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!
After several requests – I decided to post a curriculum I patched together to the blog. At the beginning of the school year, following ASCA 2015, I made a personal goal to run some groups this year. One of our major school wide goals was to decrease the D and F list (and thereby helping to improve the number of students meeting the CSU/UC A-G Requirements) so my group is designed to be a short term, academically focused intervention. I chose the time frame of four weeks because it fits within our progress report window. Using data from our D/F list for the first progress report – I just completed the first group last week, as of the date of this post.
One of the number one skills I see high school students struggle with is the great mystery of studying. A constant comment I get is “…but I am done with my homework!”. In high school – some students can get by with minimal studying efforts – I was one of these students myself. However, I also know from firsthand experience that the collegiate expectations are completely different. I was smacked in the face with the expectation that I study between 25-35 hours per week. This is where the “1 to 2” campaign comes in. I hope you read through and download some of the materials below!
I put together a resource for my students and parents that I will continue to update that is similar to the 4 year college handbook, but focused on the 112 CA Community Colleges and the process of enrollment. While I know many of you are from outside of CA – you can easily adjust this for your state.
One FREE tool that is a great way to start your flipping is Screencast-O-Matic (SOM) as a school counselor. Learn how and more in this article! Take back your valuable time through the flipping technique.
A three year review of Naviance Family Connection – from a high school counselor perspective.
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)