Why Tieks Flats Beat ALL Other Work Shoes

Monday, October 30, 2017
First things first: I am not being endorsed by Tieks shoes by any means (though I would welcome any signing bonuses, new pairs of shoes, or anything else they'd want to offer me). I just wanted to give an honest review for these shoes I've grown to love a lot!

As school counselors, we are on our feet a lot! It's normal to have a day where you hit your "step goal" by morning time. It's hard to find something comfortable yet lasting that will support your feet day in and day out!

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How To Inspire a College Going Culture... with College Bingo

Monday, October 23, 2017
In our state, College Application Day is an initiative to promote the college-going culture and encourage students to complete college applications with the help of school counselors and admissions representatives. Though the day is centered around our seniors, our teachers buy in as they wear their alma mater's colors or a t-shirt from their school!

I used this activity on College Application Day as a way to involve the rest of the student body! Students could pick up a College Bingo sheet from a folder outside of our school counseling office. They spent their day collecting signatures/initials from teachers to obtain BINGO! in two directions. Once they did this, they returned their sheet to the school counseling office. It was one simple thing to add to our programming for the day. I even had an administrator participate and rave about how it helped her get to know teachers she wouldn't normally interact with!

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How To Inspire a College Going Culture... with College Application Day Pennants

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

I made these "college pennants" for our College Application Day! This is a school wide celebration to promote a college-going culture. 

Our seniors can sign up for 45 minute time slots throughout the day to come fill out applications, have fees waived to colleges, and get help from school counselors and college representatives. 

When they finished, they took an exit survey and filled in/colored a pennant. We hung these on a bulletin board. It will be fun to celebrate with them when they get IN to schools, but it's also exciting to celebrate on the front end as they APPLY to schools. For some students and their parents, they never thought they'd see this day!
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