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…

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

Welcome to the second chapter of the Public Speaking for School Counselors series. If you missed Chapter 1 – just click here to check out the tips from the first installation of this series to frame the content of this post. 3 out of 4 Americans fear public speaking (some more than spiders, heights, and even fear of death) and I know many school counselors share that fear. School counselors at all levels will be required to prepare and…

Building A Better School Counseling Blog Series: Making It Happen

Building A Better School Counseling Blog Series: Making It Happen

Time to pack up and move your school counseling blog In the last post, The 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…

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

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

Portal 2 is coming to the classroom: Valve, the creators of games like Half-Life, Counter-Strike, and Portal, has launched it’s “STEAM for SCHOOLS” program and I think it is something to check out! Valve has adapted its game delivery service, Steam, for use in the school environment and has its sights set on helping the future generations through using Portal 2 to develop critical thinking, spatial reasoning, and…

Keys to Communication – Boost Your Electronic Communication Skills with TACT

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…

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

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

…Learn about 10 insanely easy ways to start infusing technology within your active school counseling program. This is not starting a fad diet, telling you to stop what you are doing that works or that you have to give up your paper and pencil calendar cold turkey. Each of these tips can be taken and started where ever your comfort level lies on the technology continuum….

Bits & Bytes: Giving Thanks

Bits & Bytes: Giving Thanks

Thank You’s Are Important November rolling around means many things for many people. Fall colors, first snows, changing of seasons, an extra hour of sleep (except AZ), family, a cozy feeling and Thanksgiving. In work and in life – it is tempting to bypass an opportunity to say a sincere Thank You because the recipient may already know that they are appreciated. Just like “I Love You”, finding a balance of use is…

The Way I Work: Jeff Ream – The Counseling Geek

The Way I Work: Jeff Ream – The Counseling Geek

Welcome to a new feature on TCG   I want to introduce you to a new recurring feature I plan on bringing to the blog. I am calling it “The Way I Work” and I plan to interview school counselors around the country and feature one every month or so. The focus of the interview is all about how they work, what gets them through their day and actually taking a look at their offices. I thought it would be only appropriate to model it…

Interviewing: The Other Side of the Table

Interviewing: The Other Side of the Table

Today was a day of firsts… I had an exciting, albeit tedious, opportunity today to experience the “other side” of the interview table. I have had many past experiences being the one getting asked the hard questions, feeling somewhat awkward, and scrambling to think of “the right answer”, but before today I have never had the perspective of the interviewer. For those of you who have been on the interview…

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