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Recent Articles

What Role Do Fidget Spinners Play in the Classroom?

“Fidget spinners have descended on my classroom. Last week, two students had them. This week, everyone had one!” Sound familiar? One of the hot toys this spring was the fidget spinner, a circular device with a bearing in the middle that allows users to spin it around their fingers. But what role does it play in the classroom?

3 Ways to Use Tech to Empower Gen Z for Success

The World Economic Forum estimates that 65% of children entering primary school today will ultimately end up working in completely new job types that don’t yet exist. There’s no doubt that technology is driving this staggering evolution and it will continue to play an integral role in the lives of future generations. It’s our job as educators and administrators to best prepare students for a quickly changing job market, starting with the intersection of technology and education.

The Importance of Creating a “Portrait of the Graduate” Statement for Your School

Many private-independent schools take the mission statement one step further and set themselves apart by creating a “Portrait of the Graduate”: a series of five descriptors that define a school’s mission in terms of student outcomes.

2017 Summer Reading Recommendations for Admission and Development Directors

Summer is finally here and it’s the perfect time to catch up on tasks that might have fallen to the wayside during the school year. It’s also a great opportunity to expand your mind with reads that may inspire you to think differently about how you work within your private-independent school.

2017 Summer Reading Recommendations for Business Managers

It’s summertime again—students take off for break and we look forward to a slower pace, if just for a few months. This reprieve from the hectic school year means it’s also a great time to focus on professional development in the form of summer reading.

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