Thursday, February 28, 2013

To Proficency and Beyond Items Added to School Counselor Blog Store

I added some To Proficiency... and BEYOND! items to the School Counselor Blog Store. These items were inspired by the rocket-themed bulletin board I created with my co-school counselor for state testing.



The To Proficiency... and BEYOND! bulletin board was a great way to share test-taking tips with students while using a fun rocket/outer-space theme!

New Free Spirit Publishing Post: Beyond Anger Management: What's Behind the Mask?

I have a new post on Free Spirit Publishing's Blog! In my latest post Beyond Anger Management: What's Behind the Mask? for  Free Spirit Publishing's Blog, I share tips and ideas of how to help students express emotions that are behind their anger.


What activities do you facilitate to help students cope with anger?

Please share your comments and ideas in the comment section of my post!

You can also check out my other posts about anger here.

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.



Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Animated Bullying Poem - "To This Day" by Shane Koyczan

I saw this amazing animated spoken word poem about bullying, "To This Day," by Shane Koyczan on Mashable. It is a must watch and a must share!


How would you use "To This Day" with your students and/or school staff?

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.


Sunday, February 17, 2013

M&Ms (Magnificent and Marvelous) School Counselor Printable

During National School Counseling Week I wanted to give a fun little treat to my school counseling internship supervision group.  I had been thinking of things for weeks but was having a very hard time coming up with anything that met all of my criteria: cute, colorful, inexpensive, and able to be easily recreated (I was thinking of you all on this one!!!).

While checking out my Instagram feed at the beginning National School Counseling Week I found my inspiration! Someone made a M&Ms (Magnificent and Marvelous) sign for staff with a bowl of fun-sized M&Ms  I thought this was a a super cute idea that I could easily adapt for my group. I rushed to the grocery store to pick up fun-sized M&Ms so I could get to work making a printable!

In this post I provide printable versions of the M&M message for NSCW and other times throughout the year!


I used Microsoft PowerPoint to create my printable. I created a new slideshow and wrote the message:

Happy National School Counseling Week to a 
Magnificent and Marvelous
 Future School Counselor!

For the message I used a free font called Love Ya Like A Sister. I made the message more colorful by alternating a color pattern for the letters in Magnificent and Marvelous. 

After making the slide in PowerPoint, I duplicated it so there were six slides. I made the print layout of the document six slides to one sheet. I then printed the message on white cardstock. Using six slides to a sheet a great fit for my fun-sized M&Ms.   





I used red cardstock to create a border. I gluded the message on to the red cardstock with Scotch glue dots. I then used Scotch glue dots again to affix the fun-sized M&Ms to the back of the card.


This was a simple, fun, easy, and sweet treat to make for my school counseling internship supervision group. They were excited to be recognized during National School Counseling Week... and sure the chocolate didn't hurt either!

I thought this would be a great thing for you to recreate for interns or students who will be future school counselors.  I also thought it would be fun to make one for school counselors in general that you could give to a school counselor colleague or school counselor supervisor to brighten their day.  You could of course attach this printable to a larger bag of M&Ms too! :) Click on the images below for a printable of your choosing!




What other times of the year could you give a sweet M&M treat to a Magnificent and Marvelous school counselor you know?

As a side note, I have been using PowerPoint to create all kinds of images containing words lately. It is a lot easier to navigate and move things around than in a word document.

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.



National School Counseling Week 2013 Recap (#NSCW13)

National School Counseling Week was a fun-filled week of celebrating and advocating for me this year!


I had the opportunity to participate in School Counseling On Air by hosting What I Wish I Knew Wednesday and participating on Dr. Mason's Social Media Saturday session.  (If you missed them you can watch all the videos on the School Counseling On Air YouTube page!) 

I made special treats for my school counseling internship supervision group and my doctoral cohort! Celebrating and advocating can be pretty sweet! :) Stay tuned for printable versions of the M&M message and the "Stressed? Desserts!" message. *** Updated, click on the pictures for a printable of the M&M message.


Last, but not least, I hosted a National School Counseling Week Link PartyThere were lots of great ideas so be sure to check it out!  I opened the post back up for link submission if you did not get to add your NSCW related post to the link party!


