technology

A High School Counselor’s Year in Review

I blinked and this year flew by! I took a minute to exhale as I was reviewing what we accomplished this year in order to present it at our end-of-the-year School Counseling Advisory Council meeting. Though it felt like we, as school counselors, did a lot of the talking at

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How to Add a Remind Widget in 5 Easy Steps

I have a “widget” on my website to scroll through my Remind text messages. Remind has been one of the most useful daily tech tools I use. Since we loop with our caseload now, I’ve had the same students and parents for three years, and I have over 500 people

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16 Podcast Recs School Counselors Should Not Miss

School is winding down, maybe you have a bit of free time? (I know– how DARE I say that!) Between fine tuning your students’ schedules, take some time to dive into a good podcast/TED talk. Maybe you’re traveling to a summer conference and need some entertainment in your earbuds. I’m

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How To Flip Your Parent and Student Meetings

Each year, we sit down with all of the students on our caseload and have 15 minute meetings with each individual student and parent where we discuss post-secondary/graduation plans (college and career readiness) and course registration/planning.  It takes me about a month and a half to get through these meetings

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4 Tactics for Collecting Classroom Data

I really dove into the importance of collecting meaningful data in new, creative ways as our department endeavored applying for RAMP this past year. This semester, I’ve been in my Class of 2018’s English classes 3 times (a feat! actually bit off more than I can chew with 14 classes

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5 Tips for the ASCA First Timer

This summer I had my very first opportunity to attend ASCA, the national school counseling conference, which was held in New Orleans this year. I had the greatest time and left with a brain exploding with ideas and notes. Here are my TOP 5 TIPS FOR ASCA FIRST TIMER: 1-

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