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#NotAtASCA15 Chat Transcript: Virtually Following #ASCA15

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On Monday, June 29th at 8pmEST Dr. Erin Mason ( @ecmmason ) and I  @sch_counselor ) moderated the #NotAtASCA15 chat. We chatted about what we learned from following #ASCA15 online, what we missed about being able to attend an ASCA conference in person, and what it is like to follow the conference while #NotAtASCA15. Many school counselors shared they are hoping to attend #ASCA16 in New Orleans, LA. The dates for the 2016 ASCA Conference are July 9th through July 11th. Mark your calendar! You can view the #NotAtASCA15 chat transcript below or view the full transcript here . [ View the story "#NotAtASCA15 Chat" on Storify ] Did you enjoy connecting with other school counselors via Twitter? Join  School Counselor Blog  and  SCOP  for our monthly #SCCHAT! #SCCHAT takes place the first Tuesday of the month @ 8pmEST!  Visit #SCCHAT Info:  http://bit.ly/scchat-info  for transcripts of previous #SCCHATs, schedules for future School Counselor Tweet Chats, and inform

#NotAtASCA15 Chat - 6/29/15 at 8pmEST

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On Monday, June 29th at 8pmEST Dr. Erin Mason ( @ecmmason ) and I ( @sch_counselor ) will be moderating the #NotAtASCA15 chat. This chat is open for anyone interested in chatting about the #ASCA15 conference. While our school counselor colleagues are meeting up at #ASCA15 in person, we will be chatting online about resources and information we learned about by following the along online. We will create a transcript after the #NotAtASCA15 chat so you can access all the links and information that we share during the chat. Last year the #NotAtASCA14 chat was moderated by Connie Ward ( @ConnieMWard ). You can  view a transcript of the #NotAtASCA14  chat. There are lots of great links and resources shared during the #NotAtASCA14 chat! For more information about participating in a School Counselor Twitter chat, visit http://bit.ly/scchat-info . Comment below,  tweet ,  contact Danielle , or share on the  School Counselor Blog Facebook Page ! Danielle is a K-12 Certified Sch

Tips for Following the ASCA Conference Virtually When You are #NotAtASCA15

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Wish you were headed to the 2015 ASCA National Conference in Phoenix, AZ, but can't make it this year? This post is for you! This will be my first time virtually following the ASCA National Conference from home. As I mentioned in my previous post , I have attended the past four ASCA Conferences and will not be attending this year because we are awaiting the arrival of our first child in July! Below I will share some tips for following along with all the #ASCA15 buzz while at home or from your vacation destination! Get Familiar with Hashtags I really wish Dr. Erin Mason and I would have recorded our rendition of  Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon's #Hashtag Sketch  that we did during our presentation at the ASCA Conference last year. A hashtag is a basically a way to label a term so that it is searchable. For the ASCA Conference this year, the hashtag is #ASCA15.  If you do a search on social media sites for this hashtag, you will find all the messages that use this t

Tips for Attending Your First ASCA Conference In Real Life (IRL)

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Four years ago today I was on my way to my first American School Counselor Association Conference in Seattle, Washington . I had no idea what to expect and I definitely did not realize how this single experience would significantly change my life. I went on to attend the ASCA conference each year since my first time - #ASCA12 in Minneapolis, Minnesota , #ASCA13 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania , and #ASCA14 in Orlando, Florida - a total of four times so far. I have so many great memories of from past ASCA Conferences. This year, I will not be traveling to the ASCA Conference because we are awaiting the birth of our first child. Although I am sad I will not be attending and being around so many amazing school counselors in person, I feel fortunate that we have such a powerful school counseling presence online, via Twitter and other social media sites, that we can connect virtually, even if we are not able to attend the conference. Below I share some tips for attending your first ASC

Budget-Friendly Summer Family Fun: Free Spirit Publishing Post

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It is officially summer! I hope you are doing things to rest, relax, and rejuvenate ! In my latest post for the Free Spirit Publishing Blog, I share ideas for  Budget-Friendly Summer Family Fun .  What budget-friendly summer family fun have you had or plan to have this summer? 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,  tweet ,  contact Danielle , or share on the  School Counselor Blog Facebook Page ! Danielle is a K-12 Certified School Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), and blogger at  School Counselor Blog , a place where school counselors share innovative ideas,  creative lesson plans,  and quality resources. Connect with Danielle

