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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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Building A Better School Counseling Blog Series: Making It Happen
Aug05

Building A Better School Counseling Blog Series: Making It Happen

…og and hopefully thought of some ways to update your new platform. Before you do anything – you need to go backup your current blog!   If I could make this sentence 3D and spin – I would. Do not skip this step. In fact – do it twice and store the files in two separate locations (i.e. dropbox and your physical hard drive). In WordPress – backing up looks like an Export under the Tools menu in your Admin area and make sure y…

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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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Building A Better School Counseling Blog Series: Sprucing It Up
Aug25

Building A Better School Counseling Blog Series: Sprucing It Up

Giving your new blog that pizzazz it needs If you have been reading along with the Building A Better School Counseling Blog series – you will know this is the third entry, so we have already made several big strides. If you are just joining the series, the other two posts of this three post series (at least three for the time being) can be found at the following links: #1 – The First Steps #2 – Making It Happen This post will b…

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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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Guest InfoGraphic: The Tablet Race: The iPad vs. The Rest
Mar18

Guest InfoGraphic: The Tablet Race: The iPad vs. The Rest

Today’s post is thanks to Amalia Bush from The Best Choice Reviews who has passed along a very cool and informative infographic (a visual representation of data) comparing the ever popular iPad to other tablets on the market. Take a look!   The blog author, Jeffrey Ream M.S, PPS, writes for The Counseling Geek. Connect with Jeff via email, Twitter, Google+, and Facebook….

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