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Finding the balance – What is your school counseling style?

Finding the balance – What is your school counseling style?

…outlook of our jobs helps define our roles. Essential Elements In a helping profession – there are some natural requirements for most school counselors, in my opinion, and experience. First and foremost in the world of school counseling is the ability and skill to be empathetic. One of my professors described it as “not just putting yourself in someone’s shoes – but being able to see that person in their own shoes”….

10 Insanely Easy Ways to Infuse Technology in Your School Counseling Program

10 Insanely Easy Ways to Infuse Technology in Your School Counseling Program

…onally called to keep up. Technology can be scary – but it doesn’t have to be with the right attitude . Through this post – I will share 10 insanely easy ways to start infusing technology within your active school counseling program. This is not starting a fad diet, telling you to stop what you are doing that works or that you have to give up your paper and pencil calendar cold turkey. Each of these tips can be taken and…

ASCA Specialist Certificate Programs: A Review

ASCA Specialist Certificate Programs: A Review

…professional development programs about literacy or grading…having very little to do with our jobs as school counselors. I have completed two Specialist Programs so far – the College Admissions Specialist and the School Counseling Leadership Specialist programs – and I am registered for a third – the Closing The Achievement Gap Specialist program – that I am planning on starting in April after completing my…

8 Blogs Every School Counselor Needs to Follow

8 Blogs Every School Counselor Needs to Follow

…whom I now get to call friend. Sometimes landing on a new blog or resource can be challenging because of our time or knowledge of where to look. I went ahead and did a little heavy lifting for you and listed 8 of my favorite school counseling blogs below (in no particular order). If you have a favorite blog that is not on the list – please add it to the comments at the end to help myself and the readers find all the good stuff. Enjoy!…

…California Association of School Counselors 2013 Annual Conference – “Ask The Geek” — American School Counselor Association 2014 Annual Conference – Breakout -“Branding and Marketing Your School Counseling Program” — California Association of School Counselors 2014 Annual Conference – Breakout – “Branding and Marketing Your School Counseling Program in California” —…

Read: Insight from Awesome School Counselors – Interview & Applicant Essentials

Read: Insight from Awesome School Counselors – Interview & Applicant Essentials

…CASC. I picked a few answers from each that you can look through below for tips and advice. [Tweet “Getting #schoolcounselor interview advice from wise counselors around the US #scchat”] If you were hiring for a school counseling position and you had to choose by a single trait/attribute/skill/etc. – what would be highest on your list and why? “Right now, my department could really use some creativity. I have initiative,…

3 Habits of Efficient (Yet Caring) School Counselors

3 Habits of Efficient (Yet Caring) School Counselors

…e our students are served and our jobs get done. I started post-secondary education as an Aerospace Engineering student and my brain has always been geared towards this type of thinking. This, I believe, makes my approach to school counseling a little different than some others. I love processes, I strive for order, and it may come to no surprise if you know me that I am an ISTJ personality type.   Efficiency matters. Being one with an…

SC|CS Scholarship

…d TWO scholarships this year. Be sure to check out The Career Game – a tool for career exploration and student development today! The Middle School Counselor Scholarship Carol Miller, perhaps better known as The Middle School Counselor, is an author, school counselor, hockey mom, partner with me in the SC|CS program and all-around badass. She has sponsored nearly two scholarships alone (as of August) for the 2018 fund drive. If you…

School Counselor Shopping List – February/March 2014

School Counselor Shopping List – February/March 2014

…pload to YouTube.     Book suggestions: 101 Solutions for School Counselors and Leaders in Challenging Times (Price: ~$30 USD) I highly suggest this book for any grade level and experience level school counselor or school counseling graduate students. Dear friend and colleague – Dr. Erin Mason – is one of the authors of this text and also founder of SCOPE. Support her and get awesome knowledge at the same time! The Use of…

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