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

…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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The 2013 Geeklie Awards
Jun09

The 2013 Geeklie Awards

Announcing the Geeklie Awards With the school year wrapping up, my blog’s 1 year anniversary in the recent past, and awards night coming up – I decided I am going to start a new yearly tradition. Each summer, I will be presenting a Geeklie Award to an esteemed blogging colleague who has shown dedication, innovation, and leadership in the world of educational blogging. I will also present a Geek of the Year award to the person I fe…

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Interview Series: The Dreaded Paper Screen…
Apr24

Interview Series: The Dreaded Paper Screen…

What really happens after you submit your application?? I always envisioned this dark room where a squat older bespectacled lady took pleasure in ripping my resume apart at the seams. Perhaps you think it goes into a black hole or in the bin. No matter what your vision is – you need to have a strategy when applying to jobs because you really never know who will be reviewing the applications. The Situation At my site – we are, sadl…

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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 will be…

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Ask The Geek: Tool Resources from the 2013 CASC Conference Table
Nov13

Ask The Geek: Tool Resources from the 2013 CASC Conference Table

This year, I am lucky to be a member of the California Association of School Counselors board as the Technology Chair. I will be hosting a technology learning support desk at the conference coming up this Friday and Saturday at Chapman University. If you are here – you either are a reader of my blog (yay!) or you came and talked with me at the table (awesome!). Below I am linking to some resources with some Getting Started With……

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TCG Blogroll
Apr04

TCG Blogroll

The following are blogs that I follow and find the authors to share interesting and applicable posts regarding counseling, education, technology, or higher education. SCOPE: School Counselors’ Online Professional Exchange By Dr. Erin Mason School Counselor Blog By Danielle Schultz From the Counselor’s Office By Darrell Sampson New School Counselor By Connie Ward School Counselor’s Chronicle By Allison This Counselor’…

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Interviewing: The Other Side of the Table
Nov16

Interviewing: The Other Side of the Table

Today was a day of firsts… I had an exciting, albeit tedious, opportunity today to experience the “other side” of the interview table. I have had many past experiences being the one getting asked the hard questions, feeling somewhat awkward, and scrambling to think of “the right answer”, but before today I have never had the perspective of the interviewer. For those of you who have been on the interview panel…

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