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Attracting Exceptional Teachers

Vol. 12 No. 9

As we inch closer to graduation, we start to think about what graduates will do as young adults entering the “real world.” If a recent study by centrist think tank Third Way is right, few of our highest achievers consider teaching as a personal career goal.

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"Introducing ... New Teachers!"

Vol. 12 No. 9

With the spring hiring frenzy in your rearview mirror, it’s time to start thinking about introductions and orientations for your newest employees! New teachers should feel welcome not just in faculty lounges, but in the larger school community, too.

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Everything But the Kitchen Sink: Five Common Job Posting Mistakes

Vol. 12 No. 8

Writing an online job posting for an open position can be a real struggle. There’s a delicate balance to strike between honeyed words to attract suitable candidates and brutal honesty about the work your school needs done. Here, then, are some common mistakes we see private-independent schools make when submitting job advertisements for various online career boards.

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The Tale of a Tooth: A Principal Plays Tooth Fairy

Vol. 12 No. 8

Sometimes it’s the smallest things you can do that make the biggest impact on your students, and this is certainly true for a young lady at James Hill Elementary School as reported by the Huffington Post. Having lost her tooth during recess, third-grader Avery Patchett was upset that the tooth fairy wouldn’t see her baby tooth.


"Detoxing" Faculty Negativity

Vol. 12 No. 7

Contract renewal season is here once again! For many of your faculty, it’s a formality. Their classes are vibrant and exciting; their students are engaged and growing; their teaching methods blossom under your school’s dedication to their professional development. You look forward to working with them for years to come. Some teachers, however, have not met your standards for retention. Keep reading for some common attributes and attitudes of toxic faculty and ways to mitigate the damage to your school and students.


Office "Hacks" for School Heads

Vol. 12 No. 7

“Life hacks”—or innovations to make your life easier in unexpected and original ways—are inventions of the Information Age. If you’d like some modern tips and tricks to reorganize your cluttered workspace and improve your office efficiency, read on.

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