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Your school probably focuses significant time and attention on the recruitment of new families. However, there should be an equal amount of effort placed on re-recruitment—that is, the processes and strategies you implement to keep current families engaged, active, and happy in your school.Read More
Last month, we shared recent research findings that young children spend more time with internet devices than ever before. The same nonprofit research organization, Common Sense, also examined teen media use in 2018. They wanted to better understand social media use and the role it plays in the social and educational aspects of teens’ lives.Read More
It may seem counterintuitive that the Business Office would have any place in employee evaluations—a process that should be the responsibility of the School Head and academic leadership. And while the Business Office shouldn’t be involved in individual evaluations, there are a number of reasons why the Business Manager needs to be aware of the evaluation process and how it’s conducted each year.Read More
School administrators often have questions when it comes to managing the health benefits of a departing employee. Many want to help protect the long-term health of their colleagues who leave the school, while still following the appropriate rules and procedures.Read More
Researchers from the University of Missouri uncovered a startling link between young children struggling with depression and their ability to develop necessary academic and social skills later in life.Read More
Field trips can be seen in various ways in your school. Some see them as culturally enriching, giving students the opportunity to experience learning in a different context. Others see them as a distraction from lessons in the classroom, ineffective at imparting knowledge and an excuse to goof around.Read More
Before the holidays derail our motivation to maintain healthy eating and lifestyle habits, now is a good time to review some apps to keep us on pace. The critics have had the better part of 2018 to collect feedback on available fitness apps and have released their favorites. Allow us to fine tune that selection.Read More
Most schools realize the wisdom of including an attorney among the members of the Board. During meetings, a lawyer can respond to general legal questions and provide perspective and proactive advice on potentially difficult issues.Read More
The rapidly rising use of social media, particularly among teenagers, is often met with consternation by educators. Some even try to curb its use. This may be—and likely is—the wrong tack to take.Read More
As an academic administrator, you can’t expect to eliminate all the stress in your school. However, you can certainly take steps to ensure that your school structure causes as little stress as possible, and is set up to best support faculty, staff, and students.Read More