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This is a collection of stuff.  A place to put things that I like or find interesting.
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3 Tips for Successful Couples Counseling | Psych Central Professional

3 Tips for Successful Couples Counseling | Psych Central Professional | Things and Stuff | Scoop.it
Are you looking for some ways to work better with your clients? Would you like some ideas to help couples improve their relationships? Love, Pat, EdD, LMFT
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While not necessarily targeted towards schools, could these processes be adapted to improve student - teacher relations?
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The Odds of a Machine Doing Your Job [Infographic] | Daily Infographic

The Odds of a Machine Doing Your Job [Infographic] | Daily Infographic | Things and Stuff | Scoop.it
Spoiler Alert: The odds are high that a robot/algorithm is going to be better at your job than you are.
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This is an interesting infographic. 
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How To Choose the Right Book Binding [Infographic] | Daily Infographic

How To Choose the Right Book Binding [Infographic] | Daily Infographic | Things and Stuff | Scoop.it
Let this simple and effective flowchart carry you serenely through deciding which style of book binding is right for you.
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This is interesting- never gave it much thought before.
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 A Large Collection of Free eTextbooks for High School & College Students (Free Technology for Teachers)

 A Large Collection of Free eTextbooks for High School & College Students (Free Technology for Teachers) | Things and Stuff | Scoop.it
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I am wondering if this service would be helpful to those kids with special needs.  Would they have audio versions?  Would they be able to explain a concept differently?  I am also wondering if there would be an aide to those who teach in school districts with limited resources. 
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9 Life Lessons From Prince For Social Workers  from Social Worker Success  #dailysswscoop

9 Life Lessons From Prince For Social Workers  from Social Worker Success  #dailysswscoop | Things and Stuff | Scoop.it
I’ve been a little obsessive this week. This is apparently how I mourn when one of my favorite musicians of all time dies: I listen to their music. On repeat. Nonstop.  Four Year Old Daughter: Daddy, is that a Prince song…again? Me: Yes, sweetie, Daddy needs to listen to “Sometimes It Snows In April” one more …
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This is an interesting tribute to Prince with life lessons that we could all learn from.
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School Health and Policies Survey

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I am not sure how to use this data, but I believe it is worth keeping.
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Why The Shape Of A Company's Logo Matters

Why The Shape Of A Company's Logo Matters | Things and Stuff | Scoop.it
Welcome to a world in which curves are a good thing.
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This is interesting... How might this affect the work of students?

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Free Technology for Teachers: Dozens of Great PowerPoints for AP History Students & Teachers

Free Technology for Teachers: Dozens of Great PowerPoints for AP History Students & Teachers | Things and Stuff | Scoop.it

As I've mentioned in the past, Tom Richey produces great instructional videos for students taking AP US History, World History, and Government courses. Recently, I learned that he's also publishing many of the PowerPoint presentations that appear in his videos. From his PowerPoint page you can download any of Tom's dozens of presentations on US History, European History, or World History. Tom also offers a couple of presentations on US Government.

Google Chrome users who have the Google Slides app installed can quickly open all of Tom's PowerPoints directly in their browsers then save the slides in their Google Drive accounts. People who don't use Chrome or Google Drive can simply download the original PowerPoint files from Tom's website.

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This is for reference for my own kids!

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Seven Keys to Effective Delegation

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Seven Keys to Effective Delegation
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I wonder if these principles could be applied to team meetings and good Child Study Teams in schools.  Many times people come together in a meeting with no clear agenda or purpose.  

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This week's School Social Work Scoops: Social Skills and Technology #25SELAPPs

This week's School Social Work Scoops: Social Skills and Technology  #25SELAPPs | Things and Stuff | Scoop.it

When fully functional this Blog will have information, ideas, activities and resources related to the field of school social work. It will feature curated content that I have found through the my experiences of being a school social work consultant at Oakland Schools and a webmaster for the Michigan Association of School Social Workers.

The plan is to send this BLOG out once a week highlighting a specific collection or two.    The site should be fully up by January, but please feel free to look around now. 

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Find this past week I-pad  recommendations for SEL on SSW Scoops!  #25SELAPPs

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How to Embed a Pinterest Board on Your Website [Quick Tip]

How to Embed a Pinterest Board on Your Website [Quick Tip] | Things and Stuff | Scoop.it
Learn how to easily embed Pinterest boards in a blog post or web page.
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Didn't know this could be done.  Sounds awesome. 

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My Workflow For Development

My Workflow For Development | Things and Stuff | Scoop.it
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Some interesting tips for using Powerpoint and setting up a presentation. 

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How to Remove Embarrassing Social Media Photos [Infographic] | Daily Infographic

How to Remove Embarrassing Social Media Photos [Infographic] | Daily Infographic | Things and Stuff | Scoop.it
Let's hope you and I never have to use this handy guide to cleaning up your image online, but just i
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Ten Summer Child Safety Tips

Ten Summer Child Safety Tips | Things and Stuff | Scoop.it
It’s that time again, time for the release of everyone’s summer safety tips. Here at Child Trends, our safety tips are based on—what else?—data!

