School Counselor Shopping List – Social and Restorative Justice Library Books & Curriculum (2 of 2)
Feb14

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

…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 with nothing to do. In steps the school counselors! Don’t miss the first part of this list. Click here to acc…

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School Counselor Shopping List – Social and Restorative Justice Library Books & Curriculum (1 of 2)
Feb06

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

…he 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 with nothing to do. In steps the school counselors! Check out the second half of the list by clicking here! I did a…

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School Counselor Shopping List: April – May 2014
Apr05

School Counselor Shopping List: April – May 2014

…ract with others. Roughly based on several of Jay’s friends and family life experiences. Great counseling library addition.   The Bully, the Bullied, and the Bystander: From Preschool to HighSchool–How Parents and Teachers Can Help Break the Cycle (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…

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Follow-Up: My Interview Kit
Jul12

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

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School Counselor Tech Tools: Learnerator and minutes.io
May17

School Counselor Tech Tools: Learnerator and minutes.io

…e. 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 assign specific people to tasks and give them a deadline all within the same line. At the end of the meeting, if you ha…

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Taking back your time: Flipping your counseling sessions with Screencast-O-Matic
Apr22

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

…wton.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 your flipping is Screencast-O-Matic (SOM). SOM is a freely available tool which works on all Windows PCs (sorry Ma…

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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

…is precious and they take important time to load on your readers browsers. This plugin will optimize your image library in bulk and as you upload new images without losing quality. Take it a step further and optimize plugin/theme elements to save more space! Broken Link Checker Broken links happen and broken links are bad. Especially when migrating blogs – these will come up and you will either want to re-direct your links or remove broken…

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ANFSCD: Two text resources to share!
Jun12

ANFSCD: Two text resources to share!

…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 thicker and not as interesting as So, You Are Going to College?! 2nd Edition , but I believe in solution focused co…

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