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Following Your Favorite School Counselor Blogs – Feedly, Bloglovin, and Email
Sep01

Following Your Favorite School Counselor Blogs – Feedly, Bloglovin, and Email

Making your blog reading easier! If you are anything like me, you consume information like you are drinking from a fire hose. The constant influx from social media, network news, and all of our favorite school counseling blogs can quickly become overwhelming. You may have some other similarities to me like trying to keep up with your learning efficiently. Luckily for both of us – there are ways to help streamline our information feeds and…

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

Keys to Communication – Boost Your Electronic Communication Skills with TACT

…ire sites dedicated to coloring schemes and this type of information. Timely Communication: Look at your local news – do they have a newscast at 3:10pm some days and 4:35pm others? No – they have “the 6 o’clock news”. Why? Because people are creatures of habit and are more likely to pay attention when doing so is a regular occurrence. They also don’t usually report on things that happened two w…

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School Counselor Tech Tools: Learnerator and minutes.io
May17

School Counselor Tech Tools: Learnerator and minutes.io

Highlighting two tools: one for your students and one for you! Learnerator.com The first tool that I want to highlight for you may come a little late for you high school counselors this year, but a good time to get it setup for the next. Learnerator is a website and AP Test study aid that my students have really enjoyed. I have heard pretty good reviews from students and teachers regarding the usefulness and I know it is pretty inexpensive for a…

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Back to School – Back to Connecting: A Linky Party
Jul30

Back to School – Back to Connecting: A Linky Party

…ideo webinar during our School Counseling On Air (SCOA) series during National School Counseling Week. This free newsletter tool is very feature packed, allows families to sign up to receive the news letters, and I can customize them by grade level to provide the most relevant content to each stakeholder. Another post that I wrote regarding sharing information is called the Keys to Communication. 1. Utilize your connections. Find out who is…

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The Road to Naviance – Part 2: Getting the ball rolling
Oct02

The Road to Naviance – Part 2: Getting the ball rolling

Welcome to the second part of my trek to integrate Naviance (@Naviance) into my counseling curriculum. You can find the first post of the series here. Since my last post, I have had a few new things come up while building my case for bringing Naviance to my school. I met with my principal and registrar a few weeks ago and had a good discussion with them laying out the great features that Naviance offers. They were both supportive and prov…

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