School Counselor Job Recommendations
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1w ago
Welcome to January!!  As the new year rolls around, it is time to consider if you will stay in your current position or if it is time for a change.  One of my intentions for writing this post is to give the high school counselor some tools to keep, change, or obtain a school counseling job.  As we know, school counseling jobs are hard to come by now days with school districts' limited resources.  And, as you are fully aware, the job of the school counselor seems ubiquitous to administrators, teachers, and parents. You can often hear them say, "what exactly is your job?'&n ..read more
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Top Reads of 2022!
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1M ago
It is hard to believe that 2022 is ending and we are entering a brand new year!  Honestly, I have not been very attentive to my blog in the last couple of years, but thank you all for stopping by and taking the time to read my posts.  Life is everchanging and so I have been busy training and working full time. This year, my blog will be 10 years old...unbelievable!!  At the end of each year, I like to share the top 10 blog posts that people are reading.   Again, I hope you find something that will be helpful to you and your students. Here are the top 10!!10 ..read more
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Best Counselor Forms - Revised
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6M ago
I truly cannot believe it is time for school to begin. In fact, I have preplanning this week...urgggh!!  There may be others of you who are in the same boat as me (dreading the alarm clock ringing tomorrow morning), but if you are one of the "cool kids", you may have one additional month to prepare.  So whether tomorrow is your first day back or you have a little more summer left, I wanted to share a post from my archives that may help you get all the forms you need in place this year.  Since I have been a school counselor since (cough) 2000, I have accumulated and cr ..read more
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School Counseling Jobs -- Look Here!
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8M ago
Are you on the summer job hunt?  Check out this list of school counseling jobs from our friends at Link for Counselors.   ?Job Board LINK for Counselors is providing a free job board to help Counselors learn about available positions. Atwood-Hammond Grade School – Illinois – School Counselor/Social Worker – Posted 5/2022 Aurora Public Schools – Colorado – School Counselors – Posted 4/22 Belgrade High School – Montana – Counselor- Posted 4/22 Benicia High School – California – High School Counselor – Posted 3/21/2022 Berkeley County School District – South Carolina – School C ..read more
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Tips for Helping Students Deal With Stress During Final Exams
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9M ago
Well, finals are finally upon us and students are feeling more stressed than ever (um, so are adults!).  If you are looking for some practical tips to help your student manage their stress during finals, here are some strategies from Active Minds you may consider using with your students.  Six Strategies 1.  Unplug the social media This is a hard for me so I know it is super hard for our teens. However, we know that social media can be a huge time waster and a source of additional stress. Tip: Suggest that teens download the Freedom app. This app shuts down social media.  ..read more
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Thoughts and Tips on the Transition to High School
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10M ago
Can you believe it is the middle of April?  I really can't believe it!!   By now, many school counselors are working on finishing registration for next year so that "we" can work on the master schedule (forgive me while I gag!).  While we may be registering our current students, there is another eager group waiting for their turn, rising 9th graders.  You probably have had your fair share of calls, emails, and questions from these parents about their child's schedule, honor requirements, and so on.  If you have not already conducted your rising 9th grade parent ..read more
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Top 10 Posts from 2021
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1y ago
Happy New Year to all my high school counselor friends.  Again, we made it through another tough year. As always, thank you so much for reading my blog and giving me your support.  It is hard to believe that my blog has been around for nine years!  Unfortunately, I have been a little absent from writing and posting, but I hope to share as much as I can this upcoming year. At the end of each year, I like to share the top 10 blog posts of 2021.  Again, I hope you find something that will be helpful to you and your students.  10 April Awareness Campaigns for Scho ..read more
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College Recommendation Letter Tips for School Counselors
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1y ago
OH MY GOSH!  I can't believe Thanksgiving break is coming to an end! It has been an incredibly busy week, but I am really not sure what I have done?!  I blinked and is it now Saturday evening-- oh, not to mention that I have not posted on my blog as I have planned.  Not only is the blog on to do list, but I also have several requests for recommendation letters that I have put off as well. Do you often find yourself so mentally drained that you often find yourself procrastinating, especially recommendation letters?  That is probably a dumb question because recommendation ..read more
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What to Expect as a College Freshman
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1y ago
If you are like me, you have been inundated with college recommendation letters, parent workshops, student meetings, and classroom visits...whew!!  Yes, we are in the thick of college application session!! In the middle of my letter writing, transcript sending, and student meetings, my administrator asked to me present at our school's annual senior retreat. Now, I have only been at this school for over a year, so I had no idea what information was typically presented by the school counselor at such a retreat.  Honestly, I really did not have much time to think about it and I found m ..read more
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Senior College Seminar Resource
For High School Counselors
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1y ago
Are you a high school counselor  currently working with seniors?  Do you lack resources to adequately prepare your students for their next big step?  Are you looking for free resources?  If so, I think I may have a suggestion that could be helpful. ??? Check out the Senior College Seminar curriculum that can assist school counselors in preparing their high school seniors for college process.  Students will be able to investigate colleges, build their college list, apply for admissions, financial aid, and scholarships, and begin their transition to college with your gu ..read more
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