School Counselor Shopping List – Social and Restorative Justice Library Books & Curriculum (2 of 2)

School Counselor Shopping List – Social and Restorative Justice Library Books & Curriculum (2 of 2)

…y books galore! Earlier this fall – the school counselors in TTUSD were lucky enough to each be awarded a $600 grant from the Excellence in Education Foundation. This grant was to be used to help build a social justice library to use with students who get in trouble and hopefully help them learn from their mistakes. In California – they made it really hard to suspend students (good thing), but then they end up in the office all day…

School Counselor Shopping List – Social and Restorative Justice Library Books & Curriculum (1 of 2)

School Counselor Shopping List – Social and Restorative Justice Library Books & Curriculum (1 of 2)

…Earlier this fall – the school counselors in TTUSD were lucky enough to each be awarded a $600 grant from the Excellence in Education Foundation. This grant was to be used to help build a social and restorative justice library to use with students who get in trouble and hopefully help them learn from their mistakes. In California – they made it really hard to suspend students (good thing), but then they end up in the office all day…

School Counselor Shopping List: April – May 2014

School Counselor Shopping List: April – May 2014

…Updated Edition) (Price: ~$12 USD) I have had several parents and a student or two borrow this book from me and report back about the pretty good info that it contains. Highly reviewed on Amazon as well, this is another good library addition and can be a good Social Justice (alternative to suspension) Library piece. Empowering Underachievers: New Strategies to Guide Kids (8-18) to Personal Excellence (Price: ~$12 USD) I am not sure about you,…

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…

3 Year Giveaway – Making Data Work

3 Year Giveaway – Making Data Work

…hree years old – I wanted to start a give away. Between May 30th, 2015 and June 13th, 2015 – enter below (hint – somethings you can do multiple times for multiple entries) to win a copy of Carol Kaffenberger’s Making Data Work. This book has been super helpful to me in my counseling program, is great for all levels (including higher ed and school counseling interns), an a must have in your school counseling library. May…

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…

Home – The Counseling Geek

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Taking back your time: Flipping your counseling sessions with Screencast-O-Matic

Taking back your time: Flipping your counseling sessions with Screencast-O-Matic

…raphic Flipped Article Check out this link for a great description of flipping a classroom/office: http://www.knewton.com/flipped-classroom/ This link has a PDF article about flipping a classroom: https://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/eli7081.pdf I am flipping out and saving time with @CounselingGeek – you can too! #scchat Click To Tweet   Getting started with Flipping: Screencast-O-Matic One FREE (yay!) tool that is a great way to start…

What Next When Marketing and Communication Fails?

What Next When Marketing and Communication Fails?

…portant later) in a drop in format. I had a busy day and scrambled out of an IEP meeting with five minutes to spare with the excuse of “I am going to have parents knocking down the door if I stay any longer”. Our library Apple lab was up and running, my visual guide was ready on the screen, and I was pumped to get students and parents on their fast track to the FAFSA submit button. The image above was my turn out that night. I had…

ANFSCD: Two text resources to share!

…to be an adult in college, the basics of communication in college, how to listen in class, studying, and finally helping to understand the end goal of the college experience. I am adding this book to my “loaner” library to give out to students. Second is Counseling Toward Solutions: A Practical Solution-Focused Program, more of a textbook but regardless is a gold-mine of information to bring into your program. It is much…

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