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

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

…onal development and lead me to growing endeavors (including this one with CASC). I will be taking notes at the conference and adding other resources to this list and future posts. 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…

Free Printable – Communication and Marketing Planning Guide for School Counselors

Free Printable – Communication and Marketing Planning Guide for School Counselors

…s you require, but please leave the attribution at the footer. Created for CASC 2014 and NMSCA 2014. [Tweet “I’m getting my marketing on with a FREE PR kit for #schoolcounselors from @CounselingGeek #scchat”] Did you attend the CASC Conference? Use these download links: [ddownload id=”927″] Download the MS Publisher file here: http://goo.gl/5Izf7b Did you attend the NMSCA Conference? Use these download links: [ddownlo…

Making The Cut: School Counselor Application Tips and Tricks

Making The Cut: School Counselor Application Tips and Tricks

…nk you for considering it though! Keep scrolling for an additional special CASC 2017 experience for me. Making the Cut: Tips and Tricks for the (school counseling) Job Hunter Click the button below to make a copy of the Survey Data on Google Sheets. Access the Survey Data Bonus Prize: Let me share a little bit of my story with you. I am humbled and honored to have been selected for the 2017/2018 California School Counselor of the Year. I got to ge…

Read: Insight from Awesome School Counselors – Interview & Applicant Essentials

Read: Insight from Awesome School Counselors – Interview & Applicant Essentials

…stions – many from #scchat on Twitter and my fellow board members at CASC. I picked a few answers from each that you can look through below for tips and advice. [Tweet “Getting #schoolcounselor interview advice from wise counselors around the US #scchat”] If you were hiring for a school counseling position and you had to choose by a single trait/attribute/skill/etc. – what would be highest on your list and why? “Right…

School Counselor Tech Tools: Learnerator and minutes.io

School Counselor Tech Tools: Learnerator and minutes.io

…io I just came across this site a few days ago and I like it. Serving with CASC’s board, we have a lot of online meetings. If you are a member of many meetings (especially digital ones) – and I am sure you are – someone is usually charged with taking notes or minutes. That is where minutes.io comes in. This free, simple online site allows you to do so easily and create a sharable document that tracks decisions, due dates, and tas…

Looking Back at 2014: A School Counselor’s Blog Post Year In Review

Looking Back at 2014: A School Counselor’s Blog Post Year In Review

…he questions – many from #scchat on Twitter and my fellow board members at CASC. I picked a few answers from each that you can look through below for tips and advice. Read the whole post here: Interview and Applicant Essentials Building A Better Blog Series A major series for the year was focusing on School Counselor bloggers and helping new and seasoned bloggers improve or develop a better blog. I really enjoyed writing this series as I also went…

3 Years Ago Today…

3 Years Ago Today…

…up opportunities to speak at conferences around the country (from ASCA to CASC, NMSCA, and NVSCA). While initially started as an inroad to my current “real job” and having no intention of continuing to write after I got the position – I look back and couldn’t imagine my professional life without this outlet. Going through undergraduate school studying teacher ed – I told myself (and cohort/professors) that I 1: did n…

School Counselor Shopping List: End of the 2015-2016 Year Review

School Counselor Shopping List: End of the 2015-2016 Year Review

…users – you should be totally fine. It took me saving lots of blog, CASC, and other items to my Dropbox to finally fill my allotment.   Going Pro After wearing down my storage, I decided to pony up the $99/year (or $9.99/mo) for 1TB of digital, always accessible storage. I save almost everything to Dropbox now. You can create school folders and personal folders and have it sync between your home and work computers plus all your mobile…

Bits & Bytes: Giving Thanks

Bits & Bytes: Giving Thanks

…or me as a professional and my students that I work with daily. Thank you. CASC Board The state of school counseling in California hasn’t looked brighter or had better leadership than it has right now and in the last few years. The energy, enthusiasm and pure passion to see school counseling be seen as essential – not extra – in CA is amazing. Thank you for letter me advocate with you and be a part of the team. You – the re…

ASCA Specialist Certificate Programs: A Review

ASCA Specialist Certificate Programs: A Review

…is very important to ASCA and many other state school counselor boards. At CASC – it lined up nicely with our discussion about adopting a more Policy Governance approach. Overall Thoughts This program is a quality dive into the importance of school counselors acting as leaders in our districts, but also on state and national levels. It helped me learn about Policy Governance and how to interact with my colleagues in leadership positions more…