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.
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.
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.
Spring can be a busy travel season for many people. Whether you’re planning a spring break trip or a summer getaway for yourself or your family, or chaperoning a school-sponsored outing, there are certain suggestions we recommend everyone know before they go abroad.
We’ve compiled a list of tips that U.S. travelers should keep in mind when leaving the country. Perform your due diligence and share these tips with other travelers to ensure your trip is a seamless and easy experience.
The role technology plays in our schools and in the lives of our students only continues to expand. Your school has probably already worked to incorporate technology into classrooms and administrative functions. But, as technology becomes more ingrained in every aspect of school operations, your IT staff may start to feel the strain.
It can be easy to assume that your entire parent body “wants a new technology center” or “won’t pay more in tuition” from anecdotes or a small, highly vocal group. But the only way to truly understand what your parents want is through a well-designed survey. This tool enables you to gather the honest opinions of your entire parent body, not just those whose voices rise above the rest.
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