First, your suspicion is correct: June, July, and August are more dangerous for children than other months , at least if we use deadly unintentional injuries as the measure (see graph). Nearly one-third of all fatal child injuries occur during these three months.[i]
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This is surprising. Some good considerations to remember and to pass on to parents and those who supervise children.
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We're Turning America Orange for Gun Safety

We're Turning America Orange for Gun Safety | Things and Stuff | Scoop.it
Millions of Americans are coming together to fight for a country where every person can live a life free from gun violence.
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The color orange symbolizes the value of human life. Hunters wear orange in the woods to protect themselves and others. In 2013, teens on the South Side of Chicago asked classmates to honor their murdered friend by wearing orange. That simple call to action has grown into a national movement – and orange is becoming the symbol of gun safety. Explore new ways to join the movement, and #WearOrange on June 2 for National Gun Violence Awareness Day!
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How to Digital Nomad Like a Boss [Infographic] | Daily Infographic

How to Digital Nomad Like a Boss [Infographic] | Daily Infographic | Things and Stuff | Scoop.it
This infographic is exactly the kind of thing a digital nomad would get paid to create.
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An interesting infographic to ponder...
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1000 Life Hacks - Useful DIY Projects and How To ideas 

1000 Life Hacks - Useful DIY Projects and How To ideas  | Things and Stuff | Scoop.it
Best 1000 life hacks ever. Real life hacks for everyday living, including useful DIY ideas and how to ideas
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This website offers many tips on life, technology and more.  Thanks @iWebU. 
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A Counselor's Story of Falling Behind in Writing Notes

A Counselor's Story of Falling Behind in Writing Notes | Things and Stuff | Scoop.it

Let me tell you a story, the story of the typical therapist who comes to me
saying they are behind in notes and desperate for help... 

We'll call our imaginary therapist Dorothy. Dorothy has been licensed for
about two years and started her own private practice shortly after getting
licensed. Before that she had a supervisor who would check in with her
about clinical things and periodically about paperwork- just making sure it
was done.

But now that Dorothy is the Owner of Oz Counseling she has a lot of other
things on her mind besides client care and documentation... she attends
networking events regularly with the hopes of growing her connections,
makes sure to answer phone calls from potential clients, does her
bookkeeping (as regularly as she can), decorates her office, works on her
website ("that new picture will hopefully make a difference this time") and
does about a hundred other things that take up time!

Ultimately, being a good therapist is what's most important to Dorothy.
She's good at it and her practice is slowly growing as a result. But all
the demands on her time have impacted one thing pretty significantly. She
is getting behind in her notes.

Dorothy would never just NOT write notes so she does what lots of other
therapists do but never talk about- she jots down quick notes to herself
between or during sessions. 

These are just little notes on a steno pad but they remind her what was
talked about in the session. Then she can go back and write the full note
when she has time... tomorrow... or this weekend... or next week...

The pattern continues until Dorothy has about six months of notes on her
steno pad and none in her client files. Now the task of writing those notes
feels very overwhelming. She feels a sense of guilt and regret when
continuing to take her quick notes on the steno pad.

But what other option does she have? She's so behind at this point. Better
to have something than nothing, right? At least when she's able to finally
sit down and write those notes it will go pretty smoothly because she has a
backup. 

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This  feels like a sales-pitch.  But there are four free videos that might help change your mindset to paperwork in your clinical (and possibly school) practice. 

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8 Tips for Avoiding Ethical Dilemmas when Working with Couples - Ethics 8 Series - Ethics Resources and Professional Literature

8 Tips for Avoiding Ethical Dilemmas when Working with Couples - Ethics 8 Series - Ethics Resources and Professional Literature | Things and Stuff | Scoop.it
The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world
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Good reference guide.

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Have a Practice Question? Post it to the MASSW Michigan Matters' Member Forum

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This MASSWMI.ORG Webtips sheet has just been posted.  The MASSW Michigan Matters Forum is a great, confidential place to have practice questions answered.  Post something today! (You must sign in to your account first.)

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Download the Complete Toolbox - EOS Worldwide

Download the Complete Toolbox - EOS Worldwide | Things and Stuff | Scoop.it
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Recommended by a colleague to look at how they conductmeetings.

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Check out School Social Work Scoops (under construction)

Check out School Social Work Scoops (under construction) | Things and Stuff | Scoop.it

When fully functional this Blog will have information, ideas, activities and resources related to the field of school social work. It will feature curated content that I have found through the my experiences of being a school social work consultant at Oakland Schools and a webmaster for the Michigan Association of School Social Workers.

The plan is to send this BLOG out once a week highlighting a specific collection or two.    The site should be fully up by January, but please feel free to look around now. 

Steve Whitmore's insight:

I am working on a new professional blog that features information, ideas, activities & resources. As a consultant, I find many excellent websites and blogs.  Now I am curating them into one place.  While not done yet, please feel free to "walk through" and check back later for progress.  You can sign up to receive blog postings beginning in January.

 

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31 Things You Can Make With A Cardboard Box That Will Blow Your Kids' Minds - BuzzFeed

31 Things You Can Make With A Cardboard Box That Will Blow Your Kids' Minds - BuzzFeed | Things and Stuff | Scoop.it
Who needs an iPad when you've got a cardboard box?

Via John Evans
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No doubt about it.  This is just some pretty cool stuff. It will put a smile on your face and get the creative juices going. 

 

Could one of these projects be used with a group of kids?  Could older ones build for younger ones?

 

@oaklandssw

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ManufacturingStories's curator insight, August 30, 2015 1:59 PM

#DIY #MAKE #Education #Classroom #ContentMarketing #DigitalMarketing

Daniela Poggi's curator insight, August 31, 2015 3:42 AM

Idee da realizzare con uno scatolone

Supartois Université d'Artois's curator insight, August 31, 2015 3:53 AM

Interessant pour les parents et les profs de primaire :)