Category: Colleague Sharing

Highlights From ASCA: The #reachhigher Initiative

I think ASCA will have a hard time competing for an equally compelling keynote speaker next year.  First Lady, Michelle Obama, was articulate, compassionate, inspiring, and influential.  Her calling for more school counselors and acknowledging their work as important and necessary for our school youth hit a chord with everyone

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Going To ASCA. . .Let’s Tweet Up!

I’m so excited about going to ASCA’s National Conference this summer.  Not only do I get to present, but I will be a first time attendee.  I can’t wait to sharpen my skills, learn new things, and meet all my online acquaintances. For those of you who are attending, I

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The Career Game

I don’t get the chance to do career planning with every student, but I do offer it as an option for small groups.  I know that there a ton of online career exploration programs, but sometimes, it is nice to have a student workbook.  Rick Trow’s Career Game is just

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A Fresh Lens

Our school is being mentored by another school in NY as part of a grant project.  It has been a great learning experience for everyone who was involved but today was the icing on the cake.  I got to spend the day at their school. A group of us left

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School Counseling Websites

I’m honored to have been named one of the top school counseling websites on the web by MastersinSchoolCounseling.org.  There are a ton of great sites on this list, so make sure to take a look.  What are your go to sources of information?  Leave me a message below or join

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A Day In The Life Of A School Counselor

Tabitha Panariso has posted a few times on her blog, Scrapbook of a School Counselor,  “A Day In The Life“, and this has been the inspiration for this posting.  I thought I would show everyone a glimpse into my day (OK. . .this was yesterday)I started my day yesterday with

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Join In The Latest Lesson Plan Exchange!

I love my Twitter and Facebook Professional Learning Communities.    I can’t tell you how fabulous it is to share ideas, get advice and provide support.  In January I tried a new venture with my PLC:  a lesson plan exchange.  We had over 36 counselors come together from all over

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Got an iPad? Essential Apps For School Counselors

This question comes up time and time again.  Counselors have emailed me, posted on my Facebook page, and asked in each one the Facebook groups, asking about what are the “must have” iPad apps. Althought there are a lot more out there, here are my favorites and ones I have

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Shhhh. . .we’re testing

NYS ELA testing for grades 3-8 has begun.  I updated my signs for testing in progress and copies one I saw on Pinterest.  I enclosed it with our testing supplies.  In each of the boxes are tests, answers sheets, directions, roster, and a proctoring duties form.  They also contain extra

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