Dress the Part – Guys Gotta Look Good Too…
Jul16

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…

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Keys to Communication – Boost Your Electronic Communication Skills with TACT
Oct22

Keys to Communication – Boost Your Electronic Communication Skills with TACT

Why communicate? 99% of you will know that this is 90% of our job as professional school counselors. When we show up to work, we are expected to be communicating with students, parents, colleagues, administrators, and community members on a regular basis. We all had classes that emphasized the basic attending skills (often called SOLER). We need to Sit straight and face the other person, maintain an Open posture and positive body languag…

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The Portal to Learning: ‘Steam for Schools’ at your school
Jun26

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

…ers Be sure to have that info when you fill out your application. There is are many more details that you can look over on the Teach with Portals website. I encourage you to look through the FAQ section and watch the video. There are also example lesson plans that 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 t…

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Interviewing: The Other Side of the Table
Nov16

Interviewing: The Other Side of the Table

…y how they sit, move their head, or their facial expressions. If you are not sure if they got the info they were looking for – ask! May be cliche but dress for success You may be God’s gift to education, but if you look like you just woke up or did not put too much effort into making yourself look professional – people notice. It is not typically a deal breaker (but could be!), however it may mean the difference in getting a j…

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Follow-Up: My Interview Kit
Jul12

Follow-Up: My Interview Kit

…rview (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 labe…

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Mistakes to avoid on your resume or CV [Guest Post]
Feb23

Mistakes to avoid on your resume or CV [Guest Post]

Even though the economy is improving (or so the incumbent politicians keep telling us!), the job market is still pretty challenging, particularly for those seeking a position as a Professional School Counselor. But don’t let that discourage you; there are things you can do to make your job search easier. Equally as important, there are things you can avoid doing. One important factor in your success is the way you present yourself on your resu…

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Tech Tool Video Blog: LucidChart
Feb16

Tech Tool Video Blog: LucidChart

TCG takes a look at LucidChart As I kick off my week of vacation (finally!) for Ski week, I wanted to get a new Vlog out to you. I started using LucidChart towards the end of last year for some scheduling documents at my site. It was handy for showing progressions, processes, or steps to take. Check out the video below for more info. Let me know what you think of LucidChart!  …

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Read: Insight from Awesome School Counselors – Interview & Applicant Essentials
May05

Read: Insight from Awesome School Counselors – Interview & Applicant Essentials

Looking for a new position (or your first position)? – check out the advice of school counselors around the US As we enter the long awaited, for current counselors, Spring time — or the dreaded and anxiety inspiring time frame for those looking for work — I decided that I would revamp some of the Interviewing Interviews from the past. Instead of interviewing one person – I reached out to many of my contacts around the cou…

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