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…

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

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

…you’re wondering whether to send a resume or a CV, take a cue from the job posting. Rule of thumb is that in the 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.)…

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…

The Road to Naviance – Part 1: Where to start

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…

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…

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