Bits & Bytes: Giving Thanks

Bits & Bytes: Giving Thanks

…we take away their offering of thanks and qualify it ourselves. This is something I am working on. Luckily – it is fun to practice getting thanks and compliments when offered. So I hope you offer many words of sincere thanks this month, but also practice receiving thanks. Thank You! Carol Miller Carol of The Middle School Counselor has been a SUPER partner and driving force behind the School Counselor Community Scholarship. Thank you for…

FREE MONEY! ASCA 2014 Scholarship Information [Lapsed]

FREE MONEY! ASCA 2014 Scholarship Information [Lapsed]

…ssions due by February 23rd, 2014 so the award can be given prior the priority registration deadline. Awards announced by Feb. 26th. The submission period has lapsed for this scholarship – check back next year! Special Thanks to our key sponsors: Dr. Trish Hatch of Hatching Results, LLC. Please thank the sponsors at ASCA14 for their support by visiting their booths and considering their materials. Fine Print: This is a closed entry contest…

Another Thank You!

Another Thank You!

…000 too many calories…it’s ok) to recharge your batteries. School counselors work in a typically thankless profession – often sacraficing our time and energy for less pay than is deserved and usually little thanks. I want to make sure you get at LEAST one thanks this season. So: THANK YOU! For being you, for working so tirelessly with our future, for that extra hour you decided to put in when it was needed, for being a…

3 Years Ago Today…

3 Years Ago Today…

…sight. It really makes my day to know that I am somehow helping someone else by writing down some of my thoughts, passions, and new discoveries. I plan to keep doing it for as long as I stay relevant 😛   Finally – thanks to a few great people out there who have been extra special supporters through the process and the last few years. Thanks to Erin Mason for being a great friend and mentor to me, Jeremy Goldman for being an awesome…

Top 5 in 2015: The Counseling Geek’s top posts in 2015

Top 5 in 2015: The Counseling Geek’s top posts in 2015

…2015. As many bloggers do at this time – I want to take a look back and re-highlight 5 of my own favorite and the reader’s favorite posts of the year. I hope you enjoy the rewind and welcome 2016 with open arms. Thanks for reading and here is to another great year next year! Happy Holidays and Happy New Year! Free School Counseling Group Curriculum – Academic Success Groups I was searching for a curriculum to use for a short…

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…

Public Speaking Tips for School Counselors: Tools for Totally Awesome School Counselor Presentations

Public Speaking Tips for School Counselors: Tools for Totally Awesome School Counselor Presentations

…ky school counselor presentations. By taking these tips and sharing them with your friends and colleagues – you can save your audience from an hour or more of boredom, texting and lack of retention. I hope you take some time to look around the inter-webs at all the other great tips for developing great presentations and soon – educators won’t have to sit through boring presentations any longer. Thanks for reading! [Tweet…

Stand Out From The Crowd: One Simple Tool To Give Your Emails Pizzazz

Stand Out From The Crowd: One Simple Tool To Give Your Emails Pizzazz

This is the look you are going to get. If you are like almost every school counselor I know – you send and receive TONS of emails each day. A few from your staff, words of thanks, request, or thanks from parents and a few emails that look something like… hey Ream Chico wants my transcripts. sEnd them now pls ~ [email protected] First off – I don’t know who [email protected] is. Second off…

Take Back Time with Gmail’s Canned Responses – School Counseling Video Blog

Take Back Time with Gmail’s Canned Responses – School Counseling Video Blog

…ng out each reply is a waste of time and finger stamina. Thank goodness someone at Google had that thought too and created a super simple but mega-powerful Gmail Labs tool – Canned Responses. I created a 5 minute screen share video to quickly go from zero to canned response guru and taking minutes of your day back with each email. Check out the embedded video below or head to the YouTube video linked here. Thanks for watching! [Tweet…

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