Friday, November 30, 2012

Connect and Share with More School Counselors on Twitter


As I mentioned in my previous post I am working on School Counselor Twitter research with Dr. Erin Mason, founder of School Counselor Online Professional Exchange (SCOPE).  If you are a school counselor, school counseling graduate student, or counselor educator that uses Twitter, please take this survey to share how you use twitter: buff.ly/YsqLhf.

I was charged with the task of determining how many school counselors there are on Twitter. At first I had no idea how I was going to do it... I mean Twitter is a pretty big place. I also wasn't sure what I would do with the information once I found it.  

Then I had an idea that would not only help me catalog school counselors, but would beneficial to school counselors on Twitter.  I decided to create lists of school counselors on Twitter.  The Twitter lists I created will help school counselors, school counseling graduate students, and counselor educators on Twitter easily find and connect with other more easily. 

If you are on Twitter you can subscribe to the lists to connect and share with other school counselors.  You can also be added to the list by tweeting to me or Direct Messaging me on Twitter. My handle is @sch_counselor. I have been working on finding and adding school counselors who state that they are a school counselor in their Twitter profile. 

You can view all of the lists I created here or subscribe to specific lists by clicking on the topic below.
  • School Counselors part1 - Subscribe to connect with school counselors, school counseling graduate students, and counselor educators! 
  • School Counselors part2 - Subscribe to connect with school counselors, school counseling graduate students, and counselor educators! (You can only fit 500 members on a list so I needed to create an additional list of school counselors! These lists are not ranked in anyway they are equally important.) 
  • School Accounts - School Counseling Programs and Departments using twitter to share information with their school community.
  • School Counselor Organizations - School Counseling Organizations including state School Counselor Organizations.
  • Counselor Education Programs - Counselor Education Programs using Twitter.
Another great way to connect and share with school counselors on twitter is to participate in the monthly School Counselor Tweet Chats that Dr. Mason and I host. You can find more information and a schedule for the School Counselor Tweet Chats here.  The next School Counselor Twitter chat is on Tuesday, December 4th at 8pmEST.

How will you use School Counselor Twitter lists to connect and share with more school counselors?

Comment below, tweetcontact Danielle, or share on the School Counselor Blog Facebook Page!

Danielle is a K-12 Certified School Counselor, Nationally Certified Counselor, and blogger at School Counselor Blog, a place where school counselors share innovative ideas, creative lesson plans, and quality resources. Connect with Danielle via emailTwitterPinterestLinkedInGoogle+, and become a fan of the School Counselor Blog Facebook Page.



Tuesday, November 27, 2012

More Sharing, Big Things in the Works, and Looking Forward

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday break! I am shocked at how fast November is going!

Although I have been posting things a lot I feel like I really have not written anything specifically for School Counselor Blog in awhile. It has been a difficult transition for me from full-time school counselor to full-time doctoral student and graduate assistant. I miss the kids I worked with so much but I am happy about the decision I made to pursue a PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision.

I had an "AHA" moment today... I still have all kinds of ideas floating around in my head that apply to counseling younger students, but no way to execute them... just because I can't execute all of the ideas I am having does not meet that YOU cannot! I have resolved to share more ideas and keep providing you with the fun and creative ideas you have come to expect from School Counselor Blog.

Now that I am working with older students - college athletes to be exact - I can also transfer the ideas I am implementing with college-age students into ideas for you to implement in your work!

I also have lots of big things in the works, including:
Whew! That is a lot when you see it all in one list!

I am also continuing to accept submissions of ideas to the School Counselor Spotlight, which is a great opportunity for you to share your ideas with School Counselor Blog readers!

So, here's to sharing more and looking forward!

What do you have in the works for the end of 2012? What are you looking forward to in the year ahead?

Comment below, tweetcontact Danielle, or share on the School Counselor Blog Facebook Page!

Danielle is a K-12 Certified School Counselor, Nationally Certified Counselor, and blogger at School Counselor Blog, a place where school counselors share innovative ideas, creative lesson plans, and quality resources. Connect with Danielle via emailTwitterPinterestLinkedInGoogle+, and become a fan of the School Counselor Blog Facebook Page.



Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!


Wishing you all a Happy Thanksgiving! Hope you are enjoying time with family and friends! Can't wait to see mine!!! :) I am soooo thankful for my loving husband, two furry cat children (Sophie and Perry), family and friends!!! I am also thankful to have so many school counselors, future school counselors, and counselor educators to connect with everyday! Thank you for everything you do to support students!!!

I made this Thanksgiving image using PowerPoint... in the car... on the way to see my husband's side of the family in Erie, PA. I think this shows just how dorky I can be... I made the turkey using all shapes!! My husband recommended the addition of the hat and cane. ;)

Have a great turkey day!

Comment below, tweetcontact Danielle, or share on the School Counselor Blog Facebook Page!

