Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Resources to Help Children When Natural Disasters Occur


My heart goes out to all in Oklahoma. In the event you should need to answer questions or assist children in your part of the country, the American Counseling Association and the American School Counselor Association has put together resources to help counselors.

ACA Resources 

ASCA Resources

Monday, May 20, 2013

School Suicide Prevention Accreditation Program


If you are like the many other school divisions in the world, you have experienced a student suicide directly or indirectly. You may or may not have felt prepared or even well versed on the area to counsel students or even the adults in your building. My director has decided to put together a team of prevention specialists to assist our school division. These 8 school counselors will complete the self-paced School Suicide Prevention Accreditation Program, sponsored by the American Association of Suicidology. We hope to make a difference in the lives of our students by educating our faculty and staff on how to recognize warning signs. 

This is worth checking out...

Accredited Suicide Prevention Specialist

National Center for Education Statistics

What is it that you said you wanted to know again? Or needed to know about education? Your school? Your district? Need data on school crime? Dropouts? Common Core? Need a Peer Comparison Tool? This is the mother of all data and stats. Everything you need to know for your grad class, building committee report, advisory committee, district or state committee. You need it? This site has it! 

You must check it out!


National Center for Educational Statistics

It's Testing Season!


Hello Fellow School Counselors! I have missed you so. For the past 2 weeks I have coordinating district-wide AP testing and working 11 hour days. Over 10,000 tests were administered and I am finally catching up on my sleep. Although I now seem to have gotten a sinus infection. YUK!

I just want to say to all of you involved with end of the year testing (AP, IB, SOL, EOG, etc.), please take care of yourself! Get plenty of sleep, keep hydrated, wear comfy clothes and remember to pack a good lunch with plenty of good foods that you can munch on during the day.

See you on the other side!

National Center for Learning Disabilities

If you have not had the opportunity to check out this site, please do so. This is one of the most comprehensive sites I have seen. They have an awesome newsletter. Their site has tips for parents, the different types of LD, social and emotional skills, information on ADHD, Common Core, RTI, IEPs and 504s, bullying, adults with LD and rights of those with a LD.


National Center for Learning Disabilities