April #SCCHAT Transcript: Evidenced Based School Counseling Conference (EBSC) Re-Cap

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The topic of the April #SCCHAT was  Evidenced Based School Counseling (EBSC) Conference Re-Cap.    The chat was moderated by: - Dr. Erin Mason , Counselor Educator extraordinaire and founder of  SCOPE , a website dedicated to providing school counselors with quality information about using technology in their practice - Dylan Hackbarth , high school counselor in Northern Virginia - Chelsea Rose , high school counselor in Cincinnati, Ohio - Franciene Sabens , high school counselor in Souther Illinois - Jeannie Maddox , elementary school counselor in Florida School counselors shared highlights of the EBSC Conference and benefits of attending. You can view the transcript below or   read the full transcript here . For more information about #SCCHAT and transcripts from previous chats visit:  http://bit.ly/scchat-info . #SCCHAT occurs on the first Tuesday of the month unless otherwise specified.  To add the #SCCHAT schedule to your calendar  click here . [ View the sto

How to Handle Physical Fights at School: Free Spirit Post

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In my latest post for the Free Spirit Publishing Blog  How to Handle Physical Fights in School ,  I share measures schools can take to prevent physical violence and fights. What preventative measures does your school take related to physical fights? 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,  tweet ,  contact Danielle , or share on the  School Counselor Blog Facebook Page ! Danielle is a K-12 Certified School Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), and blogger at  School Counselor Blog , a place where school counselors share innovative ideas,  creative lesson plans,  and quality resources. Connect with Danielle via  email ,  Twitter , 

2015 School Counselor Tweet Up: School Counselor PLN Meet Up at #ASCA15

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This year Carol Miller of The Middle School Counselor Blog will be hosting the School Counselor Tweet Up at #ASCA15.  Each year this event has gotten bigger and bigger! If you have the opportunity to go to the ASCA Conference I highly recommend it! I have had such a great time each year. It is a wonderful opportunity to meet your online school counseling colleagues IRL (in real life). Check out the Smore Flyer below to get more details about the 2015 School Counselor Tweet Up! Not able to attend #ASCA15 this year? You can still benefit by following the conference backchannel on Twitter! Two years ago school counselors who were not able to attend even started a hashtag #notataASCA13! A #notatASCA14 chat was even hosted this past year! Since I will be very pregnant during the ASCA conference, I plan on living vicariously through conference attendee's tweets in the comfort of my own home. For ideas of how to make the most of the ASCA Conference if you are in attendance or fr

A Fun, Food-Filled Way of Announcing Your Pregnancy at Work

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The cat's out of the bag.... I'm pregnant! I am super excited to welcome Baby Schultz at the end of July! Life has been pretty crazy between working on a dissertation and planning for baby! Awhile back I announced my pregnancy at work. I thought I would share this idea with you all in case anyone is looking for a fun, food-filled way of announcing your pregnancy at work. I solicited my school counselor friend, Natasha, for cute work pregnancy announcement ideas.  She shared that someone she worked with brought in donuts and wrote the message "Eat up! My mommy doesn't want to be the only one with a belly! Love, Baby ______" on the lid. That was exactly the kind of idea I was looking for and involving food was a plus. What educator doesn't love free food?! I brought Dunkin Donuts and munchkins to work and put a sign inside the lid. Not a fan of donuts? You could use other types of sweets or snacks too! I brought the brownies below for my dist

Free Spirit Post: Tattling in Middle School

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Think tattling is just an elementary school issue? Think again! In my post for the Free Spirit Publishing Blog  Tattling in Middle School ,  I share ways you can teach middle schoolers about reporting vs. tattling. How do you teach about tattling and reporting at the middle school level? 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,  tweet ,  contact 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 Daniel

