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Coping with Coronavirus: What Students Need to Know

Current students–like most of us– have never experienced anything like the 2020 pandemic. With schools closing and events being cancelled, normal life has been greatly disrupted. High school closings means no athletics, clubs, proms or other social events. It’s a really big loss for many students. Juniors applying to college will not be able to Read More

Secondary Schools College Admissions Services Update

The Secondary Schools College Admission Services Update is now available. It provides secondary schools professionals an opportunity to report on the current admission-related services at their schools and organizations under these unprecedented circumstances. This is a tool created by NACAC. With so many schools closed or otherwise disrupted, it’s a challenge for counselors to provide Read More

The top 10 most read LINK for Counselors blog posts of 2019

We posted many blogs in 2019 in our E-newsletter that goes out bi-weekly during the school year. These are the top 10 based on click throughs to the blog post: 1. Summer internships for High School Students – January 9, 2019 e-newsletter 2.  The Truth About Extracurricular Activities and Highly Selective Colleges – May 15, Read More

Train Your Mind to Think New Thoughts

If you want to think new thoughts, you have to know what you are already thinking. Your brain wants to think things that it has always thought. For example, try brushing your teeth with your left hand. It is hard, because it is something that your brain is not used to doing.  You also want Read More

Free Downloadable STEM Posters: Embed STEM in the School Culture

The first week of December is nationally recognized in schools as “Computer Science Education Week” or “CSEd Week.” This is a week dedicated to providing students in all grade levels with opportunities to learn about computer science (CS). Many schools get started with free curriculum from organizations such as: Code.org Scratch (MIT) CS First (Google) Read More

Two e-books available with some great information for your students

Nina Berber counsels at an independent school and also has her own private practice. She has put together two great e-books that are available for you and your students. Supplementing the College Supplement While many books and articles provide college applicants with guidance on the personal statement, there are not many resources about the college Read More

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