Dress the Part – Guys Gotta Look Good Too…

Dress the Part – Guys Gotta Look Good Too…

How to look sharp on the cheap Jeremy Goldman of PHSfit asked for a male version of Andrea Burston’s Wear to Work series – well Jeremy…here ya go. I guess getting voted best dressed at school qualifies me to write this article, but take from it what you will! While each person’s style is their own and what looks good on Hugh Jackman may (or most likely) not be what looks good on me – you can take some great tips for…

Building A Better School Counseling Blog Series: Making It Happen

Building A Better School Counseling Blog Series: Making It Happen

…down!), you are on the path to optimizing your best features while getting rid of the ones that are holding you back. One of the biggest strengths of many school counseling blogs are the resources provided. Posts with toolkits, reviews, reproducibles, and handouts (mostly seen at the elementary level) do very well! That said, one of the biggest changes I think bloggers overlook is the usability and visual design of their sites. Educators love cut…

Keys to Communication – Boost Your Electronic Communication Skills with TACT

Keys to Communication – Boost Your Electronic Communication Skills with TACT

…ater impact and reach when you target a specific audience with each message. A tweet to students will look different than a tweet for a parent – same with an email blast. An email to the parent of a Senior will be significantly different than one to the parent of a Freshman. Creating lists that allow you to tailor each communication to the specific audience accomplishes two things at once: it gives the reader a sense tha…

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

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

…ve skills. Students playing games to learn? Some may scoff at the idea and I feel that most districts will push back some at first, but have you ever seen a student buy a new game and master it by the end of the day? Valve and teachers supporting the 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 P…

3 Years Ago Today…

3 Years Ago Today…

…e 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 as significant. My readers rock! While this three year milestone is not anything big – it is fun to look back and see where you have been. The first post, back on May  30th 2012 titled School Counseling Technology: An Overview and Introduction, was a great launchi…

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