Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Smore Linky Party

There are so many educators out there using this cost effective tool to share information, I thought it would be great idea to host a Linky Party to bring all of our creative smore PR efforts into one place for others to browse & learn from.

To join the party just click the link below to add your smore profile page to the list. By adding your profile page readers will be able to check out smores you've already published and those you create in the future. If you don't have a smore account yet, sign up today-it's free! Take a look at some of my smores for education & business uses and create one to share in the party.

Smore is a great way for School Counselors to share data in a visually appealing way & educate stakeholders on what we do, I am working on a newsletter smore that will share data from everything I accomplished first semester. Smore is also an efficient & effective way for schools to share daily announcements. Smores can be printed, emailed, shared through social media outlets and embedded into webpages; your reach is limitless with smore.

SCOPE offered a brief, informative webinar on how to use smore last month. If you are not sure how to create a smore take a look at the webinar.

Please comment below on how you, your department or school uses smore and add your smore profile to the Linky Party below!



Friday, January 3, 2014

Real Simple Quotes

I am working on spending more time "unplugging" and reading books & magazines more this year. The great part about this new resolution is that people send me magazine subscriptions every year for Christmas. 

Shamefully I am just now getting into the August 2013 copy of my Real Simple magazine. As a disclaimer, I do usually flip through them when I get them to check out the seasonable recipes.

One great feature I came across in this issue asks readers, "What is the best advice you've gotten from a book?" 

So many great pieces of advice were shared, but this one really speaks to me today: "We either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves strong. The amount of energy is the same." (Journey to Ictlan by Don Juan Matus)

As people and professional school counselors we have a choice; we can use our obstacles as excuses & allow them to make us miserable in our chosen profession, or we can work within our structure to build bridges through education & make ourselves, our profession & our programs stronger.

What is the best advice you've gotten from a book?

What magazines do you read or subscribe to.

Share your comments below.