Tuesday, December 20, 2016

School suspensions are an adult behavior | Rosemarie Allen | TEDxMileHigh

There is an epidemic of school suspensions in the U.S. and the downstream consequences are severe. Adults suspend students, and while that may sound obvious, Rosemarie Allen realized that the problem might be the solution. When dealing with the difficult behaviors of children, what if we turned our focus inward?

Dr. Rosemarie Allen works passionately to ensure that children have access to high-quality early childhood programs that are developmentally and culturally appropriate. She teaches classes at Metro State University focused on raising teachers’ awareness of the impact equity, privilege, and power can have in the classroom. Dr. Allen serves as an intern on the Early Childhood Task Force with President Obama’s “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative and is a respected keynote speaker on culturally responsive practices and cultural competence.

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8nkcRMZKV4

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

"The Signs" Teen Dating Violence PSA produced by Digital Bodega

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month



"The Signs" Teen Dating Violence PSA produced by Digital Bodega of the Ghetto Film School in collaboration with agencies from Long Island, NY.

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=He1pu4VwKdM



Thursday, December 8, 2016

The Saber Roar 807 Special Edition

Franklin High School students are starting a kindness movement.  Step up, not back.  Be kind, Franklin.

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQZdkszh484



Saturday, December 3, 2016

Heritage High School in Brentwood, CA wanted to show a little love for their awesome campus police officer.

Heritage High School in Brentwood, CA wanted to show a little love for their awesome campus police officer.  Here's a look at how they honored him with this DUDE. be nice Project. Watch more of this good stuff at dudebenice.com. Shot and edited by Kyle White!

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1uAp69IJnk


Monday, October 31, 2016

Generation Z Goes to College

What are the unique characteristics of Generation Z, or those born from 1995-2010? How should our college and university organizations, environments, policies, and curriculum adapt to best meet the needs of this newest generation to come to campus? What do student affairs educators need to know to best engage and connect with students from Generation Z? Corey Seemiller and Meghan Grace, authors of Generation Z Goes to College, write, “Although some characteristics may look similar to the Millennial Generation, Generation Z brings a whole new set of attributes and experiences to higher education.”


Sunday, October 9, 2016

Touching Strangers

As part of our continuing series "On the Road," Steve Hartman meets a New York photographer who asks strangers on the street to pose as though they're couples, friends or family.
Published on Aug 2, 2013
Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SELDTUaHRxQ

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Love Yourself - School Counselor Introduction




From Emmy Marvin

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLtmvusFeKw

Hi, fellow counselors! I wanted to share a fun little video I made over the long weekend. I am a first-year counselor in Ripon, WI. I made this to share with my elementary school students this week as part of my introduction! I hope it is a fun way for them to engage with me and get a better picture of what I do!

For those who have asked - the entire thing was created with an iPad. I bought the karaoke version of the song from iTunes, and used a website called Transposr to get it into the right key for my voice. I then recorded the track with Garage Band (an app all iPads have). I filmed the entire thing with an iPad camera, and then edited it using iMovie (another standard iPad app). The entire thing, start to finish, took 3 hours. The apps on the iPad are SUPER user friendly! My advice is to have a game plan going into filming so you can film in order - it will save a TON of editing time!
LYRICS BELOW FOR THOSE WHO ASKED!! Feel free to show the video, or better yet feel free to modify the lyrics and create your own!
For all the times you may be havin’ a bad day
All you have to do is say my name
Don’t be scared to ask for me, for goodness sake
Don’t want you cryin’ on your own, with heartache
So I wanted to write a song
Cause I didn’t want anyone thinkin’ I don’t care, I do
And, I am here for you when
When you need someone to lean on
And I-think you should know somethin’, so I made this soundtrack
So you understand that
That I really like you, and I mean everyone
And I’m here to help you so we all get along
And to-teach you those skills is my job
So we-all know what’s going on
I hope you know
My office is a safe zone
So if you’d like, some help, it don’t take much
Oh, you can sign this slip yourself
You’ll see me in, your rooms, so I can teach you
Teach you all just how to love yourselves
Now I will teach you how to treat your school friends
And how to most effectively talk to them
We’ll learn to have a growth mindset and listen
We’ll talk about diversity and kindness
And we’re probably gonna sing some songs
Learn about respect, responsibility, n’ leadership
The Tiger Way, you know it
And we’ll talk about your self-esteem
Cause I think you should know somethin’, as a matter of fact
I should really tell you that
That I really like you, and I mean everyone
And I’m here to help you so we all get along
And to teach you those skills is my job
So we-all know what’s going on
I hope you know
My office is a safe zone
So if you’d like, some help, it don’t take much
Oh, you can sign this slip yourself
You’ll see me in, your rooms, so I can teach you
Teach you all just how to love yourselves
{INSTRUMENTAL}
For all the times you may be feelin’ so small
Or for the times when you feel nothing at all
Don’t ever be afraid to come down my hall
You can even play with my cool stress balls
So if you’d like, some help, it don’t take much
Oh, you can sign this slip yourself
You’ll see me in, your rooms, so I can teach you
Teach you all just how to love yourselves
So if you’d like, some help, it don’t take much
Oh, you can sign this slip yourself
You’ll see me in, your rooms, so I can teach you
Teach you all just how to love yourselves

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Spread The Love Project





Published on Jun 24, 2016

Recommendations for viewing: Turn your speaker volume all the way up and change the viewer settings to 1080p HD!

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vzkqx0WdW_Q&feature=youtu.be

Spread The Love Project





Published on Jun 24, 2016

Recommendations for viewing: Turn your speaker volume all the way up and change the viewer settings to 1080p HD!

