Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Florida School Counselor Association (FSCA) September 2017 Newsletter

Florida School
September 14, 2017
Classroom Management
We hope you enjoy the new format of this newsletter, with valuable feature stories plus new information on programs, services and products for school counselors. Be sure to click on the display ads and sponsored content headlines in the gray boxes to learn more.
Preparation + Practice = Effective + Engaging Lessons
By Beth Jenkins
A critical part of program implementation involves delivery of core curriculum to all students. How can school counselors develop classroom management skills to best deliver the content identified as a need for all students? Here are five keys factors. Read more
Check out our new courses for grades 6-12!
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Preparing Students for a World of Opportunities
Attend the 2017 FSCA Convention at the beautiful DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Orlando at SeaWorld to learn, network, and rejuvenate. Learn more, register and make hotel reservations. Read more
National Online College Fair - Sept. 25, 2017 - Registration starts now Learn more
Classroom Management the Elementary Way
By Jaqueline Slemaker
Elementary classroom lessons let you establish positive working relationships, build rapport and market yourself and your program to students. These six techniques will help with students’ wide developmental range and other challenges. Read more
Are your students #MakingGlobalChange? Tell us how! Learn more
Middle School Classroom Management
By Jill Geltner
As young adolescents undergo physical changes, they also crave connection to peers – this combination is ideal for core curriculum delivery. Here are nine guidelines for working with classrooms of middle school students. Read more
Scholarships Available to Students Pursuing Careers in the Construction Industry Learn more
Classroom Management in High School
By Robert B. Jamison
There is more to high school classroom management than compliance. Learning by watching, knowing your students in and out of class, and understanding school culture will enhance those vital student/school counselor relationships. Read more
Legal & Ethical Classroom Considerations
By Carolyn Stone, Ed.D.
What do you do when a teacher won’t allow you in the classroom? Should you take action if a teacher’s chaotic classroom is negatively affecting students? Carolyn Stone provides the legal and ethical perspective. Read more
What Works: Handling Disruptive Students
Your peers share their best tips for working with disruptive students during classroom lessons at the elementary, middle and high school levels. Read more
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National Career Development Month (November)

Each year, the National Career Development Association (NCDA) celebrates National Career Development Month (November) with the annual Poetry and Poster Contest. In order to provide K-12 students and adults with an opportunity to participate, we need representatives from each state to collect the district winners and submit the entries electronically to the National Career Development Month Committee for the final round of judging. We are in need of NCD Month State Coordinators for the following states, AZ, HI, IL, IN, KS, KY, ME, MT, NE, NV, NH, SD, VT, WA, WV, and WY. State coordinators assist with celebrations for their state winners and forward the winning entries on to the national contest. This can all be done electronically, in coordination with the local contest coordinators in each state. If you are interested in volunteering as an NCDA Poetry & Poster Contest State Coordinator, please contact me directly at 

About the 52nd Annual Poetry and Poster Contest...

Every adult and student enrolled in public, private, and parochial schools in states with participating NCDA state divisions are eligible. A complete list of participating state divisions is available on the NCDA website

Contest division areas include: Primary Grades K - 2, Intermediate Grades 3 - 5, Middle Grades 6 - 8, Senior Grades 9 - 12, Adult Student 18 years and older enrolled in school, and Open Adult 18 years and older not enrolled in school (teachers, parents, and others interested in promoting career development). Each entry should celebrate and inspire career development with a positive tone while emphasizing this year's national theme, "Leading the Way to a Future Full of Possibilities." 
Winning entries from last year's contest can be seen on our webpage. 

National Career Development week is November 13-17, 2017 and 
National Career Development Day is November 15, 2017.

