Yes, I made up a word, but I love it!! I’m sure I’m not the first to use it!
On April 24, 2012- I launched Savvy School Counselor. I can’t believe it’s already been one whole year! Wow!
Although I had five posts up on my launch day, my official launch day post was 8 Tips New Test Takers Should Know. It was right around this time that my school was gearing up for the end-of-grade tests, and I created the activity to do with my third grade friends.
I had the support of wonderful bloggers like Andrea Burston and Marissa Rex from the very beginning, and I appreciate that support more than I can ever say.
So, I just want to say a big THANK YOU to all of you who follow Savvy School Counselor and who have made my first year as a blogger a wonderful year. I was really hoping I’d get the chance to meet many of you face to face in Philly at the ASCA Conference, but I will not be able to make it this year. However, I am determined to be in Orlando, Florida for the 2014 conference.
Now that I have a year under my belt, I want to begin inviting guest bloggers. I remember how appreciative I was to Barbara Gruener for giving me the opportunity last summer to write a guest post for her wonderful blog. I was just about three months into my blog at the time. I would love to offer the same opportunity to other new school counseling bloggers. So, if you are reading this and would like to write a guest blog post for Savvy School Counselor, be on the lookout for more information coming soon.
Stick around! You can follow Savvy School Counselor with free email updates. You can also follow my TpT Store to keep up with my latest products and freebies. I’m looking forward to continuing this journey with all of you! Thank you again for a great first year!!
I’m excited to join Marissa Rex of Elementary School Counseling.org for her 2013 School Counseling Linky Party! Per her instructions, I have listed my best blog feature, my favorite blog post, my most popular blog post, and my top 5 school counseling blogs I follow.
While pursuing National Board certification in 2008-09, I had a very difficult time finding support specific to school counselors. I was able to find little tidbits here and there, but most of what I found was pretty general or just for teachers. When I decided to create Savvy School Counselor, including NBPTS support for school counselors was one of my main focuses. The process can be so overwhelming. So, I have included a page on my blog with posts that break down the process for school counselors. I am very happy to have found a way to help others on their NBPTS journey. You can check out all of my NBPTS posts by clicking here.
I conduct Lunch Bunch groups regularly at my school. It is a time for me to work with and get to know more of the students at my school who may not otherwise attend a regular small group. It allows me to tackle several topics throughout the school year. It also gives me an opportunity to highlight good behavior. Lunch Bunch Anyone? is a series of posts that I will continue to write that share how I conduct the group sessions along with some activities I use.
With over 20,500 views to date, my most popular blog post is 8 Tips New Test Takers Should Know. This was one of my first blog posts when I launched back in late April of 2012. I was amazed at how many people like this idea. I believe it remains my most popular post because it wasn’t just something school counselors could utilize. Many who pinned this on Pinterest are teachers.
Just look at the “My Favorites” page to see my top five blogs. Although I will be “spotting” some of my other favorites in the new year, I took the time in 2012 to highlight the following five blogs:
School Counseling By Heart
Create a blog post titled “School Counseling Linky Party 2013.”
Place the Linky Party logo (above) in your post.
Answer the questions (above).
Submit your blog post link to Elementary School Counseling. Be sure to link to the actual post, not your homepage.