heads eletter Vol.13 No.9 CommunicationPlan

4 Ways to Reach Your Parents

Vol. 13 No. 8

Getting in touch with parents during a crisis—or even for regular updates or reminders!—can feel like you’re back in the 1800s, praying that your Pony Express courier hasn’t been trampled by stampeding bison herds. Thankfully, messages have come a long way in the past 200 years. We’ve borrowed some app suggestions from The Guardian and discovered more to give you a few dynamite tools to upgrade your parent communications.

heads eletter Vol.13 No.9 CellPhonePartTwo

To Permit or to Ban: Revisiting Cellphone Policies, Part Two

Vol. 13 No. 8

In our last issue, we discussed the advantages of using cellphones during school hours. Proponents of the new policy say that cellphones provide increased educational opportunities for students—academically, personally, and emotionally—and improved lines of communication between students, parents, and administrators.

Still, many detractors decry the new practice as disruptive and counter to educational goals. So this month, we’ll examine some of the argued points against personal cellphones use during school hours.

heads eletter Vol.13 No.7 tattoo

Atrocious Tattoos and “Unnatural” Hair Colors: Dress Code Policy Particulars

Vol. 13 No. 7

Can dress codes go too far? Recent viral stories of ridiculous-looking tattoos and one UK student’s banishment from school grounds over an “unnatural” hair color have revived conversations about how much influence dress codes can have on a community. Today, we’ll take a look at the potential impact that detailed dress codes can have in a private-independent school.

heads eletter Vol.13 No.7 cellphonepolicies

​To Permit or to Ban: Revisiting Cellphone Policies, Part One

Vol. 13 No. 7

Cellphones have evolved in the past decade from comparatively crude communication devices little better than walkie-talkies to miniature computers more powerful than the machines that put two men on the moon in 1969. With great power, however, comes great responsibility. While schools that historically banned the devices experiment with classroom use, certain critics claim that the disadvantages outweigh the benefits.

This month, we’ll take a look at some of the arguments in favor of allowing students to use their personal cellphones during school hours.

heads eletter vol13 no6 questions.jpe

The Absolute Worst Interview Questions—And What to Ask Instead

Vol. 13 No. 6

Any lawyer can tell you which interview questions to avoid due to liability concerns, but some legally permissible questions still make applicants’ teeth grind when asked. Many of these questions seem like smart things to ask, but rarely give you any added insight into the applicant as a future employee.

With that in mind, we’ve rounded up the top five worst interview questions to ask an applicant—and what you should ask instead.

heads eletter vol13 no6 leading.jpe

Leading the Leaders

Vol. 13 No. 6

School Heads often find themselves in the position of “leading leaders”—that is, guiding people who are used to having the final say in their areas of expertise. A team of leaders understands the importance of getting things done and hammering out logistics. With them, you pit the best of the best against the problems your school faces. That same team can also devolve into a mosh pit of powerful personalities, all needing the last word.

Whether your team becomes a league of private school superheroes or a catfight depends largely on how you frame and guide your leaders.

Page 9 of 28

Connect with ISM: