PSN eletter vol15 no12 smartphone

The Impact of Smartphones on Concentration and Cognitive Abilities

Vol. 17 No. 9

Smartphones have become an integral part of most people’s everyday routines. Researchers say that Americans check their phones every 12 minutes on average, totaling 80 times per day.

With the proliferation of smartphones infiltrating every aspect of our lives, researchers wanted to know—how does even the presence of a smartphone impact one’s ability to concentrate and use cognitive abilities?

PSN eletter vol15 no12 drone

A Checklist to Consider If You Use Drones at Your School

Vol. 17 No. 9

Drones are becoming more commonplace in schools across the nation. We provided three tips for responsible drone use last year, and are following up with a few more guidelines that your school could incorporate into your official protocol if you use drones on campus.

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Three Things to Know About Your International Student Program at the End of the Year

Vol. 17 No. 9

Many schools that run international student programs have questions about the correct end-of-year procedures. They want to make sure they’re taking care of students appropriately, while abiding by established rules and regulations.

If you have some questions of your own, you’re not alone.

PSN eletter vol15 no11 diversity

Four Questions to Ask Yourself About Your School’s Diversity Initiatives

Vol. 17 No. 8

We continue to see diversity discussed at a national level and within our own schools and neighborhoods. As leaders tasked with supporting the school’s mission, many administrators look for guidance for how to approach diversity in their unique communities. This may include assessing your school’s current diversity needs, as well as understanding how to facilitate diversity-focused conversations between students, parents, teachers, and staff.

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How to Help Students Cultivate Collaborative Problem-Solving Skills

Vol. 17 No. 8

Helping students learn problem-solving and collaboration skills will be essential to their future job success. In today’s global workforce, employees must be able to work together across geographies and time zones to solve problems, generate solutions, and effect change. School leaders are charged with empowering students to learn these fundamental competencies through their curricula and programs.

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School Spotlight: Jacksonville Country Day School Strengthens Its Strategy to Support Its Students

Vol. 17 No. 8

We have often cited that every private-independent school should live by its mission, making each decision with this statement in mind. Along with the mission, ISM recommends that schools create their full Purpose and Outcome Statements.

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