How did you spend National School Counseling Week?

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.



Monday, February 11, 2013

School Counseling On Air (#SCOA) Videos

I am so excited that I was able to participate in School Counseling On Air! Although I have done a webinar before and presented many times at local, state, and national conferences, I have never participated in anything like a live on air hangout. It was such a fun and different experience. It was so cool to connect with people and participate in week of live professional development for school counselors!

It is amazing to me how easy it is right now to share information with the world. I look forward to doing more live on air hangouts in the future! I would love for you to share topic ideas for hangouts you would like to see in the comment section of this post!

I am planning to do a re-cap of each of the hangouts, but for now I wanted to give you a description of all the hangouts and the link to the archived YouTube videos! All of the videos are also available on the School Counseling On Air YouTube channel.

Marketing Monday

Jeff Ream, the Counseling Geek, discusses digital stakeholder communication tools to hype up your program, including mailchimp and constant contact. Jeremy Goldman was also participated on air.



Twitter Tuesday (#SCCHAT)

Francine Sabens (@FSabens) moderated the February School Counselor Tweet Chat (#SCCHAT) on Using Data to Create Opportunities for Academic Success



What I Wish I Knew Wednesday

Danielle Schultz (that's me!) and Andrea Burston shared tips and information about navigating graduate school and life as a new school counselor.





Girls' Leadership Development and Resources

Julia V. Taylor discuss a variety of ways that school counselors can help girls develop critical leadership skills.



It's All About RESULTS!

Dr. Trish Hatch shares the whys and ways to measure, present and share School Counselor RESULTS!




Social Media Saturday

Dr. Erin Mason discussed how to integrate social media into our professional programs as school counselors. Daniele Schultz and Jeremy Goldman participated in the live hangout and shared ways they utilize social media.



Spreadsheet Sunday

Jeremy Goldman showed numerous ways to use spreadsheets to improve one's efficiency and effectiveness in managing a school counseling program.




Again, all of the videos are also available on the School Counseling On Air YouTube channel.

I would love to know what you thought of School Counseling On Air and what topics you would like to see as School Counseling On Air Hangouts in the future! Please comment below! :) 

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.



Thursday, February 7, 2013

#SCCHAT Transcript: Using Data to Create Opportunities for Academic Success (February 5, 2013)

Our February #SCCHAT was held on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at 8pmEST. The topic was Using Data to Create Opportunities for Academic Success. Franciene Sabens (@FSabens) moderated the chat.

It was exciting to have a #SCCHAT occur during National School Counseling Week! We chatted about definitions of student success and ways that school counselors can support student success. Check out the full chat transcript here!

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

For transcripts of previous #SCCHATs, schedules for future School Counselor Tweet Chats, and information on how to participate, visit #SCCHAT Info:http://bit.ly/scchat-info.

The next School Counselor Tweet Chat is on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at 8pmEST. We are currently looking a moderator and topic for March. If you are interested in moderating, please email me or direct message me on Twitter.

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.

New Free Spirit Post: How Teachers, Administrators, and School Staff Can Celebrate School Counselors

I have a new post on Free Spirit Publishing's Blog! I can't believe National School Counseling Week is almost over! It is not too late to celebrate a school counselor in your life! In my latest post National School Counseling Week Part 2 for  Free Spirit Publishing's Blog, I share tips and ideas of how to teachers, administrators, and school staff can celebrate school counselors!  You can use these ideas to celebrate school counselors in your life or pamper yourself!


How does your school celebrate National School Counseling Week? Do teachers, administrators, or school staff do anything special for you during National School Counseling Week?

Please share your comments and ideas in the comment section of my post!

If you are a school counselor blogger share your National School Counseling Week ideas with us by linking up at the National School Counseling Week Link Party I am hosting!

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.



YouTube Video of #SCOA "What I Wish I Knew Wednesday" Now Available

Wow! It was such an amazing experience doing my first ever live on air Google hangout! It was so much fun chatting with my blogger buddy, +Andrea Burston of JYJoyner Counselor blog about life as a graduate student and new school counselor.

