PSN eletter Vol13 No12 resolutions

Three Research-Based Ways to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

Vol. 13 No. 12

New Year’s resolutions are popular to make, but difficult to keep. After all, you wouldn’t have to dedicate yourself to the formation of a new habit if it were easy—you’d already be doing it! But it is possible to keep your commitments this year, if you follow the conclusions found by researchers looking to discover the panacea for personal behavior modification.

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Throwback Thursday: Top Ten Articles of 2014

Vol. 13 No. 12

The start of a new year is a time of reflection. In Private School News, we’ve written about everything from tuition remission to communicating with your IT department—and we’ll be sure to cover more hot topics in the year to come. Before we move on, though, let’s look back to articles from our top-read e-Letters in 2014.

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Nightcaps and Rants

Vol. 13 No. 12

Drinking and driving is illegal, but drinking and emailing is not. Even if perfectly legal, the mix of impaired judgment and instant communication isn't one we'd recommend. According to a new study, though, there’s more than a few parents out there who do just that to their private school’s teachers and administrators.

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School Spotlight: Malvern’s Dedication to Professional Development

Vol. 13 No. 11

Professional development for all members of a private-independent school is more than just a "perk" to be given if the budget allows. Tools and techniques often change faster than we can adapt, and without specialized instruction for teachers and administrators, a school can quickly lose its edge.

At Malvern Preparatory School in Malvern, Pennsylvania, professional development for its teachers takes top priority. Head of School Christian Talbot spared a moment last month to talk with us about how the need for student-centered learning sparked a specialized training program for Malvern’s teachers—their own Summer Institute, where the instructors get instructed.

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Gift Giving at Private Schools

Vol. 13 No. 11

With the winter holiday season quickly approaching, everyone’s thinking about gift giving—and you’re probably on someone’s list. Both private school administrators and teachers give and receive gifts at school around this time of year, and it’s wise to plan early for thoughtful, appropriate gifts—or consider whether you should receive them at all.

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“And to All, a Good Night”—Community Efforts by Independent Schools During the Holidays

Vol. 13 No. 11

No matter what tradition you follow, the winter months bring a sense of cheer and wonder to all. But during a time of increased generosity and eager anticipation of gifts from loved ones, remembering those who are less fortunate takes a special emphasis and care. So this month, we’d like to share some bright moments of true holiday spirit, courtesy of schools across the country.

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