Dress the Part – Guys Gotta Look Good Too…

Dress the Part – Guys Gotta Look Good Too…

…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 finding high quality clothing for less! First stop is looking at your school and office culture. Does your…

Public Speaking Tips for School Counselors: Tools for Totally Awesome School Counselor Presentations

Public Speaking Tips for School Counselors: Tools for Totally Awesome School Counselor Presentations

…r hard to digest – the impact is not nearly as good as it could be. Building effective and beautify presentations doesn’t require a degree in graphic design or expensive software. All it takes is knowing where to look and what to look for regarding graphics plus a few simple design rules. Finding the right images Please…please…PLEASE stop using PowerPoint and Google Slides templates to develop your presentations. Just…

Building A Better School Counseling Blog Series: Making It Happen

Building A Better School Counseling Blog Series: Making It Happen

…he First Steps in the Building A Better School Counseling Blog Series, we looked at some of the needed foundations for moving your free school counseling blog to one that allows you more freedom. In this post – we will look at what it looks like to actually pack up and move your old school counseling blog (whether on Blogger or WordPress.com). We will take a general overview and then focus on Blogger/WordPress.com. Moving is always a bit…

The Way I Work: Jeff Ream – The Counseling Geek

The Way I Work: Jeff Ream – The Counseling Geek

…ding (Google Play Music) and Mimi Page Radio (Pandora). Usually have some sort of ambient, classical, jazz or IDM playing. (4) Aeries is our SIS so I cannot really go for an hour at work without needing to hp into Aeries and look something up or change something. Not my favorite, but gets the job done. Nothing flashy here. (5) Google Calendar for Android – I am very tied to my calendar. It runs my day. Thanks to training students and…

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

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

…rs being used The number of students who will be users 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….

Keys to Communication – Boost Your Electronic Communication Skills with TACT

Keys to Communication – Boost Your Electronic Communication Skills with TACT

…they are clear, clean, and easy to use. Try to emulate that when creating your emails and posts. Do you really need the fancy script fonts or to use (arguably the most hated font ever) Comic San Serif in every email? It may look cute to you, but think about the reader. Are they reading your email for the cute-factor or for the information? One final note about clear visuals – use a good color scheme. Make sure that things are not…

3 Years Ago Today…

3 Years Ago Today…

…ently 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 launching pad into the world of blogging. It was a video blog…

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10 Insanely Easy Ways to Infuse Technology in Your School Counseling Program

10 Insanely Easy Ways to Infuse Technology in Your School Counseling Program

…her major social media network) – just search #scchat and Tweets related to that topic will appear. Further Reading: The Beginner’s Guide to the Hashtag (Source: Mashable) 3 Twitter Hashtag Mistakes That Make You Look Like A n00b (Source: Adrian Jock’s Internet Marketing Tips) Facebook: I don’t use Facebook to connect with my personal friends – I use it strictly for professional purposes. It is rich with…

Bits & Bytes: Giving Thanks

Bits & Bytes: Giving Thanks

…my son get his application in on time”. Most of us will add something like “Oh it wasn’t a big deal – I do it for all my kids”. Similarly, when given a compliment – “Your hair really looks good this morning!” – we say “oh no – it’s nothing special. It really doesn’t look all that good”. We take another’s thanks or compliment and add our own flavor to it. I…

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