During What I Wish I Knew Wednesday, we covered lots of topics, including picking a graduate school, making the most of your internship experience, networking, making connections, interviewing, and other words of wisdom for graduate students and new school counselors. We also answered questions from the audience on Google+ and Twitter.

If you missed the live hangout, no worries! You can now watch the archived YouTube video of What I Wish I Knew Wednesday!


There are still lots of amazing School Counseling On Air presentations planned for this week! Check out the schedule below.  If you missed a live hangout you can view the archived presentation on the School Counseling On Air YouTube page!


What words of wisdom would you share with graduate students and new 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, February 6, 2013

LIVE School Counseling On Air Broadcast of "What I Wish I Knew Wednesday" at 8pmEST #SCOA

I will be broadcasting LIVE on Google+ tonight at 8pmEST to bring you What I Wish I Knew Wednesday as part of the School Counseling On Air Series! Special guests, +Andrea Burston+Tabitha Panariso, and +Franciene Sabens, will be joining me to discuss navigating graduate school and a career as a professional school counselor. We will share tips, info, and resources. A Q and A will follow. I encourage you to stop by to ask questions on the What I Wish I Knew Wednesday page or ask questions live on Twitter using the hashtag  #SCOA.

The School Counseling On Air event will also appear LIVE in this post!

LIVE BROADCAST (WHEN AVAILABLE)
Check back soon! (February 6, 2013 around 7:50 pm EST)


The SCOA event will be archived as a YouTube video about an hour after the event.

Check out all of the other amazing School Counseling On Air presentations planned for this week!


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.


Monday, February 4, 2013

New Free Spirit Publishing Post: Ways for School Counselors to Celebrate National School Counseling Week!

I have a new post on Free Spirit Publishing's Blog! I can't believe it is National School Counseling Week already! If you haven't made plans on how to celebrate National School Counseling Week at your school, no worries! In my latest post Ways for School Counselors to Celebrate National School Counseling Week for  Free Spirit Publishing's Blog, I share tips and ideas of how to celebrate National School Counseling week while advocating for your role as a school counselor!


How are you celebrating National School Counseling Week at your school? 

Please share your comments and ideas in the comment section of my post!

If you are a school counselor blogger share your National School Counseling Week ideas with us by linking up at the National School Counseling Week Link Party I am hosting!

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.



Sunday, February 3, 2013

National School Counseling Week Link Party!

In celebration of National School Counseling Week I am hosting my first ever Link Party!



I know lots of school counselor bloggers out there have ideas, lessons, and resources to share related to National School Counseling week. What better way to celebrate and share together than a link party?! Everyone is invited to link up to celebrate National School Counseling Week!



To participate in the National School Counseling Week Link Party:
  • Create a post titled "National School Counseling Week Link Party!"
  • Write a post about one of the following:
    • how you plan to celebrate National School Counseling Week at Your School
    • your favorite ideas, lessons, resources, etc. related to NSCW
    • a collection of things you have done to celebrate NSCW in the past
  • Place the National School Counseling Week Link Party Logo (above) in your post.
  • Submit your blog post using the Inlinkz tool below.
  • Make sure you link to the actual post URL not just your blog URL.
  • CELEBRATE by sharing what you are doing and applauding what others are doing! :)
  • If you are not a blogger, but have an idea to share, please comment in the comment section!

How do you plan to celebrate National School Counseling Week?

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, February 2, 2013

#SCCHAT: Using Data to Create Opportunities for Academic Success

The next School Counselor Tweet Chat is Tuesday, February 5th at 8pmEST.

The topic for this month's School Counselor Tweet Chat is Using Data to Create Opportunities for Academic SuccessFranciene Sabens (@FSabens) will be moderating the chat.

We will be tweeting ways you can use data to create programming to support your students' academic success. We will tweet about tools and resources you can use to collect and analyze data.

We look forward to tweeting with you!

Join School Counselor Blog
and SCOPE for #scchat the first Tuesday of the month @ 8pmEST!  For transcripts of previous #SCCHATs, schedules for future School Counselor Tweet Chats, and information on how to participate, visit #SCCHAT Info: http://bit.ly/scchat-info.

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

Dr. 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.


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