Five for Friday – 8.29.14

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Hey VASC Members! Five for Friday is back! Hope you had a good Summer! Jump Start your long labor weekend with these interesting articles, educational links and resources we’ve been “pinning.” Follow ‘VASC School Counselor’ on Pinterest to get even more great resources! 1. “More than 18,000 people pass through …

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Advocacy Update!

VASC Advocacy Update August 14, 2014 Key Lobbying Efforts Succeed: SOL Reform: HB 930/SB 306 passed this past session and seriously reduced the number of SOLs given in grades 3-8. In addition to a 23% reduction in testing (from 22 to 17) the bills also set up the SOL Innovation …

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Is “Good Job” no good?

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Is “Good job!” no good? I can walk down the hallway of any school and hear at least three “Good job!” comments before reaching the cafeteria.  “That’s so great!” is common on the tongues of counselors and educators alike; however, could this type of praise lead to negative side effects …

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Five for Friday on hiatus!

Don’t worry, Five for Friday will return in August! If you are looking for some inspiration, take a look at past posts. More can be found on our facebook page, so be sure to check that out as well!

2014 Convention!

The 2014 VCA convention will be held at the Williamsburg Lodge on November 20-22. The keynote speaker is humorist and motivational speaker James Lloyd. Some think that there aren’t many workshops for school counselors at the VCA convention- but this couldn’t be further from the truth. Last year, we had …

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Five for Friday – 6.6.14

Hey VASC Members! It’s Five for Friday! Jump Start your weekend with these interesting articles, educational links and resources we’ve been “pinning.” Follow ‘VASC School Counselor’ on Pinterest to get even more great resources!   1. “At his last high school, Michael Liu cut class for weeks at a time. …

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Five for Friday – 05.23.14

Hey VASC Members! It’s Five for Friday! Jump Start your weekend with these interesting articles, educational links and resources we’ve been “pinning.” Follow ‘VASC School Counselor’ on Pinterest to get even more great resources!       1. 5 Keys to Social and Emotional Learning Success from Edutopia “Studies show that …

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Five for Friday 05.16.14

Hey VASC Members! It’s Five for Friday! Jump Start your weekend with these interesting articles, educational links and resources we’ve been “pinning.” Follow ‘VASC School Counselor’ on Pinterest to get even more great resources!   1. This is the best thing from this week hands down.  Maybe ever. 12 Things …

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Five for Friday – 5.9.14

Hey VASC Members! It’s Five for Friday! Jump Start your weekend with these interesting articles, educational links and resources we’ve been “pinning.” Follow ‘VASC School Counselor’ on Pinterest to get even more great resources!   Link 1 : Tips for Navigating a Job Fair/Interview from jyj counselor blog http://jyjoynercounselor.blogspot.com/2014/05/tips-for-navigating-job-fairinterview.html