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#ASCA14 – ASCA Tips for the Noob
Jun19

#ASCA14 – ASCA Tips for the Noob

Everyone has their first national conference – it is okay to admit it. While I may not yet be able to call myself an ASCA National Conference Veteran, I have been to enough to remember what it was like as a Noob (aka someone who is new…), but experienced enough to pass along some wisdom. Whether you are a counselor with your first job, an excited graduate student, or a counseling sage – the first time to a large conference can…

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Guest Post: 5 Tips to Stand Out on LinkedIn
Apr20

Guest Post: 5 Tips to Stand Out on LinkedIn

LinkedIn unites over 175 million professionals from a myriad of different industries. This provides a lucrative platform through which you can market yourself to these potential employers. Here are five ways in which you can cultivate a professional LinkedIn profile which will attract and engage prospective employers and business partners. 1-Create a professional profile Assign yourself a specific professional title which details your specific…

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The Counseling Geek Interview Series: @Prof_Polzin
Aug07

The Counseling Geek Interview Series: @Prof_Polzin

Welcome to the newly created TCG Interview Series. I wanted to try to reach out and get some info, tips, and advice from fellow counselors about using technology in their counseling program. This is the first installment I have another one coming very soon, so stay tuned. The interviews will be held via different media – from a written interview (like this one) to video interviews over Skype/Google Hangouts. I am excited about this beca…

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Follow-Up: My Interview Kit
Jul12

Follow-Up: My Interview Kit

…view (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 label

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Building A Better School Counseling Blog Series: The First Steps
Jul28

Building A Better School Counseling Blog Series: The First Steps

…when it is time to expand, grow, and work with more scalability. As a beginner – you too could use these tips, but it will most likely take some investment on your part (both time and money). While people have blogs on many different platforms – the most popular are WordPress and Blogger. These two platforms are fairly different but accomplish much the same thing. Blogger, a Google service, is a more simple and easy to use tool that…

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The 2013 Geeklie Awards
Jun09

The 2013 Geeklie Awards

…I am awarding the Geek of the Year Award to Jeremy because his work to build our digital PLC through many great tips, training in Excel, and constant professional development through social media. The dedication to our profession is apparent through Jeremy’s work and I thank him for that. Who will get next year’s Geeklie Awards? Perhaps you? If you don’t blog already – I could not recommend it more. It is easy, fun, and…

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Dress the Part – Guys Gotta Look Good Too…
Jul16

Dress the Part – Guys Gotta Look Good Too…

…at looks good on Hugh Jackman may (or most likely) not be what looks good on me – you can take some great tips for finding high quality clothing for less! First stop is looking at your school and office culture. Does your office, school or district have a dress code? Are you required to wear a tie? For me – my district is pretty relaxed on dress code for teachers, but I feel that what I wear tells important information about who I am…

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Welcome!
May30

Welcome!

…blog posts, I will be explaining how to build a site like mine, utilize other tools like podcasting, powerpoint tips, and creating screencasts of presentations/webcam sessions. If there are every any questions or requests for tips, please shoot me an email or comment. Until next time… *Note* – I will be utilizing both text and video blog posts to show some utilization of some of the technology I will be showcasing. The videos wil…

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