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We Are So Glad You Are Here Bulletin Board

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✨ WE ARE SO GLAD YOU ARE HERE! ✨ This is such a simple message, but so important for students to see and hear. I was going for a minimalist look with this bulletin board but I still felt that it needed some color. I layered a black and white border and a rainbow stripe border from School Girl Style to make it pop! I created a folder with different versions of the bulletin board letters here . For my bulletin board I printed the letters full size, flipped horizontally, on black card stock .  In the folder I include half-size and full size letters. I also have a regular and flipped horizontally version of each. Click the image below to access the PDF versions of the letters .  Buy special request I also made a version that says "I AM SO GLAD YOU ARE HERE!" I love creating bulletin boards. Here is a link to all my favorite bulletin board supplies .  I love connecting with other school counselors! Connect with me on  Insta

✨ Five School Counseling Favorites ✨

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The following items are some of my tried and true school counseling items. They are my go-to items for sessions with students.  All items are linked in my Amazon Store  and in the post below. ✨ Uno Emoji 😍 I love using Uno as a game to play with students. The Emoji edition is so fun. You can incorporate questions about the different emojis and ask students things like: Oh look at this emoji (😬). What feeling do you think this emoji represents? OR Describe a time when you felt like this emoji (😫). ✨ Wonder Tubes ✨ I've used Wonder Tubes with students since my grad school days. I bought these ones over 12 years ago! 😳 Wonder Tubes are a great fidget. They can also be calming to students when they watch the glitter float from one end to the other.  ✨ Rory's Story Cubes ✨ Story Cubes are a lot of fun! There are so many ways you can play Story Cubes. Students can create a story on their own by rolling the cubes. You

POP in to See the School Counselor Bulletin Board🍿✨

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Happy 2021-22 School Year! If you are looking for a fun and informative bulletin board idea, you are in luck!  At the end of the school year last year,  @schoolcounselingspot  posted a picture of a bulletin board that said "Pop in to See Your School Counselor" with a popcorn theme. I fell in love with it! I have been thinking about how to recreate it ever since!  I decided to use a popcorn and movie theme and create this🍿"POP in to See the School Counselors!" 🎬 display in front of the school counseling office. This display is a great way to promote the school counseling program and advertise to students reasons they could pop in to see the school counselors. Here is a closer look at the display. Each popcorn has a different reason students might see a school counselor: 🍿 Grief & loss 🍿 Studying 🍿 Friends 🍿 Organization 🍿 Stress 🍿 Worry 🍿 Grades 🍿 Future planning I created the marquee sign using red roll p

Tips fo Attending the ASCA National Conference in Person

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Heading to Las Vegas for the 2021 American School Counselor Association Conference? Andrea Burton (@jyjcounselor) and I created a video with tips to help you make the most of your conference experience! View our YouTube video outlining these tips here: bit.ly/ascatips21  If you prefer to read the tips, keep scrolling! ✨  PLAN AHEAD ✨ Do some research ahead of your arrival so that you are prepared for your trip.   Check out the following: - Health & safety guidelines - Weather forecast - Hotel location - Conference location  ✨  PACK FOR WORK AND PLAY ✨ When you're packing your bags, think about what you will wear to conference sessions and what you will wear during downtime. If you are attending special events or activities, be sure to pack for them. ✨  CONNECT WITH OTHER SCHOOL COUNSELORS ✨ One of the most amazing aspects of the ASCA Conference is the opportunity to connect with other school counselors! Some ways to connect: - State or local

✨ School Counselor Tech Tip: Add Emojis to Email Subject Lines ✨

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Adding emojis to emails is an easy way to add fun and interest to your emails. Check out the tips below to learn how to maximize adding emojis to email subject lines. ✨Add Flair and Pique Interest ✨ Make your emails stand out from the rest by including emojis in the subject line. Use emojis related to the email content to add flair and pique the recipient's interest.  When I am hosting an event or I want students to notice my email, I add emojis to the email subject line. This is an easy and fun way to draw attention to your email.' Below are some examples of emails I have sent to students with emojis in the subject line. Sometimes I compose emails on my phone so I can easily search for the emoji I want to use. I added this sunrise emoji to the beginning of my email subject line in an email I sent to students for our Rise & Shine organizational skills group. In this email, I added a paint pallet and a laptop for to the sub

School Counselor Tech Tip: Require "Make a Copy" on Shared Google Drive Files

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This simple Googled Drive tip can make sharing copies of a file a seamless process for the sender and the recipient. ✨ Share Seamlessly ✨ Make sharing a copy of a Google Drive file a seamless process. Require the recipient to make a copy of the file in one simple step. By altering the URL of a shared Google Drive file you can require the recipient to make a copy of the file.  Delete the word "edit"and the remaining text. Replace it with copy. I made a short video explaining how to change the URL to require recipients to "Make a Copy." You can view it below or scroll down for some images to walk you through how to do it. Below are images to walk you through how to alter the URL. Get the sharable link from Google. Copy the link. Delete the text after the / before the word "edit." Type the word "copy."   Share the altered URL with your recipient.  This is the screen

💻 3 Tech Tools Webinar Now Available on ASCA Website

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Andrea Burston ( @jyjcounselor ) and I presented  Three Tech Tools to Enhance Your School Counseling Program , for the ASCA Webinar Series. The webinar recording is now available on ASCA's website. View the recording here: bit.ly/3techtools4scp . All webinars in the 2021 ASCA Webinar Series are FREE, if you are an ASCA member. A peek behind the scenes.  💻✨ It was so fun to share ways school counselors can use Canva for Education , Smore , and Screencastify to connect with stakeholders. We share lots of examples of how you can use these tech tools in your school counseling program.  Need presenters? Andrea and I love sharing practical tech tools and resources school counselors can use in their school counseling programs. We would love to present to your district, local, or state school counselor organization! Email me to book us for your event! If you have questions, email me or Direct Message me on  Instagram  or  Twitter .   Upcoming Events: Andrea and I host a mo