Quiz: Are you a motivational counselor?

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    How I Became a School Psychologist

    How I Became a School Psychologist
    What is a School Psychologist anyway? Personally, I don't recall any school psychologists in the schools I attended growing up. Perhaps I wasn't the type to be referred to said psychologist as I LOVED SCHOOL. I do seem to recall there being counselors who helped you pick your schedule, but I was certainly unaware there was such a field as "School ...
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    4 Education Career Lessons From TV

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/vagueonthehow/ / CC BY 2.0 1. Once More With Feeling The Show: Glee Like any other classic tale of geeks banding together in the face of adversity, the outcast characters of Fox's Glee made drama and singing cool again. An aspiring Broadway starlet, the captain of the football team, the head cheerleader, and the lowest of social misfits on the school ...
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    Does Student Retention Work?

    Does Student Retention Work?
    Every March, I get a slew of new referrals for testing students for learning disabilities, ADHD, and other disabilities, as the sheer panic of “What is going to happen to this student in X+1 grade???” (Where X is the child’s current grade, plus one. See? Algebra is useful after all.) I hear parents and teachers wonder out loud how the kid ...
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    The Non-Glamorous Side of School Psychology: Thrice Bitten, Not Shy

    The Non-Glamorous Side of School Psychology: Thrice Bitten, Not Shy
    I posted once on my Facebook Fan Page that I was "writing reports, which is the non-glamorous side of school psychology." One of my wonderful colleagues wrote back, "Wait, there's a glamorous side???" Okay, so there's not really a glamorous side, but I try to tell the cyberworld the truth of this profession--the warm fuzzies, the cold pricklies, and the insane. ...
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    Top 10 Things I Do All Day as a School Psychologist

    Top 10 Things I Do All Day as a School Psychologist
    (In descending order of how much time I spend doing it) 10) Tracking down the yoots*, aka poking my head into classrooms and trying not to be disruptive while children yell, “Take me! I need therapy!” or “I a’int no f*ing special ed! No!!!” 9) Tracking down teachers to talk about the yoots, trying to get information from them while they ...
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    No Fair! All Schools Are Not Created Equal

    No Fair! All Schools Are Not Created Equal
    I was recently assigned a new school, which I will affectionately call Stepford Elementary School. Now, I am typically assigned to the schools no one wants, by request. If someone makes a face like they are smelling something bad when I say the school’s name, all the better. I like being at cocktail parties and saying, “I coaxed a child wielding ...
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    Top 10 Rules to Give Students Applying to College

    Top 10 Rules to Give Students Applying to College
    1. Talk To Your Counselor. Between the books in the counselor’s office, and the knowledge in your counselor’s head, he or she will be a virtual treasure trove of information. Take advantage of the opportunities you have to work with a counselor to make plans for your future. Many counselors know more than any one book or website, and they are ...
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    FastWeb Materials Available

    FastWeb Materials Available
    Now that the new school year is back in full swing, we wanted to let you know what FastWeb has been up to. The FastWeb website has been update and improved. The new FastWeb website still includes over 1.5 million scholarships and now includes financial aid information, admissions information, internship opportunities, discussion groups and so much more. Students and their parents ...
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    Free To Be You and Me (and Pee?)

    Free To Be You and Me (and Pee?)
    A big part of my job is doing observations of kids in their learning environments. I find it shocking that there are psychologists who don’t visit the kid’s school when they are testing for learning disabilities, or any disability for that matter. To me, it seems like common sense that if you want to see how someone learns you go to ...
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    Too Many Students See College As Out Of Reach

    Too Many Students See College As Out Of Reach
    In Connecticut each year, there are more than 10,000 well-qualified, thoroughly prepared students who graduate from high school but do not go on to attend college. Their reasons vary, but a recent study suggests that many of them could be in college, if only they knew more about how to pursue a college education. For them, and for our state, their ...
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