Leann M. Morgan, Ph.D., LPC, MCC
NCDA National Career Development Month Committee, Co-Chair
Associate Professor 
Department of Counseling & Human Services
University of Colorado Colorado Springs
(719) 255-3112

Monday, September 18, 2017

Monday, September 4, 2017

Licensing Specialist in Fort Myers, Florida

As a Licensing Specialist at Devereux, you will work with other dedicated professionals who share your passion for helping individuals in need. We offer:

  • Opportunities to make a positive impact on foster children and families
  • A chance to engage with the community and promote the importance and rewards of being a foster family
  • Professional growth and developed at the largest non-for-profit provider of services to children and families in Florida

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Florida provides programs and services for children and adolescents to receive treatment and healing to help overcome the challenges they are facing. Based out of Fort Myers, FL, this position is responsible for placing foster children, recruiting foster families, facilitating MAPP classes and licensing homes across Lee county.

Learn more:

Friday, September 1, 2017

Licensed Mental Health Professional AMIkids Southwest FL (Fort Myers, FL)

Location: AMIkids Southwest FL (Fort Myers, FL)
Job Code:8/7-180# of openings:1 Description
Every child has potential. Your role is to find it.
Are you the sort of individual who believes that every child-even the most challenging one-deserves a fair chance to succeed? Do you feel that if we resolve their problems and treat them with respect, they will respect us in return? If you embrace the belief that every life matters, and everyone has the potential for greatness, then you belong on the team at AMIkids . Nationally recognized, our non-profit organization is dedicated to offering the resources and support that every child within our community needs to become a well-adjusted, productive adult.
Offering motivating programs that inspire learning, leadership and personal growth, AMIkids has been helping at-risk kids shape promising futures since 1969. Through the years, others have shown their appreciation for our commitment to bettering the lives of children.
Now, you can be a part of this outstanding organization and help guide the way. Take the step. Make a difference.
Read more: Click HERE.

Stay in the Know: FGCU Department of Counseling

The Florida Gulf Coast University Department of Counseling maintains several methods for providing valuable information to current students, alumni, and our community.

News You Can Use Blog. This highly active blog is used to share announcements, links to resources, JOB opportunities, professional development events, and much more. You can click on a tag (e.g., jobs) to go directly to the information you want quickly. We recommend that you subscribe via email so you don’t miss a post.

Twitter.  The department posts and shares relevant and timely content so you can better be “in the know.”

Facebook. “Friend” our page, learn, share, contribute, connect, and re-connect!

Website. Learn more about our degree programs, field experiences, associations, admissions, faculty/staff, and much more.

Brief Video about our School Counseling Degree Program:

Brief Video about our Clinical Mental Health Counseling Degree Program:

The mission of Florida Gulf Coast University's (FGCU) Counseling Programs is to prepare exemplary professional practitioners, leaders, and scholars. The programs use a research-practitioner approach that integrates the use of current technology, supervised field experiences, scholarly inquiry, and intellectual and creative resources to work with an increasingly diverse and global society. The program trains counselors who work in pre-K through grade 12 schools, social service, government agencies, hospitals, community organizations, and private practice. The FGCU counseling programs educate well-rounded counselors who demonstrate competence included in the high standards as set forth by our accreditation and professional organizations.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Florida: School Counselors Needed in Lee County!

School Counselors Needed in Lee County! Two High Schools Hiring!

Estero High School
Please email resume and cover letter to  Mr. Clayton Simmons, Principal and Ms. Kim Baxa, Assistant Principal

Cypress Lake High School
Please email resume and cover letter to Ms. Angela Roles, Principal
Email address:

The certified school counselor provides leadership in the school through implementation of a data driven, comprehensive school counseling program aligned with the District and school’s mission to promote academic, social/emotional, and college/career development, while ensuring equity and access for all  students. School counselors have specialized knowledge and skills in the delivery of: individual and group counseling, curriculum development, assessment and interpretation, scheduling, consultation with students, families, and colleagues, coordination of school counseling and program activities and initiating referrals to educational and community resources. These skills are used to help students develop the knowledge, attitudes, and skill competencies to be successful in the areas of academic, career, and social/emotional development.