Using your time wisely.
A major component and influential piece of advocating effectively for your school counseling program and kids is showing how and where your time is spent. There are a few different ways that I know people track there time – from Google Drive Forms, School Counselor Central, and SCUTA Pro to old school pen and paper – I use a free and, what I see as, user-friendly tool called EzAnalyze TimeTracker.
School counselors send emails. You need an email signature. Learn about a tool to make your signature awesome AND useful! All this and it’s free!!
Do you have copious amounts of time at work? Constantly trying to find something to do? Then this post is not for you. Most people have very little time to devote to their email – so use the free tool in this article to help take back your school counseling time today!
Technology is a wonderful tool to create strong comprehensive school counseling programs, but it also carries risk. Learn how to secure and implement best practices with your cloud storage and apps with this post.
A three year review of Naviance Family Connection – from a high school counselor perspective.
If your day is anything like my day in the school counseling office – you answer tons of emails. Many emails sound oddly similar too. I get many emails each day requesting meetings and appointments, a schedule change, a transcript, etc. I am sure you do too. Typing out each reply is a waste of time and finger stamina. Thank goodness someone at Google had that thought too and created a super simple but mega-powerful Gmail Labs tool – Canned Responses.
I created a 5 minute screen share video to quickly go from zero to canned response guru and taking minutes of your day back with each email.
Check out the latest video blog from The Counseling Geek (www.thecounselinggeek.com) – Learn about how to use custom Google Maps to post things like college admissions, local community resources, and more! (Updated Nov. 2015)