#ASCA14 – ASCA Tips for the Noob
Jun19

#ASCA14 – ASCA Tips for the Noob

Everyone has their first national conference – it is okay to admit it. While I may not yet be able to call myself an ASCA National Conference Veteran, I have been to enough to remember what it was like as a Noob (aka someone who is new…), but experienced enough to pass along some wisdom. Whether you are a counselor with your first job, an excited graduate student, or a counseling sage – the first time to a large conference can…

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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

…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 Tech Tools: Learnerator and minutes.io
May17

School Counselor Tech Tools: Learnerator and minutes.io

Highlighting two tools: one for your students and one for you! Learnerator.com The first tool that I want to highlight for you may come a little late for you high school counselors this year, but a good time to get it setup for the next. Learnerator is a website and AP Test study aid that my students have really enjoyed. I have heard pretty good reviews from students and teachers regarding the usefulness and I know it is pretty inexpensive for a…

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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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School Counselor Shopping List: June – July
Jun01

School Counselor Shopping List: June – July

Last minute gear and SUMMER! For the June and July School Counselor Shopping List – I am going to feature a few of my new office favorites, but also going to share some tools that I totally dig outside of the office (since it is summer!). You may notice a cooking/travel theme for the non-school items…but hey – tis the season! This also helps those of us prepping for ASCA 2014 in Orlando     School Counselor Work Gear: Google&#…

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