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vzkqx0WdW_Q&feature=youtu.be

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Friday, July 15, 2016

The Heart of Digital Citizenship | Anne Collier | TEDxGeneva

Published on Jun 16, 2016
Digital citizenship is an intriguing but still very abstract idea with a dark past and great potential. A journalist who has followed youth Internet safety and citizenship for nearly 20 years, Anne Collier looks at what digital citizenship is, the struggle it emerged from, and five ways adult society can make it engaging and useful to young citizens, the heart of any digital citizenship discussion about youth.

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uww2XHnijKw

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Kid President's Guide to Making a New Friend

Published on Jul 14, 2016
Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OoHdwUEfBts

Kid President is on a mission to meet lots of awesome kids! #YearoftheKid

Sometimes meeting new people can be scary. What if they're too different and we don't get along? What if things get really, really awkward? Well, Kid President says, embrace the AWKWARD!
Meet Donna: And awesome 14 year old girl who loves softball and hates bananas. Kid President and Donna try some weird foods together, play catch, talk about religion, and GET AWKWARD WITH IT!

Saturday, June 25, 2016

3 Tips on Negotiations, with FBI Negotiator Chris Voss

Our brains react subconsciously to what is said during business negotiations. To succeed, it's important to choose your words carefully and be aware of the tone of your voice. Chris Voss is the author of "Never Split the Difference: Negotiating as If Your Life Depended on It" (http://goo.gl/04OgLC).

Friday, June 3, 2016

Empathy is a Verb | Michele Borba | TEDxTraverseCity

Source: http://tedxtalks.ted.com/video/Empathy-is-a-Verb-Michele-Borba


Educational psychologist and author, Michele Borba, shares her decade-long journey to discover how to optimize human potential. Surprisingly, it was children from Canada to Rwanda who offered the three best ideas to cultivate empathy. The best news: if applying those simple strategies together we can revolutionize society and build the best investment for our future: human capital.

Michele Borba, Ed.D. is an internationally renowned educator, award-winning author, and parenting, child and bullying expert recognized for her solution-based strategies to strengthen children’s empathy and social-emotional intelligence and character, and reduce peer cruelty. A sought-after motivational speaker, she has presented keynotes throughout North America, South America, Europe, Asia and the South Pacific and served as a consultant to hundreds of schools and corporations including the Pentagon and 18 US Army bases in Europe and the Asian-Pacific. Her proposal: “Ending School Violence and Bullying” (SB1667) was signed into California law in 2002. She offers realistic, research-based advice culled from a career of working with over one million parents and educators worldwide. She is the author of 24 books, including UNSELFIE: Surprising Role of Empathy to Predict Children’s Happiness and Success (Simon & Schuster, 2016).

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx

Added Jun 2, 2016

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

How to Win at Negotiations: Get a “No” and a “That’s Right,” with FBI Ne...

Good to know when negotiating counseling duties, working in parent conferences, and even helping kids with behavior/choices.



Monday, May 16, 2016

Get awesome with data!

Start of Summer Special

50% Off!

You'll be more ready to use data next year because you will have practiced this summer using the new online Data Boot Camp for School Counselors, Administrators, and Educators program (DBC 2.0). This second edition is bigger, better, and completely online.  As a result of learning more about data and Microsoft Excel, you will be better able to monitor student progress and communicate to other stake holders about how your work is making a positive difference in the lives of clients.

You can see a list of all the lessons and competencies included in the DBC 2.0 here.
myDataBootCamp flyer

Thursday, April 28, 2016

A Look at Race Relations through a Child's Eyes

Anderson Cooper details a study that seeks to gain insight into the way black and white children perceive each other.



Four important parenting tips

Julie Lythcott-Haims offers parenting tips from her book, "How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success." (Mike Johnson)

Read this:

Then read this:

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Our Family

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTqC4U_98Xo





In Our Family, children share stories about all kinds of families. Today's children come from families living in one home or two, some are being raised by one mom or one dad, or they might have two parents/caregivers or live with grandparents or other family members. Others have parents/caregivers of different ethnic backgrounds, or who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. And some children are adopted or live in blended families. This short film is a collaboration between Our Family Coalition and Not In Our Town to encourage conversation about the many diverse family constellations, to give children the opportunity to see and appreciate their own families, and to be open and respectful to those who are different from them.

A Lesson about the Psychology of Meetings from SNL and Google


Saturday, March 19, 2016

Creating a thermometer chart in Microsoft Excel

Source: http://schoolcounselor.com/creating-a-thermometer-chart-in-microsoft-excel/

A thermometer is a common way to measure intensity and this also works well for depicting student progress in a fun way. This video shows you how to do it with “percent of homework completion” as the outcome. This video is included among many others in the online workshop at mydatabootcamp.com.

PDF Tricks

Deal with PDF files more effectively and efficiently by learning how to:
  • Complete a form that does not have fillable fields.
  • Insert your signature
  • Email the completed form from right within the application (in this case, Foxit PDF Reader)
  • Summarize Comments made in the PDF
  • Merge and split PDF files with ease.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Any advice about using social networks?

Google Docs: Type with your voice

WOW! You can now even use commands to edit and format your document when you voice type. For example, "Select paragraph," "italics," or "Go to the end of the line."

For a list of commands, go here: https://support.google.com/docs/answer/4492226

Friday, February 26, 2016

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Fascinating machines!





Awesome Machines
Fascinating machines! Now let’s automate them all.
Posted by Hashem Al-Ghaili on Saturday, January 30, 2016

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Katherine Pastor #SCOY 2016

Source: American School Counselor Association
Published on Dec 3, 2015
Video used for the nomination process for Katherine Pastor and the 2016 ASCA School Counselor of the year #SCOY