Five For Friday – 09.26.14

Five for Friday

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!

vasc blog - Marketable Skills

1. Check out a blog post on VASC from our own Linda Grubba, a Counselor Supervisor in Virgina! “Being able to tell a perspective employer that you know how to implement and maintain mediation services in school will definitely be a plus.”

via Marketable Skills – Virginia Alliance for School Counseling.


2. “Dweck’s research, which focuses on what makes people seek challenging tasks, persist through difficulty and do well over time, has shown that many girls believe their abilities are fixed, that individuals are born with gifts and can’t change. Her research finds that when girls think this way, they often give up, rather than persisting through difficulties. They don’t think they possess the ability to improve, and nowhere is the phenomenon stronger than in math.”

via Giving Good Praise to Girls: What Messages Stick | MindShift.

3. October is National Bullying Prevention Month and Edutopia has lined up some great resources. “Each October, individuals and organizations nationwide work together to raise awareness of bullying during National Bullying Prevention Month, an initiative of the PACER Center. Whether you are an educator, education leader, parent, or other community member, you can take action to prevent bullying and harassment by fostering a culture of caring and respect in your school, home, and community. Use the resources below to support your efforts. In addition, consider participating in Edutopia’s community to share your own insights and resources about bullying prevention.”

via Resources to Fight Bullying and Harassment at School | Edutopia.

Mia Christopher

4. “[Student Led Conferences] encourages students to reflect on the connection between the effort they have made and the quality of their work. To this end, he asks them to choose three examples that help them tell their parents a deeper story: one that shows they have recognized both a personal strength and an area in which they are struggling. Most students, he says, have never thought about their learning in this way. Nor have most of their parents.

via Why Students Should Take the Lead in Parent-Teacher Conferences | MindShift.


5. “Close to 9,000 counselors – ACA members and nonmembers alike – were surveyed in the fall of 2013 to determine the average salaries. As a whole, counselors’ retirement, health care and other employer-sponsored benefits were found to exceed national standards.”

via ACA’s first counselor compensation study reports varied pay, good benefits | Counseling Today.


We wish you a wonderful weekend and END to September!



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