Building A Better School Counseling Blog Series: The First Steps

Building A Better School Counseling Blog Series: The First Steps

…) some space and bandwidth on a web server and with a WordPress.org install – you will need your own hosting plan. Most plans range between $4-$15/month depending on the features, company, and plan. When I was doing my research – I went with BlueHost. BlueHost had good reviews and also a good integration with WordPress installs. It also was at the right price. This plan comes with a free domain name. Another hosting provider is…

#ASCA14 – ASCA Tips for the Noob

#ASCA14 – ASCA Tips for the Noob

…about hitting up Disney World, but if you are like me (cheap…), I will be hoping to catch a few World Cup matches and network with colleagues in my time off. Here are a few key questions to ask yourself as you do your research and prepare for your journey: What are you hoping to get out of the journey primarily? Do you have a specific topic or theme you are going to try hit with your conference sessions? Perhaps you are really going to…

Counseling Advisory Team: My Experience in the First Year

Counseling Advisory Team: My Experience in the First Year

…d to call it the Counseling Advisory Team (CAT for short…feel free to steal the name – I am sure I probably did). Step One: Research One of the first things I needed to do when thinking of starting the CAT was to research successful and unsuccessful advisory teams. What did an advisory team do? Who sat on the team? What are some key goals and purposes that we should work towards? Some resources that I utilized when gathering my…

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…

The Road to Naviance – Hitting Our Stride in Year 2

The Road to Naviance – Hitting Our Stride in Year 2

…entioned the College tools in the first year review of Naviance, but in my mind – it is a huge part of this software suite. It is really fun to show parents the powerful tools within Naviance for the college and career research. The image on the right is usually the look that parents get when I show them the different career and college research tools within Naviance. My particular favorites are the SuperMatch College Search, the Career…

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