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5 Ways To Pin Like A Boss On Pinterest | Fast Company

5 Ways To Pin Like A Boss On Pinterest | Fast Company | School Social Worker | Scoop.it

A decade into the social media revolution, fatigue has set in. There are lots of ways to interact, but there are still only 24 hours in a day. What social media network is still worth your time?

 

For a growing number of brands, Pinterest is making the cut. According to Cincinnati-based marketing company Ahalogy, some 22% of Americans are now monthly visitors to the site, where people pin and share pictures and articles like you might pin magazine clippings on a bulletin board. While men are starting to join, the vast majority of Pinterest users are women, and they are generally younger women. If you’re marketing fishing equipment to retired gentlemen, then this is not your medium.

 

But if you’re trying to reach Pinterest’s core users of millennial moms, here’s how to stand out....


Via Jeff Domansky
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This article made me take a second look at Pinterest.  Check out the Pinterest page for MASSW (http://www.pinterest.com/masswmi/).  Also check out some of the followers for their boards.  There are tons of resources!!

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Have you joined the Pinterest craze yet? Here's everything you always wanted to know about the online pinboard site, but were afraid to ask.

Chris Agro's curator insight, July 6, 2014 10:07 AM

Strategies to make the most out of marketing on Pinterest. -Chris Agro (@agrotising)

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The State of School Social Work: Revisited (2014 Survey Results)

The State of School Social Work: Revisited (2014 Survey Results) | School Social Worker | Scoop.it
The purpose of this paper is to report the results of the 2nd National School Social Work Survey. Here, we review the responses of 3,769 school social workers using descriptive and bivariate statistics to better understand the current state of school
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These are the results of the National School Social Work survey taken about a year ago.  How does your position or district measure up? Is it best practice?  Is your district using an MTSS approach?

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Student Privacy 101: FERPA for Parents and Students - YouTube

Ever have questions about your rights regarding education records? This short video highlights the key points of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Ac...
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This is a good basic primer on FERPA.  The intended audience is Parents and Students.  There is a link to additional information.

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Educator Discounts

Educator Discounts | School Social Worker | Scoop.it

Technology Tip Number 123
Discounts for Educators
  
Today’s technology tip will give you access to a few of the discount opportunities that are available to educators:

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Many business give discounts to educators.  Here's a listing of some.

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Welcome to Social Work Month 2015!

Welcome to Social Work Month 2015! | School Social Worker | Scoop.it
THANK YOU to professional social workers everywhere for the good work you do! We are celebrating the social work profession throughout this month, March 2015. I am very excited about THE NEW SOCIAL WORKER's Social Work Month series this year.
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Looks interesting...  Can't wait to see whatthey post.

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School Social Work Community Event

School Social Work Community Event | School Social Worker | Scoop.it
Spring 2015 School Social Work Collaborative Event at Oakland Schools Join other Oakland County School Social Workers in a day long...
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Kathy Barker, OS Director of Special Education will be stopping by to discuss Reinventing Special Education. This will be a great day to share resources and ideas.  

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SSW Week Ideas

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School social work week is March 1-7.  What will you do to celebrate?  If you are not a SSW, how will you show your appreciate to yours?

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Lansing Lookout - January, 2015

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We are pleased to announce our new E-news publication, Lansing Lookout.  #massw15

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National Association of Social Workers Michigan - Michigan Social Work Mentors - National Association of Social Workers Michigan

National Association of Social Workers Michigan - Michigan Social Work Mentors - National Association of Social Workers Michigan | School Social Worker | Scoop.it
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Want to share your wisdom with others?  #oakssw

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Social Work Month 2015 - National Association of Social Workers

Social Work Month 2015 - National Association of Social Workers | School Social Worker | Scoop.it

2015 marks a special year for the social work community.

The nation will commemorate National Social Work Month in March and the National Association of Social Workers will celebrate its 60th anniversary in 2015.

NASW’s goal during Social Work Month and throughout 2015 will be to educate the public about how social workers and the association have brought about major positive social changes, improved the lives of individuals and families, and will continue to do so in the future.

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It is never too early to start thinking about Social Work month.  MASSW School Social Workers of the year will soon be nominated in various regions throughout Michigan.  Which of your colleagues would you nominate?

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Home Page

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This organization features many resources for parents to assist them in understanding the special education process. 

