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Inspire Success hosts this biweekly podcast of practical resources and encouraging stories from school counselors about school counseling.

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United States

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Inspire Success hosts this biweekly podcast of practical resources and encouraging stories from school counselors about school counseling.

Language:

English

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Episodes

Don’t Forget K-12 Student College & Career Readiness (#117)

7/31/2023
K-12 school counselors help students succeed by working to close academic achievement gaps and grow student social-emotional health, but don’t forget the importance of helping students discover a passion for a future career. Arizona School Counselor of the Year Kristina Guy joins the podcast once again to explain how counselors can better connect students to potential careers.

Duration:00:12:17

Indiana’s Plan: Every School With a Comprehensive Counseling Program (#116)

6/26/2023
What if your state decided it was important for EVERY school to have a comprehensive counseling program in place - even if it wasn’t the ASCA National Model - and made it easy for schools to implement the program? That’s the question Indiana posed, and answered, by developing a comprehensive counseling program called Carrying the Torch to Student Success AND developing a free online learning platform so that every school could implement the program. Listen in to hear how Indiana made all of this happen.

Duration:00:11:50

Zebras & Gorillas Are No Match for Arkansas’ SCOY (#115)

6/12/2023
Arkansas School Counselor of the Year Christy English shares a hilarious story of the best kindergarten graduation ever (which includes a zebra and a gorilla) and why advocating for your role as a professional school counselor can make a world of difference.

Duration:00:09:58

Kick-Starting Your School Counselor Summer Plans (#114)

5/29/2023
If you need a boost of positive energy as you wrap up a long school year, you’ll love another engaging conversation with New Jersey Elementary School Counselor - and last year’s New Jersey School Counselor of the Year - Indra Owens. Check it out for some great resources and lots of laughter to kick-start your summer.

Duration:00:13:04

Successful School Counseling = Continued Learning (#113)

5/15/2023
The commonwealth of Virginia’s School Counselor of the Year Christina Tillery is not only going back to college to earn her PhD, she’s also learning how to be a successful school counselor through everyday lessons as a high school counselor. Hear why she says learning is sometimes a “pleasant slap in the face.”

Duration:00:09:40

Sensory Rooms, TBRI, and Working Like the Flash (#112)

5/1/2023
The title of this week’s podcast summarizes the content of a robust conversation with Elementary School Counselor Josh Nelson about several practical resources that can help ANY student succeed. Listen in on this chat with one of the 2023 ASCA National School Counselor of the Year finalists.

Duration:00:10:24

Advocating with Data Works (#111)

4/17/2023
Illinois School Counselor of the Year Nancy Fernandez is a living example of how using data can produce benefits for students AND school counseling programs.

Duration:00:09:07

A Small But Mighty Force for Tiny Humans (#110)

4/3/2023
The term “small but mighty” could apply to K-2 school counselor Layla Green Touchet who at 5’0” stands tall as the 2022 Louisiana School Counselor of the Year. Layla is a go-getter currently working on her PhD in Counseling while connecting in unique ways with her students, especially those with ADHD and Autism, and even one or two who bite.

Duration:00:12:31

Mission-Driven in Mississippi (#109)

3/20/2023
Magnolia State School Counselor of the Year Dr. Ebonee Magee-Dorsey grew up in the small town of Monticello, Mississippi and returned to the community nine years ago to expand and transform the school counseling program there. Listen in as she discusses with Inspire Success’ Aimee Portteus her passion, her favorite resources, and her recent frustration with the NFL.

Duration:00:12:45

What To Do When You Can’t Do It All (#108)

2/27/2023
If you need some school counseling time saving tips, scheduling suggestions, and escapism resources to relax after a long day at school, you’ll want to listen in to this engaging podcast with Tennessee School Counselor of the Year Emily Fain Lynch.

Duration:00:10:26

Plan to Be Surprised (#107)

2/13/2023
For most school counselors, few days go as smoothly as planned. But making the most of the unexpected, including finding a cat in a backpack and learning that a Diet Coke can set off a jail cell alarm, are just a few of the stories Middle School Counselor Danielle Schultz shares with us this week. It’s just another day in the life of a school counselor!

Duration:00:12:43

School Counselor of the Year Secrets (#106)

1/30/2023
What does it take to be recognized as school counselor of the year? For School Counselor and College and Career Coordinator Lydia McNeiley, it’s a mixture of continual improvement, student advocacy, and de-processing at the end of the day by singing your favorite songs in the car on the way home, as loud as you can. Listen in as Lydia shares more on these and other ways she promotes student success.

Duration:00:09:28

Experience & School Counseling Success (#105)

1/2/2023
Each of us brings a mix of ourselves to the work we do and love, which is why there isn’t one recipe for being a successful school counselor. In this week’s podcast, Illinois School Counselor Bernard Starks shares how baking, photography, breathing exercises, and even McGruff the Crime Dog have all contributed to his experiences as a professional school counselor.

Duration:00:10:33

Triton Gives Back (#104)

12/18/2022
Enjoy a lively conversation with three school counselors from Indiana whose corporation-wide service learning program for students at ALL grade levels– called Triton Gives Back – has become quite successful. You’ll also learn what role Hugh Jackman and Robert Downey Jr. played in the program’s success!

Duration:00:14:35

The School Counselor Wishlist (#103)

12/5/2022
For something different, we asked school counselors to tell us what resources they felt no school counselor should do without, and to have a little fun with it. The resulting answers make for an enjoyable podcast and a wonderful Christmas list for the hard-to-shop-for-school counselor (but good luck finding THESE items!).

Duration:00:10:37

Affinity Groups Help Connect & Support School Counselors (#102)

11/20/2022
Affinity is defined as a “similarity of characteristics suggesting a relationship.” Using this definition, the American School Counselor Association has formed “affinity groups” for new school counselors, rural school counselors, and many more, including a school counselors of color affinity group. Aimee Portteus shares a conversation this week with high school counselor Lukas Mendoza to learn more about his involvement in ASCA’s School Counselors of Color Affinity Group.

Duration:00:10:42

Balancing the Passion for Both Work & Play (#101)

11/7/2022
Every day when you return home from school, wouldn’t it be great if you were engaged in an activity that you love, keeps you fit, AND continues to benefit students? Michigan School Counselor Kelsey Smith has managed that unique balance, and shares the secret sauce of her success this week with Aimee Portteus. About Kelsey […]

Duration:00:13:04

Embracing Fun & Connectedness as a School Counselor (#100)

10/24/2022
With only five years under her belt as school counselor in Texas, Ashley Wright has already been recognized as an outstanding school counselor. Listen in this week to discover the two resources Ashley says are key to her success, her practical tips on working with teachers and community partners, and why her students lovingly refer to her as Counselor DJ Ash-Bash!

Duration:00:13:20

Practical Practices in Trauma-Informed Care (#99)

10/3/2022
When you have worked as a teacher, coach, and administrator for almost 20 years you learn what works and what doesn’t. This week, our guest Alisa Kaczorowski shares the practical tips she has learned about what works with trauma-informed care.

Duration:00:10:01

Lezlie DelVecchio-Marks (#98)

9/20/2022
With much enthusiasm, guest school counselor Lezlie DelVecchio-Marks shares with us how the growth mindset has not only helped her students but herself, the challenges of achieving RAMP, and the many practical ways she fosters “connections” with her students.

Duration:00:12:43