ASCA 2013 in Philly and Summer Vacation!
Jun27

ASCA 2013 in Philly and Summer Vacation!

ASCA 2013 This Saturday, my wife and I depart for Philadelphia – on what will be the beginning of a great vacation. I will be attending ASCA 2013 and as many social/networking/blog/twitter events as I can in between all of the great sessions. I love to meet new people and learn, so if you are interested in meeting up to share ideas, talk shop, or just grab a beverage – shoot me an email or DM on Twitter! I will try to be pret…

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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year Post
Dec29

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year Post

…hich I got!) turned into opportunities that have grown exponentially. I have been able to make many new friends, networking connections, and colleagues – plus access the best PLN I know of. Posts and social media activity have slowed some for me – with the fall being pretty busy at school and our new dog in the house. In 2014, I plan to improve resource posting through more video blogs, tech tools I have learned about in the last few…

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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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Keys to Communication – Boost Your Electronic Communication Skills with TACT
Oct22

Keys to Communication – Boost Your Electronic Communication Skills with TACT

Why communicate? 99% of you will know that this is 90% of our job as professional school counselors. When we show up to work, we are expected to be communicating with students, parents, colleagues, administrators, and community members on a regular basis. We all had classes that emphasized the basic attending skills (often called SOLER). We need to Sit straight and face the other person, maintain an Open posture and positive body languag…

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Put the You in YouTube – A Guide to Getting Started with YouTube
Apr02

Put the You in YouTube – A Guide to Getting Started with YouTube

…htforward, and easily recognized when someone searches for videos. Some other recommendations are including your social medial links, a link to your website, and other contact information onto within your account and Channel Page. This let users go to your Channel and access your other profiles in social media or on the web. There are endless ways to customize your YouTube channel – from background images to different organizational tools a…

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ASCA 2013 and My July Recap
Jul28

ASCA 2013 and My July Recap

That is right y’all – I am back and rearing to blog! The last 30 days have gone by in a flash – though some days longer than others (read: those 12 hour traveling days…).  I feel like I am a bit late to the gate on the “this was my ASCA 2013 experience”, but I wanted to share some of the meaningful things that I got from the breakout sessions and time networking with some new and alll my digital friends…

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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]

Even though the economy is improving (or so the incumbent politicians keep telling us!), the job market is still pretty challenging, particularly for those seeking a position as a Professional School Counselor. But don’t let that discourage you; there are things you can do to make your job search easier. Equally as important, there are things you can avoid doing. One important factor in your success is the way you present yourself on your resu…

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School Counselor Tech Tools: PDFmerge! & Compress PDF
Apr11

School Counselor Tech Tools: PDFmerge! & Compress PDF

PDF Tools: PDFMerge! and Compress PDF – Tools for School Counselors (And Teachers!)   Many times, when I am working with PDF (Portable Document Format) files, I run into a few common issues. First is that I have a few different pages from different files that I want to put into one PDF file. Whether this is because I am pulling together a lesson plan from a few different resources or because I am using CutePDF (<- an extra tool fo…

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