with every student as they fill out FAFSA. To provide support BigFuture created a free FAFSA webinar that walks students, section by section, through an actual FAFSA application. Familiescan access the free FAFSA webinar 24/7 on their terms. FAFSA can change a student’s life forever. Following this map can help extend your activities withstudents and guide them to a better future. The blog author, Jeffrey Ream…

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