Building A Better School Counseling Blog Series: The First Steps
Jul28

Building A Better School Counseling Blog Series: The First Steps

…any people will purchase their domain names. GoDaddy also offers hosting (that is next!), but my experience and research says don’t go with their hosting plans. Many hosting providers also either have an option to register a domain through them or it will come with a free domain registration with the hosting package. Decision #2 – Hosting Service Building a Better School Counseling Blog and moving to a more customizable blog platform…

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#ASCA14 – ASCA Tips for the Noob
Jun19

#ASCA14 – ASCA Tips for the Noob

…this article, I will help you optimize your experience to get the most from #ASCA14 as you can! Tip 1: Do your research! That is right – there is actually a lot to think about when you get ready to go to a conference. From what are the things you are most excited to learn about to things as simple as deciding what shoes to wear. All are valuable thoughts that can save you time and an aching body. This year’s ASCA conference is in sun…

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Counseling Advisory Team: My Experience in the First Year
Jun08

Counseling Advisory Team: My Experience in the First Year

…ing 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 research on Advisory Councils…

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Follow-Up: My Interview Kit
Jul12

Follow-Up: My Interview Kit

…view (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 label

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The Road to Naviance – Hitting Our Stride in Year 2
Mar29

The Road to Naviance – Hitting Our Stride in Year 2

…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 Interest Profiler, and the very detailed information within each college page. My students have gotten better with t…

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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]

…US, a CV is generally appropriate for the applicant with a PhD or Masters degree, who is seeking a teaching or research position. While universities, colleges and research institutions usually require a CV, public and private schools will generally request a resume. Pay attention to the job posting and provide what is requested.) Here are some things not to do on your resume: 1: Don’t miss the mark.  In other words, make sure your resume is cong…

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The Road to Naviance – Part 1: Where to start
Sep13

The Road to Naviance – Part 1: Where to start

…ce.  Naviance is a well rounded package that allows school officials, counselors, students, and parents to research, plan, and proceed to apply to colleges around the globe. I knew when I started that I wanted to try to get Naviance into my new school. I needed to know where to get started in making that happen. I used the contact option on Naviance’s website and was contacted by a rep. We had about an hour long call while he explained…

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School Counselor Tech Tools: Learnerator and minutes.io
May17

School Counselor Tech Tools: Learnerator and minutes.io

…e. 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 assign specific people to tasks and give them a deadline all within the same line. At the end of the meeting, if you ha…

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