ASCA National Conference
This summer I was lucky enough to attend the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) Annual Conference in Denver, Colorado. I was able to network with the best and brightest minds in the profession, gain and share ideas, and learn, learn, learn!
I heard keynotes by Mark Kelly, astronaut and husband of Gabby Giffords. He spoke of the importance of grit and effort. One quote that he said in particular has stuck out to me: "How good you are at the beginning of anything you start is not an indicator of how good you will become." How important for all of us to remember, especially as we teach and parent our amazing Lincoln students. I also heard a fabulous keynote by Carol Dweck, the developer of the growth mindset research. I took a lot of notes on that, but they will be saved for another post!
Needless to say, I am so excited to get the year started, implement what I have learned, and have the best possible program for our Lincoln students. LET'S GO!
Missy Smith, LPC, NCC