The Portal to Learning: ‘Steam for Schools’ at your school

The Portal to Learning: ‘Steam for Schools’ at your school

…at you can look through and practice using Portal 2 or give the program a trial run. Forums are available for help and support. Encourage your teachers and administrators to look into this free offering from Valve to enhance learning opportunities in multiple learning styles. Please share this article with your teacher friends and administrators via Twitter, E-Mail, Facebook, Google+, or word of mouth! The blog author, Jeffrey Ream M.S, PPS,…

Professional Development: The use it or lose it phenomenon.

Professional Development: The use it or lose it phenomenon.

…and strengthened. So what? Now that you are counseling, teaching, or running a school — you have done a lot of heavy “lifting” (those text books can get heavy), but don’t let yourself get out of your learning routine. You have to continue pouring in knowledge through professional development opportunities. I am going to cover several opportunities from various, differentiated learning avenues you can take. Most school…

All About The “1 to 2” – A School Wide Program Focused on Studying

All About The “1 to 2” – A School Wide Program Focused on Studying

…res, and have to get to someplace quiet to focus so you can use your working memory to its maximum—well, welcome to the clan of the creative. Having a somewhat smaller working memory means you can more easily generalize your learning into new, more creative combinations. Because you’re learning new, more creative combinations. Having a somewhat smaller working memory, which grows from the focusing abilities of the prefrontal cortex, doesn’t lock…

3 Years Ago Today…

3 Years Ago Today…

…resident Obama is re-elected for his second term in office. …and The Counseling Geek’s first post is published. Just like a developing 3 year old child – The Counseling Geek is growing into it’s body, learning about new things, and expanding understanding of the world around it. While I think I am beyond some of the developmental milestones of saying my name and age, understanding time better, and running more confidently…

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…

The Road to Naviance – Hitting Our Stride in Year 2

The Road to Naviance – Hitting Our Stride in Year 2

…ar one, student usage was a big factor in how fast implementation could happen. I find us still having to train all the new freshmen, engagement improves with grade level and I would now classify our position as established. Learning about @Counselinggeek and his @Naviance journey – check it out! #scchat Click To Tweet Below you can see a few behind the scenes screenshots of Naviance: This slideshow requires JavaScript. A major activity…

School Counseling in the Cloud – Keeping Safe with Drive, Box, and Dropbox

School Counseling in the Cloud – Keeping Safe with Drive, Box, and Dropbox

…possible (nearly) to access without a password you create. This program uses DOD and NSA quality encryption to keep inappropriate access out of your sensitive files. Protect your documents with TrueCrypt or BitLocker – learning about it with @CounselingGeek #scchat Click To Tweet The first problem with the cloud and, specifically, sharing collaborative documents is our main concern. I will share a first hand experience that happened…

Following Your Favorite School Counselor Blogs – Feedly, Bloglovin, and Email

Following Your Favorite School Counselor Blogs – Feedly, Bloglovin, and Email

…m a fire hose. The constant influx from social media, network news, and all of our favorite school counseling blogs can quickly become overwhelming. You may have some other similarities to me like trying to keep up with your learning efficiently. Luckily for both of us – there are ways to help streamline our information feeds and I am going to show you some of my favorite and most popular tools. When reading blogs – you have a few…

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