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Helping Your Child Tune Out the Noise

As a college admissions consultant, I share my enthusiasm and genuine excitement about the college process with my students. Sometimes, I am greeted with an equal level of engagement and interest. Other times, I am met with disengaged students who are feeling stressed, frustrated or even angry. Why is this the case? Senior year is Read More

Wait, How Do I Write This Email!?

Email Etiquette and Tips What is “Etiquette”? The customary code of polite behavior in social and professional settings Here are 5 basic rules you should try to adhere to: Rule #1: Always include a subject and include the recipient’s name in the greeting Rule #2: Do not write in ALL CAPITALS! Writing in all capitals Read More

Seniors Coping with the Covid Quarantine

There is no doubt that this is the saddest senior class of all time, and rightfully so. They have missed out on opportunities they have waited for for 13 years. When I talk to high school seniors they talk about how they feel robbed of experiences and opportunities. Many of them are sad and depressed. Read More

Counselors as School Leaders – Your Most Important Role

A school counselor does more than meet with students – they are uniquely qualified to bridge gaps in communication and understanding between administration, students and parents. They are a crucial part of the school leadership team, as schools and staff are seeing increasing demands placed on them from state standards, legislation, district requirements, parents and Read More

Five Recommendations on How to Become a Stand Out School Counselor

1. Promote a Safe School Climate Safe, inclusive, and positive school climates provide students with supports (i.e. social and emotional learning).  How can school counselors do this effectively? Some suggestions include… Listen. People need to feel heard. Students, parents, teachers, secretaries, even the principals. Assist students in developing social and emotional competencies like self management, Read More

The Importance of Experiential Learning and Community Service Work

Regardless of where you want to attend college and what you’d like to study, you should seriously consider getting involved in some community service work – both in high school and  then in college as well!  I’m not talking about the type of community service work you do to satisfy a requirement or to pad your resume.  Read More

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