Danielle is a K-12 Certified School Counselor, Nationally Certified Counselor, and blogger at School Counselor Blog, a place where school counselors share innovative ideas, creative lesson plans, and quality resources. Connect with Danielle via emailTwitterPinterestLinkedInGoogle+, and become a fan of the School Counselor Blog Facebook Page.



Saturday, November 17, 2012

School Counselor Blogger Meet & Greet!

School counselor bloggers Danielle from School Counselor Blog and Andrea from JYJoyner Counselor Blog will be presenting "Get Your Blog On" a session about creating and using blogs in your school counseling program at the ASCA conference July 3, 2013 in Philadelphia, PA.

Since we're talking about the wonders of school counselor blogs we want to host a School Counselor Blogger meet and greet (it will be open to everyone).


To plan and get a feel for our event we want to know which school counselor bloggers will be in Philly to join us.

School Counselor Bloggers click here to answer a brief survey to let us know if you'll be at the ASCA conference.

Details will follow with an invite to both bloggers and blog readers. We are both very excited about the opportunity to meet and connect with other school counselors!

Comment below, tweetcontact Danielle, or share on the School Counselor Blog Facebook Page!

Danielle is a K-12 Certified School Counselor, Nationally Certified Counselor, and blogger at School Counselor Blog, a place where school counselors share innovative ideas, creative lesson plans, and quality resources. Connect with Danielle via emailTwitterPinterestLinkedInGoogle+, and become a fan of the School Counselor Blog Facebook Page.



Wednesday, November 14, 2012

#SCCHAT Transcript: Principal and School Counselor Relationship

November's #SCCHAT was held on November 13, 2012 at 8pmEST. The topic was Principal and School Counselor Relationship.  Marci Newman, @ARHSCounselor and her principal @ARHSswampfox moderated the #scchat.

This month's tweet chat gave TONS of information and practical ideas about how school counselors can build their relationship with their principal, collaborate, and advocate for their position.  This is transcript is must read for school counselors and principals alike! This month's #scchat would also be a great read before interviewing for school counselor positions to give you ideas of how to emphasize school counselors and principals can work together to support student success! Check out the full chat transcript here!

To access all of the tweets with the hashtag #scchat, click here.

The next School Counselor Tweet Chat is on Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 8pmEST. Dr. Erin Mason will be moderating the chat about Recognized ASCA Model Programs (RAMP). 

View the 2012 School Counselor Tweet Chat schedule and transcripts here.

We are currently taking moderator submissions for the 2013 Twitter Chat Schedule. If your are interested in being a moderator, please fill out this brief form: http://bit.ly/scchat_mod.

For information on how to participate in a future School Counselor Tweet Chat, click here!

Click here for transcripts of the 2011 School Counselor Tweet Chats.

School Counselor Tweet Chat is a collaboration between School Counselor Blog and SCOPE.

Did you participate in the School Counselor Tweet Chat? What did you think about it? What new ideas did you learn? Comment below or share via twitter #scchat!

Erin Mason is a former Middle School Counselor, now Counselor Educator who manages SCOPE, a group blog dedicated to chronicling the positive impact of School Counseling professionals. Connect with Erin via email, follow her on Twitter, add her on LinkedIn or Google+, and become a fan of the SCOPE Facebook Page.

Danielle is a K-12 Certified School Counselor, Nationally Certified Counselor, and blogger at School Counselor Blog, a place where school counselors share innovative ideas, creative lesson plans, and quality resources. Connect with Danielle via emailTwitter, PinterestLinkedInGoogle+, and become a fan of the School Counselor Blog Facebook Page.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

#SCCHAT: Principal and School Counselor Relationship (November 13, 2012)

The next School Counselor Tweet Chat is Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 8pmEST! (#SCCHAT is the first Tuesday of each month, but we moved #SCCHAT due to the election!) 

The topic of School Counselor Tweet Chat this month is the Principal and School Counselor Relationship.  Marcy Newman, @ARHSCounselor, and her principal @ARHSswampfox.

This should be a very engaging discussion about the principal and counselor relationship. We HIGHLY encourage you to invite your administrators to participate!

We look forward to tweeting with you!

For directions on how to participate in a School Counselor Tweet Chatclick here.

Join School Counselor Blog and SCOPE for #scchat the first Tuesday of the month @ 8pmEST!  View the School Counselor Tweet Chat schedule for dates and topics!

Click here for a list of past School Counselor Tweet Chats and full transcripts.

If you are interested in moderating a School Counselor Tweet Chat, direct message me on twitter!

Erin Mason is a former Middle School Counselor, now Counselor Educator who manages SCOPE, a group blog dedicated to chronicling the positive impact of School Counseling professionals. Connect with Erin via email, follow her on Twitter, add her on LinkedIn or Google+, and become a fan of the SCOPE Facebook Page.

Danielle is a K-12 Certified School Counselor, Nationally Certified Counselor, and blogger at School Counselor Blog, a place where school counselors share innovative ideas, creative lesson plans, and quality resources. Connect with Danielle via emailTwitterPinterestLinkedInGoogle+, and become a fan of the School Counselor Blog Facebook Page.