March #SCCHAT Transcript: Improving School Counselor Preparation

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The topic of the March #SCCHAT was  Improving School Counselor Preparation.    The chat was moderated by Dr. Erin Mason ( @ecmmason ) Counselor Educator extraordinaire and founder of  SCOPE , a website dedicated to providing school counselors with quality information about using technology in their practice. School counselors shared tips and recommendations on improving the preparation school counselors receive. You can view the transcript below or   read the full transcript here . For more information about #SCCHAT and transcripts from previous chats visit:  http://bit.ly/scchat-info . #SCCHAT occurs on the first Tuesday of the month unless otherwise specified.  To add the #SCCHAT schedule to your calendar  click here . [ View the story "March #SCCHAT: Improving School Counselor Preparation " on Storify ] Join us for our April #SCCHAT on April 7, 2015 at 8pmEST.  The topic is Evidenced Based School Counseling (EBSC) Conference Re-Cap with Dr. Erin Mason and g

Throwback Thursday: Positive School Wide Behavior Intervention and Support Video

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In honor of Throwback Thursday I thought I would share a video that the School Wide Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (SWPBIS) team created at my previous school to showcase and explain our SWPBIS Program. I have been thinking about this video a lot lately and I cannot believe I have never shared it with you. The population at our school was K-8 and we involved students in creating and starring in this video. Camp Curtin Elementary PBIS video from Skynine Live on Vimeo . We used this video to do full school refreshers of our program. We showed the video to new students and families to provide them with information about our school behavior expectations. It was a blast making this video with our excellent SWPBIS Team. The husband of one of the teachers I worked who is a professional videographer filmed and edited the video. If you have been a long time reader, you will notice that LaRRRy, our "Leopard Leader Recognition Mascot"  makes a few cameos!

New Student Check-In and M&M New Student Icebreakers: Welcoming NewStudents

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I wanted to share another activity that goes along with the welcoming new students theme. All students who are new to my district participate in a new student orientation. They are given a tour and do some icebreaker activities. I wanted to plan a check-in activity for students after they had been at the for month to see how their school year was going so far and if they had any questions now that the school year was up and running. I scheduled three meetings during students study hall period, which is about 40 minutes long. I scheduled a separate check-in for each grade level. I invited all students in the grade who started new to the district since the beginning of the school year. At the check-in, I had students first take a New Student Survey . You can view the survey and the questions I asked here . I created the survey using Google Forms. Since my school is a 1:1 ChromeBook school, students were able to take the survey online.  I used the results to see how students were

New Student Student Scavenger Hunt: Welcoming New Students After the School Year Starts

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I have been struggling to juggle the many things that have been going on in my life. Sadly, blogging has been one of the balls that has dropped. I keep wanting to publish a new post, but haven't known where to even start. I have lots of ideas for posts, but I can't seem to get them out of my head and into a post. Today I decided to just go for it... there is no time like the present. I decided to write about welcoming new students because I have had a few new students in the past few weeks. Looking through my drafts I realized that I had started this post last year and never published it. So, here we go... *** This is an idea that I used last year. This year I did not do the same thing, but I am hoping to do this again in the future for new 6th graders who come later in the year. I am planning to write a new post soon of what I am currently doing to welcome new students! *** Last school year I wanted to try some creative ways to welcome students who come after the school

February #SCCHAT Transcript: School Counselors Matter!

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The topic of the the February #SCCHAT was School Counselors Matter.    The chat was moderated by Danielle Schultz (me!) ( @sch_counselor ) Middle School Counselor, Counselor Education doctoral student, and blogger School Counselor Blog. School counselors shared ways that they show stakeholders that their school counseling programs matter, how they show students that they matter, and how they show colleagues that they matter. You can view the transcript below or   read the full transcript here . For more information about #SCCHAT and transcripts from previous chats visit:  http://bit.ly/scchat-info . #SCCHAT occurs on the first Tuesday of the month unless otherwise specified.  To add the #SCCHAT schedule to your calendar  click here . [ View the story "February #SCCHAT: School Counselors Matter!" on Storify ] Join us for our March #SCCHAT on March 3, 2014 at 8pmEST.  The topic is TBA. Check  #SCCHAT schedule  for details. Join  School Counselor Blog  an