Public Speaking Tips for School Counselors: Finding Your Strength

Public Speaking Tips for School Counselors: Finding Your Strength

…and the worlds best (think MLK Jr. and Steve Jobs) could all come up with pros and cons and could end up with the same list. Your identity as a public speaker is not defined by these pros and cons or good and bad skills. Our identity is in what we speak about – our skill in delivering that identity that will come with time and practice. “What we say is important… for in most cases the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.” “A good speech…

Follow-Up: My Interview Kit

Follow-Up: My Interview Kit

…kets, 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 label. I printed address labels with the title of the disc and my contact info to put on the jacket. I am pretty happy with the turn out. 3. Letters of Recommendation: I included the standard three letters in all of the…

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School Counselor Tech Tools: Learnerator and minutes.io

School Counselor Tech Tools: Learnerator and minutes.io

…y be better fit for something like Evernote, but a simple get things done approach is this tool’s powerhouse. One thing that I really like about the tool is how action oriented it is. You can create categories and then label them as “decision” “action” “info” etc. This lets people reviewing minutes later have a much more streamlined approach to find out what needs to happen. From that, you can also…

Security Bulletin – Keep Your Info…Yours (hint: Use LastPass)

…are strength level “James Bond” and easy enough to remember. Why does it matter? Most people know that password protecting your info is smart and needed in this day, when it seems everyone is trying to steal your identity. However, some folks are uninformed about the importance of not only password protection, but strong password protection (if your password is ‘password’ or ‘123456789’ — I am talking to…

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

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

…resistant to explore anything new that has to do with computers, internet, or “The Cloud” (eeek). Part of this comes from the media – they hear of the latest data breach at Target or that their aunt’s identity got stolen and all of a sudden they go all Doomsday Prepper on us. They don’t want to put their name online (but they write their passwords on an insecure note in their purse) and really don’t want to…

Finding the balance – What is your school counseling style?

Finding the balance – What is your school counseling style?

…get you (and I) thinking critically about our approaches to student counseling. When we were in graduate school (or if you still are), we learned about Adler, Gestalt and CBT and more tools we can use and base our counseling identity in. However, to be perfectly honest – I hardly ever find myself thinking “let’s try CBT with this student” in my school based setting. If you also act as a mental health counselor – you…

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