How to Manage Your School Counseling Appointments 2.0

How to Manage Your School Counseling Appointments 2.0

I’ve made some changes. I have long been a proponent and avid user of online scheduling tools in my school counseling practice. For years, I’ve used ScheduleOnce as my go to scheduling tool. If you want to learn more about my experience with ScheduleOnce, please click here to read that blog post. I still love ScheduleOnce, but I have needed to make a few changes within the school counseling office (which I will explain below) that re…

What’s in a name? Why the title of school counselor matters.

What’s in a name? Why the title of school counselor matters.

…will pay more for it. The winery will then sell the excess off as another label or to another company to bottle it under their label (as TJ’s does). You may say that you actually LIKE the cheaper wine (if you’ve ever been to a blind wine tasting – you know how that usually goes), but from a marketing and branding perspective – if there are a few TJ’s selling a $50 label for $15 – it diminishes not only the dema…

#SCOA Back To School Feed and Archived Video

#SCOA Back To School Feed and Archived Video

School Counseling On Air is back. This episode hosted by Danielle Shultz and Andrea Burston plus some other great panel members come together to talk about all things back to school. During the event (held August 7th at 5pm PST/8pm EST) a live YouTube feed is shown below. After the event, an archived recording of the event will take it’s place. Please feel free to tweet questions or ask on the YouTube channel. Cheers and have fun. The blog…

Efficient Educators: Using autoCrat to take the tedium out of school counseling and teaching

Efficient Educators: Using autoCrat to take the tedium out of school counseling and teaching

…I like to spend time teaching you new tech tools but also help you, school counselors and educators, use your time, expertise and energy efficiently. This video will help you learn how to use 100% free tools in Google Drive with Forms, Sheets, Docs and an Add-In called AutoCrat to create self-filling forms that can automatically share PDF copies with a set group of people to make for easy print outs, filing and more….

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Follow-Up: My Interview Kit

Follow-Up: My Interview Kit

…abel 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 packets so they could reference them if needed or see further evidence that supports my candidacy. 4. My Notepad: I always bring my schnazzy note pad to tak…

Back to School – Back to Connecting: A Linky Party

Back to School – Back to Connecting: A Linky Party

…ast (and actually did a video webinar during our School Counseling On Air (SCOA) series during National School Counseling Week. This free newsletter tool is very feature packed, allows families to sign up to receive the news letters, and I can customize them by grade level to provide the most relevant content to each stakeholder. Another post that I wrote regarding sharing information is called the Keys to Communication. 1. Utilize your connection…

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…

School Counselor Tech Tools: Learnerator and minutes.io

School Counselor Tech Tools: Learnerator and minutes.io

…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 assign specific people to tasks and give them a deadline all within the same line. At the end of the meeting, if you have added all members names and email a…