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

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

…has been posted. This is useful but can eat away at your precious time by having to go to each site to see what is new. The first tool I will share with you is what I use and think it is a great resource for all things blog/news. Feedly: The Google Reader Replacement Until about a year ago – I was an avid Google Reader fan. It was simple, clean, and quick. Sadly, Google stopped developing it and most of the Google Reader users flocked to…

Follow-Up: My Interview Kit

Follow-Up: My Interview Kit

…kets, 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 label. I printed address labels with the title of the disc and my contact info to put on the jacket. I am pretty happy with the turn out. 3. Letters of Recommendation: I included the standard three letters in all of the…

Keys to Communication – Boost Your Electronic Communication Skills with TACT

Keys to Communication – Boost Your Electronic Communication Skills with TACT

…uttered, hard to read, or just plain ugly. If you need some help – there are entire 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…

School Counselor Tech Tools: Learnerator and minutes.io

School Counselor Tech Tools: Learnerator and minutes.io

…y be better fit for something like Evernote, but a simple get things done approach is this tool’s powerhouse. One thing that I really like about the tool is how action oriented it is. You can create categories and then label them as “decision” “action” “info” etc. This lets people reviewing minutes later have a much more streamlined approach to find out what needs to happen. From that, you can also…

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

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

…vious district and was very supportive. In fact, he was so interested — he wants to take it district wide to all of our high schools. So my vision for my high school will be expanded to the district level. Getting this news was great! Over the next few weeks, I had conversed with the Naviance sales rep and got some updates on questions. I also worked on my grant to help fund the program. This grant will be crucial to getting Naviance…

Back to School – Back to Connecting: A Linky Party

Back to School – Back to Connecting: A Linky Party

…about. Hands down – Mail Chimp. Another thing that I have blogged about in the past (and actually did a video 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…

Building a Better Blog Series: Setting Up an RSS-Feed Driven Email List with MailChimp

Building a Better Blog Series: Setting Up an RSS-Feed Driven Email List with MailChimp

…n the world. Quick, simple and to the point – email is the Cliff Notes of conversation. Delivered nearly instantly anywhere around the globe – to a single person or hundreds of thousands – email carries the news of pending deliveries, job openings, family updates and great inheritances from Nigerian princes. As school counselors – we have so many great ways to use email as a tool. This article will primarily be focused on…

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School Counselor Shopping List: End of the 2015-2016 Year Review

School Counselor Shopping List: End of the 2015-2016 Year Review

…resources that I have grown after being able to buy books through my school too. Here are a few of my favorites! Fiske Guide to Colleges (current year)   While I don’t buy into College Ratings that much (sorry US News) – I find this book very helpful and so do my students & parents. I feel the Fiske Guide (which they produce each year so I grab a new on every 3-4 years typically) provides a better, non-marketing centric…

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