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

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

…initiative are optimistic that the Teach With Portals project will have the same results – creating a fun learning environment that increases student interest in the STEM fields. What is this Portal 2? When Valve created Portal and its successor, Portal 2 — they stepped away from their successful, albeit typical, genre of shooter style games (which are significantly too violent for schools). Portal 2 teases the brain and is a puzzle b…

Professional Development: The use it or lose it phenomenon.

Professional Development: The use it or lose it phenomenon.

…I say some, most people reading this blog are not of this group) educators will go to avoid having to continue learning. (More after the page break!) We get to choose now! I was ecstatic to be finished with my undergraduate degree and moving onto grad school, taking classes that I was really passionate about — choosing the classes that I had to take and wanted to take. And now, being finished with graduate school — I find myself exci…

3 Years Ago Today…

3 Years Ago Today…

…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 that a three year old goes through – I look back at some of my developmental milestones and find them just…

Follow-Up: My Interview Kit

Follow-Up: My Interview Kit

…view (and the cost factor), I decided to go the CD route for my digital portfolio and ended up buying some labels and disc jackets for one district (with more people). I spent ~$12 on both the CD labels and disk jackets, 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

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

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

…gs 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 different options to help you keep up with the most current posts. The most rudimentary is by occasionally (or obses…

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