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

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

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

…e 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…

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

The Road to Naviance – Part 1: Where to start

As a techie Counselor, I naturally was drawn to the software suite that is Naviance.  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…

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School Counselor Shopping List – February/March 2014
Feb23

School Counselor Shopping List – February/March 2014

Hello fellow Geeks. I am going to start a new feature on The Counseling Geek this week – I am dubbing it the School Counselor Shopping List. I am not sure about you – but I am an avid online shopper, high quality item finder, and a seeker of good deals. I thought I could share some of my golden finds with you (and how I am using them in my counseling programs! I will most likely post bi-monthly about some of the recent purchases…

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Increasing Productivity: How Dual Monitors Changed My Life
Mar23

Increasing Productivity: How Dual Monitors Changed My Life

Many years ago, I made a move that will change how I utilize my computer(s) for good. Yesterday, I posted a blog post about Mouse Without Borders – a program that lets you use one mouse/keyboard to control multiple separate computers. However, what if you only have one computer? Did you know that there have been multiple studies (like this and this) showing the increased efficiency and productivity through using a two (or dual) monitor se…

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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)

First time ASCA goer, Megan Kelly, reports on her experiences at #ASCA13. I am returning back to one of my favorite features of The Counseling Geek – the interview series. This episode I talk with Megan Kelly, a recent counseling grad turned first year IB counselor extraordinaire, using the trusty Google Drive collaboration tool! I hope you enjoy the read and as always, remember you can leave comments and email me with any questions. Y…

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School Counseling Technology – Basics and Beginnings (Post 2)
May30

School Counseling Technology – Basics and Beginnings (Post 2)

Good day counselors, teachers, administrators, or other interested folks. Last week I did a short overview via video blog about what I hope to cover in this series, what you can expect to feel when learning new tech skills, and helping calm some fears. This week, I will give you a few resources on where to start to acquire basic software needs (which we will utilize in upcoming posts), steps a counseling program should take to determine w…

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