#SCCHAT Transcript: Vertical Collaboration (October 2, 2012)

I am working on posting transcripts for past School Counselor Tweet Chats.  A complete schedule and transcripts can be found at bit.ly/scchat_2012.

October's #SCCHAT was held on October 2, 2012 at 8pmEST. The topic was Vertical Collaboration.  Jeremy Goldman, @MrJGoldman, and Kelly Johnson, @kelly_counselor, moderated the #scchat.

Check out the full chat transcript! Note: In the tweet chat we used PD to stand for Professional Development and PSC to stand for Professional School Counselor (this helped us save valuable characters!)

To access all of the tweets with the hashtag #scchat, click here.

The next School Counselor Tweet Chat is on Tuesday, November 13th, 2012 at 8pmEST.

Marci Newman, @ARHSCounselor and her principal will be hosting the chat Principal and School Counselor Relationship

View the 2012 School Counselor Tweet Chat schedule and transcripts here.

For information on how to participate in a future School Counselor Tweet Chat, click here!

Click here for transcripts of the 2011 School Counselor Tweet Chats.

School Counselor Tweet Chat is a collaboration between School Counselor Blog and SCOPE.

Did you participate in the School Counselor Tweet Chat? What did you think about it? What new ideas did you learn? Comment below or share via twitter #scchat!

Erin Mason is a former Middle School Counselor, now Counselor Educator who manages SCOPE, a group blog dedicated to chronicling the positive impact of School Counseling professionals. Connect with Erin via email, follow her on Twitter, add her on LinkedIn or Google+, and become a fan of the SCOPE Facebook Page.

Danielle is a K-12 Certified School Counselor, Nationally Certified Counselor, and blogger at School Counselor Blog, a place where school counselors share innovative ideas, creative lesson plans, and quality resources. Connect with Danielle via emailTwitter, PinterestLinkedInGoogle+, and become a fan of the School Counselor Blog Facebook Page.

#SCCHAT Transcript: Support for First Year School Counselors (September 4, 2012)

I am working on posting transcripts for past School Counselor Tweet Chats.  A complete schedule and transcripts can be found at bit.ly/scchat_2012.

September's #SCCHAT was held on September 4, 2012 at 8pmEST. The topic was Support for First Year School Counselors.  Darrell Sampson, @CnslrDarrell, was the moderator.

Check out the full chat transcript! Note: In the tweet chat we used PD to stand for Professional Development and PSC to stand for Professional School Counselor (this helped us save valuable characters!)

To access all of the tweets with the hashtag #scchat, click here.

The next School Counselor Tweet Chat is on Tuesday, November 13th, 2012 at 8pmEST.

Marci Newman, @ARHSCounselor and her principal will be hosting the chat Principal and School Counselor Relationship

View the 2012 School Counselor Tweet Chat schedule and transcripts here.

For information on how to participate in a future School Counselor Tweet Chat, click here!

Click here for transcripts of the 2011 School Counselor Tweet Chats.

School Counselor Tweet Chat is a collaboration between School Counselor Blog and SCOPE.

Did you participate in the School Counselor Tweet Chat? What did you think about it? What new ideas did you learn? Comment below or share via twitter #scchat!

Erin Mason is a former Middle School Counselor, now Counselor Educator who manages SCOPE, a group blog dedicated to chronicling the positive impact of School Counseling professionals. Connect with Erin via email, follow her on Twitter, add her on LinkedIn or Google+, and become a fan of the SCOPE Facebook Page.

Danielle is a K-12 Certified School Counselor, Nationally Certified Counselor, and blogger at School Counselor Blog, a place where school counselors share innovative ideas, creative lesson plans, and quality resources. Connect with Danielle via emailTwitter, PinterestLinkedInGoogle+, and become a fan of the School Counselor Blog Facebook Page.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

New Free Spirit Publishing Blog Post: Halloween Items You Can use in Your School Counseling Office (and Classrooms!) Year-Round

I have a new post on Free Spirit Publishing's BlogCheck out my post Halloween Items You Can use in Your School Counseling Office (and Classrooms!) Year-Round. I share some spook-tacular after-season finds that are fun and budget friendly!  What after-season finds do you use in your school counseling office or for classroom lessons? Please go to the post and share your ideas with others!



I started writing for Free Spirit Publishing's Blog in April of 2012. Check out the Counselor's Corner for more Free Spirit Publishing Blog Posts by me! I love Free Spirit's books and I am so excited to contribute to Free Spirit's Blog, "a springboard of ideas for teachers, counselors, and anyone who cares about kids!"

Comment below, tweetcontact Danielle, or share on the School Counselor Blog Facebook Page!

Danielle is a K-12 Certified School Counselor, Nationally Certified Counselor, and blogger at School Counselor Blog, a place where school counselors share innovative ideas, creative lesson plans, and quality resources. Connect with Danielle via emailTwitterPinterestLinkedInGoogle+, and become a fan of the School Counselor Blog Facebook Page.


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