Families and parents today are busier than ever. As the hustle and bustle of the holidays arrive and families add more to their plates, offering holiday childcare can be an added value to current students and a differentiator for prospective families.
The holidays are in full swing and gift giving may be top-of-mind for many in your school. Administrators, teachers, and families give and receive gifts at this time of year, so it’s in your best interest to establish policies and procedures that define acceptable gifts, amounts that can be spent, and more.
“There is no system in the world or any school in the country that is better than its teachers. Teachers are the lifeblood of the success of schools.” –Sir Ken Robinson.
This quote from Sir Ken Robinson, New York Times bestselling author, TED speaker, and education advisor, has found continued support with the results of a new study.
As November quickly approaches, it is a good time to start evaluating how your international students are acclimating to their new experiences. Students should be settled into their routine and aware of elements that are uncomfortable or hindering to their progress.
Recent research shows that stress can indeed be contagious within your school. Researchers from the University of British Columbia conducted a study of more than 400 elementary school students from different grade levels. They examined students’ cortisol levels, finding that students who tested higher for the stress hormone also had teachers who reported higher levels of burnout.
Most administrators at a private-independent school take on the roles of mentors at one point or another. Whether that’s working with members of the faculty or staff, helping a new hire come up to speed, or managing a department, giving effective and useful feedback can greatly impact your school culture.
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