Building A Better School Counseling Blog Series: Making It Happen

Building A Better School Counseling Blog Series: Making It Happen

…r school counseling blog In the last post, The First Steps in the Building A Better School Counseling Blog Series, we looked at some of the needed foundations for moving your free school counseling blog to one that allows you more freedom. In this post – we will look at what it looks like to actually pack up and move your old school counseling blog (whether on Blogger or WordPress.com). We will take a general overview and then focus on Blogg…

Building A Better School Counseling Blog Series: Sprucing It Up

Building A Better School Counseling Blog Series: Sprucing It Up

…log that pizzazz it needs If you have been reading along with the Building A Better School Counseling Blog series – you will know this is the third entry, so we have already made several big strides. If you are just joining the series, the other two posts of this three post series (at least three for the time being) can be found at the following links: #1 – The First Steps #2 – Making It Happen This post will be focusing on how t…

Building a Better Blog Series: Setting Up an RSS-Feed Driven Email List with MailChimp

Building a Better Blog Series: Setting Up an RSS-Feed Driven Email List with MailChimp

The changer of worlds. Email. Apart from text messaging – the single most popular communication tool in the world. Quick, simple and to the point – email is the Cliff Notes of conversation. Delivered nearly instantly anywhere around the globe – to a single person or hundreds of thousands – email carries the news of pending deliveries, job openings, family updates and great inheritances from Nigerian princes. As school cou…

Building A Better School Counseling Blog Series: The First Steps

Building A Better School Counseling Blog Series: The First Steps

…u will reach a point 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 eas…

8 Blogs Every School Counselor Needs to Follow

8 Blogs Every School Counselor Needs to Follow

…er blog out. One of my more recent favorite posts: ASCA 2017 From My Couch Again Savvy School Counselor Vanessa is really one savvy school counselor. An experienced educator and wonderful writer – her blog has it’s target set on fellow elementary school counselors. Even so – I can glean info from many of the posts. Vanessa also has a TpT store with tons of wonderful resources to purchase. One of my more recent favorite posts: Tar…

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

…ice. 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 through a big blog re-vamp and re-design. This is a multiple post series including 1: The First Steps, 2: Sprucing It Up, and 3: Making It Happen. If you are a b…

Building Safe School Communities: Our Circle of Care

Building Safe School Communities: Our Circle of Care

…for any and all. Circle of Care Two years ago – I set out to create a better foundation to develop our school community and collaboration on. I, until this year, have been an only school counselor in my building and that can be a lonely (and sometimes scary) experience. It leaves little room for consultation and collaboration on difficult cases. I know that I don’t have all the answers all the time (and many times few answers most of…

10 Insanely Easy Ways to Infuse Technology in Your School Counseling Program

10 Insanely Easy Ways to Infuse Technology in Your School Counseling Program

…RT goal, enlist the whole department or a friend (the buddy system — aka the peer pressure system — works!) and make it happen. Want to know the biggest barrier that school counselors come up against? Excuses. Not your state, not your administration, not your student to counselor ratios – WE are the ones causing stagnation and atrophy. Depending on your experience with technology and some of those other impacting variables (admin…

TCG Reviews Pocket, Feedly, and Box.com – Video Blog

TCG Reviews Pocket, Feedly, and Box.com – Video Blog

…re to subscribe to The Counseling Geek’s YouTube channel for updates and all the latest videos or archives. Pocket Visit www.getpocket.com to sign up for your account. Feedly Visit www.feedly.com to register. Box Visit www.box.com to register. Email me if you would like an invite to a 50GB account or search Google for that deal. The blog author, Jeffrey Ream M.S, PPS, writes for The Counseling Geek. Connect with Jeff via email, Twitter, Goog…

Following Your Favorite School Counselor Blogs – Feedly, Bloglovin, and Email

Following Your Favorite School Counselor Blogs – Feedly, Bloglovin, and Email

…he site to see if anything new has been posted. This is useful but can eat away at your precious time by having to go to each site to see what is new. The first tool I will share with you is what I use and think it is a great resource for all things blog/news. Feedly: The Google Reader Replacement Until about a year ago – I was an avid Google Reader fan. It was simple, clean, and quick. Sadly, Google stopped developing it and most of the Goo…