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Consulting & Professional Development Services
Apr04

Consulting & Professional Development Services

…plan? Have no fear! Jeff Ream, writer and founder of TheCounselingGeek.com, is now available for consultant and professional development services. As a practicing professional school counselor and tech geek, Jeff will work with you to find tools and services that fit your program and will help propel you into the high tech age. What will I get with my professional development or consulting time? Depending on your package, you will get: A 30 min…

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Professional Development: The use it or lose it phenomenon.
Jun19

Professional Development: The use it or lose it phenomenon.

…but don’t let yourself get out of your learning routine. You have to continue pouring in knowledge through professional development opportunities. I am going to cover several opportunities from various, differentiated learning avenues you can take. Most school districts offer professional development from time to time or funds to seek out your own, but most likely they will not have you specifically in mind. It is up to you to make sure tha…

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Professional Development: Coursera — Courses for Everyone
Jul03

Professional Development: Coursera — Courses for Everyone

Power-Up your Pro-D This week’s entry will be a video blog help you learn how to utilize, navigate, and maximize your learning through Coursera.org. Coursera is an online learning community that collaborates with top Universities like Stanford and Princeton to bring high quality college level courses to users around the world — for FREE. You can access courses from Finance to Computer Science and Social Network Analysis al…

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The Counseling Geek Interview Series: Megan Kelly (@megan_m_kelly)
Aug12

The Counseling Geek Interview Series: Megan Kelly (@megan_m_kelly)

…that I am happy to share with conference newbies: Consider the conference an investment in your personal and professional growth. The price tag is worth it. Between meeting people and exploring a new city, there isn’t a lot of free time. Before you arrive, look over the sessions and plan out which workshops you would like to attend. Know your professional development limits and balance shorter workshops with longer ones if necessary. If you a…

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Tell One: A Campaign to Promote School Counseling Association Awareness
Oct14

Tell One: A Campaign to Promote School Counseling Association Awareness

Your State and National Associations Need YOU! Thousands of Professional School Counselors around the country are missing out on opportunities to participate in awesome Professional Development, network, share resources, and support state/national advocacy for our profession because they are not members of their state School Counseling Association (SCA) or the American School Counselor Association (ASCA). It is a shame that so many are not invol…

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Guest Post: 5 Tips to Stand Out on LinkedIn
Apr20

Guest Post: 5 Tips to Stand Out on LinkedIn

LinkedIn unites over 175 million professionals from a myriad of different industries. This provides a lucrative platform through which you can market yourself to these potential employers. Here are five ways in which you can cultivate a professional LinkedIn profile which will attract and engage prospective employers and business partners. 1-Create a professional profile Assign yourself a specific professional title which details your specific…

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The 2013 Geeklie Awards
Jun09

The 2013 Geeklie Awards

…fun endeavor to follow. Her involvement in helping gather bloggers together and spreading the great tool of the professional blog is encouraging many other counselors to jump into the world of writing about their professional experiences. Thank you Andrea – you are an inspiration to us all.Andrea’s blog The 2013 Geek of the Year Award is presented to Jeremy Goldman (Pikesville High School Counseling Department – @PHSCouns)…

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Mistakes to avoid on your resume or CV [Guest Post]
Feb23

Mistakes to avoid on your resume or CV [Guest Post]

Even though the economy is improving (or so the incumbent politicians keep telling us!), the job market is still pretty challenging, particularly for those seeking a position as a Professional School Counselor. But don’t let that discourage you; there are things you can do to make your job search easier. Equally as important, there are things you can avoid doing. One important factor in your success is the way you present yourself on your resu…

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