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The State of School Social Work: Findings from the National School Social Work Survey

The State of School Social Work: Findings from the National School Social Work Survey | School Social Worker | Scoop.it

This study waThe State of School Social Work: Findings from the National School Social Work Survey

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This study was published in March, 2010.  One was recently conducted this past Spring as well.   What trends do you see in your practice? #schoolsocialwork

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Is The MSW The New MBA?

Is The MSW The New MBA? | School Social Worker | Scoop.it

Would yoRecent corporate failures demonstrate the need for the very skills that social workers bring. Now a few schools are recognizing this and offering...

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If the MBA/MSW program was available when you were in grad school, would you have taken it?   

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National Bullying Prevention Center

National Bullying Prevention Center | School Social Worker | Scoop.it
PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center unites, engages, and educates kids, teens, parents and communities nationwide to address bullying through creative, relevant, and interactive resources.
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This website has many resources including free videos.

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Career Center - Search for Openings - Michigan Association of School Social Workers

Career Center - Search for Openings - Michigan Association of School Social Workers | School Social Worker | Scoop.it

The MASSW Career Center features employment postings.  Please check it out if you are looking for employment. School administrators, please don't forget to post. Notices will go to members who are searching.

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New Social Work graduates.  Please keep checking the MASSW Career Center for Michigan's current postings.

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Share Your Knowledge at #MASSW15!

Share Your Knowledge at #MASSW15! | School Social Worker | Scoop.it
All workshop proposals must be submitted by April 1, 2015 Are you an experienced school social worker? Do you have special expertise in...
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Have you ever presented to your staff on a SSW related topic?  Maybe you would like to share it with the state at a breakout?  Come join us this Fall!

 

Deadline for proposals is this Wednesday.

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Legislative Updates - Michigan Association of School Social Workers

Legislative Updates - Michigan Association of School Social Workers | School Social Worker | Scoop.it

Updates from Capitol Services tothe MASSW Board: March 21,2015. This requires member log-in.

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Just posted on the website are legislative updates presented to the MASSW Board.  State Committee members also posted.

 

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Promoting School Social Work - School Social Work Association of America

Promoting School Social Work - School Social Work Association of America | School Social Worker | Scoop.it
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A page that has many resources about #schoolsocialwork. Great for school social work celebrations and for others to discover more about the field.

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2015 School Social Work Week Poster

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Thanks #ACSSW for this poster celebrating SSW Week, March 1-7.  Share it with all that you know.

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Ethical Challenges in the Technology Age

Ethical Challenges in the Technology Age | School Social Worker | Scoop.it
National newsmagazine committed to enhancing the entire social work profession by exploring its difficult issues, new challenges, and current successes.
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Many considerations when using technology with students or families.  Here are some things to ponder as one ventures into a technical world with students.

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National Drug Facts Week

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"National Drug Facts Week (NDFW) is a health observance week for teens that aims to shatter the myths about drugs and drug abuse. Through community-based events and activities on the Web, on TV, and through contests, NIDA is working to encourage teens to get factual answers from scientific experts about drugs and drug abuse.
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What are you doing for National Drug Facts Week?  #oakssw

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Intro to Social Work: Understanding Macro, Mezzo, Micro Levels of Analysis

Intro to Social Work: Understanding Macro, Mezzo, Micro Levels of Analysis | School Social Worker | Scoop.it

In your school practice, The debate about micro versus macro concentrations within the social work profession continues to rage on....

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In your practice, how much do you focus on mezzo and macro social work? #socialwork

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The Social Social Worker: 10 Tools for Successful Networking

The Social Social Worker: 10 Tools for Successful Networking | School Social Worker | Scoop.it
Networking isn’t about being in a secret club, and it’s not just for business professionals. It is for all professionals. Social workers are great at building relationships and trust with their clients. Networking really isn’t that different.
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Who is in your professional network?  Do you talk often?  We know that we can't do our work alone, but do you make conscious efforts to reach out?

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Five Things to Know about Bullying.

Five Things to Know about Bullying. | School Social Worker | Scoop.it

Concern about youth bullying continues to grow. Although definitions of bullying vary, bullying commonly meansaggressive behavior in the context of a power imbalance that is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time. Approximately 28 percent of youth ages 12 to 18 report having been bullied in the past year. Unfortunately, many common assumptions about bullying are not supported by research. Below we debunk five common misassumptions about bullying, and present what we actually know.itle

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Some Interesting Facts about Bullying. #socialemotionalearning

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