#ASCA14 – ASCA Tips for the Noob
Jun19

#ASCA14 – ASCA Tips for the Noob

…rry though – these tweets stick around after the fact so you can refer back or catch up later.  Tip 3: Get Networking Networking at professional events is a super way to make new friends, create contacts across the country, and share thoughts or ideas with others. This is also one of the most nausea inducing parts of going to professional conferences. I too share some of the social phobias and actually dislike large crowds – but I als…

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#ASCA14 – Social Media TagBoard
Jun27

#ASCA14 – Social Media TagBoard

Want to follow the action at #ASCA14 (if you are #notatASCA14)? This is the place!  This embedded tagboard will keep you up to date with all of the latest Tweets, Facebook posts, and other social media mentions regarding #ASCA14 in Orlando, FL. Enjoy! Stay tuned for post #ASCA14 blog updates and reports after the first week in July! In the mean time, feel free to check out an ASCA 2014 Tips for Noobs article and the School Counselor Shopping Li…

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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 pre…

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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 langua…

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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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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…

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