Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Meeting Seth Godin and a "Fly Closer to the Sun" Giveaway at the Blogger Meet and Greet

This past week was a whirlwind. My dad took me to New York City to Embracing the Possibility: A Full Day of Question and Answer Session with Seth Godin, the author of our School Counselor Blog Book Club book, Linchpin!


I was so excited to see Seth speak in person! I was star-struck! I came back from the Embracing the Possibility with lots of ideas. Now, I need to make friends with the lizard and get to work! ;)

While I was at Embracing the Possibility, I got five red shirts that say "Fly Closer to the Sun" and five "Pick Yourself" letter press excerpts from The Icarus Deception, Seth Godin's newest book. I will be giving them away in person at the ASCA Conference in Philadelphia!


If you have been participating in our book discussion of Linchpin and will be attending the Blogger Meet and Greet you have the opportunity to receive one of the five shirt/letterpress giveaways! To win, come up to me at the Blogger Meet and Greet, say the secret code: SCHOOL COUNSELORS ARE LINCHPINS! - and I will give you a shirt and letterpress copy of "Pick Yourself." (Just an FYI, the shirts are all size large).

I love the message of the "Fly Closer to the Sun!" As a school counselor I think this is a great message to convey to students. I previously wrote about an activity I did using Wings by Christopher MyersWings is about a boy, Ikarus Jackson, who is a new student. Ikurus has wings. The other students make fun of him because he is different. Wings is about being true to yourself. It is also a great book to talk about bullying and being a positive bystander.

Wings by Christopher Myers and The Icarus Deception by Seth Godin both reference the Greek myth about Icarus and Daedalus. The moral of the Greek myth is not to fly too close to the sun or to low to the sea.

"Fly Closer to the Sun" means be remarkable - don't be afraid to be different! I wish I would have had this shirt when I did my Wings activity with students!

How do you help students fly closer to the sun?

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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