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:
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.