Welcome!

Welcome!

Hello and welcome to The Counseling Geek – a blog for school counselors, academic advisors, program coordinators, and/or other employees of the educational system. This blog is for those who love utilizing technology to its fullest, would like to learn more about how to use technology in a very person-focused field, and for someone who has never used a computer for more than browsing the internet and sending email. I promise as I develop…

Welcome to the IMPROVED Counseling Geek Site

Welcome to the IMPROVED Counseling Geek Site

…After some heavy lifting, flexing of digital muscles, and a few headaches – I am pleased to bring you the new and refreshed site. I had been thinking about updating for a time now and planned on getting it done in the summer, but gave it a shot over my spring break. There will be updates, changes, and a few errors here and there – but hopefully it will provide you with a new and improved user experience….

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…

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School Counselor Shopping List: April – May 2014

School Counselor Shopping List: April – May 2014

Welcome to part two of the School Counselor Shopping List. Just a reminder that this type of post is a by-monthly series that highlights a few tried and tested tools that you may want to add to your shopping list – be it tech tools, apps, books, or plain old helpful office items – you may find it here. Always looking for suggestions as well so please email them or comment away! Tools: Safco Model 10-Pocket Magazine Rack, Black Onyx…

School Counselor Tech Tools: Learnerator and minutes.io

School Counselor Tech Tools: Learnerator and minutes.io

…y be better fit for something like Evernote, but a simple get things done approach is this tool’s powerhouse. One thing that I really like about the tool is how action oriented it is. You can create categories and then label them as “decision” “action” “info” etc. This lets people reviewing minutes later have a much more streamlined approach to find out what needs to happen. From that, you can also…

ASCA 2015 – Fiery School Counselor Presentations: From Blah to Blazing

ASCA 2015 – Fiery School Counselor Presentations: From Blah to Blazing

…ssroom guidance. We do more public speaking than you may think as school counselors. No matter your comfort level with public speaking – we hope you join us Wed. July 1 for the final morning session. All comfort levels welcome! Taking presentations from Blah to Blazing w/ @CounselingGeek & @TheSmiths_CNSLR #ASCA15 #scchat Click To Tweet Below I have embedded the slides for the presentation for your perusal and convenience. Stephanie,…

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