Introducing my Teachers Pay Teachers store

Introducing my Teachers Pay Teachers store

Check out my TpT store for great finds! I wanted to invite you to visit my newly established (as of posting) Teachers Pay Teachers store. I started the store because I had asked (in the School Counselor Store FB group) for some more neutral, less cartoony types of goodies. I love to support school counselors when I am able, but not many of the items I can find relate to my personality, my gender or HS work setting very way. I did get quite a…

All About The “1 to 2” – A School Wide Program Focused on Studying

All About The “1 to 2” – A School Wide Program Focused on Studying

…assroom integration. Component 3 is daily conversations and follow up. For this program to be successful – you (or your team) cannot be the only ones championing the cause. Enlist the support of your administration and teachers before you set out on your quest. For the “1 to 2” to work – it needs to have the whole school support it. One way that I got that support was integrating the program with the school-wide goals…

1 Simple Survey to Help Connect Students with Caring Adults

1 Simple Survey to Help Connect Students with Caring Adults

…No recommended. How do we use the results? Our Circle of Care team regularly taps into the results of this survey when we collaborate on supporting some of our students. When we discuss a student of concern, we look up which teachers reported connections with them and also if the student reported connections with any adults on campus. We ask those adults to have an extra keen eye out for the student and make an effort to approach them. Our…

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The Portal to Learning: ‘Steam for Schools’ at your school

The Portal to Learning: ‘Steam for Schools’ at your school

…hipped or been downloaded with Steam. How is this educational? When Valve started to think about working with educators, they focused on STEM skills. They recognized these skills as being of high value to students and allows teachers to make concepts in physics, math, logic, spatial reasoning, probability, problem-solving, and collaborative learning interactive and fun. Students are able to be engaged with their learning and use what they know…

School Counselor Tech Tools: Learnerator and minutes.io

School Counselor Tech Tools: Learnerator and minutes.io

…e discounted licenses for the remainder of the year to help our AP students prep for their exams. We also purchased licenses for the following school year. It was less than $5/student and they gave us some extra licenses for teachers. One license covers all AP subjects, so you only need to pay for a student once no matter how many tests/courses they are taking. I suggest you check it out and see if it is a good fit for your school. Screenshot of…

Make It Rain: How I Get Free College SWAG Each Year

Make It Rain: How I Get Free College SWAG Each Year

…ing on stocking up on pennants to line an area of our senior hallway. I already have them lining the top of my walls in my office and the college/career area of the main office. The template for the letter is available on my Teachers Pay Teachers site (don’t worry – it is cheap and supports SC|CS). Keep reading and there is a bundle also available that includes 24 contact lists ready for mail merged labels. It is formatted to fit…

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…

Bits & Bytes: Be Brave

Bits & Bytes: Be Brave

…ing this week, I was contemplating the scope of our jobs and the interaction between adult and teen/child. As school counselors and educators – we get the opportunity to work with a very diverse group of people. Fellow teachers, students of different ages, community members, parents, etc. While working on scheduling (blah) with my principal, we were trying to solve some of the inevitable conflicts that arise. We started looking at students…

8 Blogs Every School Counselor Needs to Follow

8 Blogs Every School Counselor Needs to Follow

…evel – I still learn a ton from blogs focused on other grade levels. Carol Miller’s blog The Middle School Counselor is one of them. Carol is also my partner in the School Counselor Community Scholarship and is a Teachers Pays Teachers seller extraordinaire. One of my more recent favorite posts: How To Help Students Transition To High School For High School Counselors Blog Cindy Morton writes a great resource in For High School…

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