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Better Boards, Better Schools

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Better Boards, Better Schools

Serving as a Trustee is a privilege that carries a substantial responsibility. Learn how to lead your school with a mission-driven, student-centered approach based on 45 years of ISM research and experience working with private school Boards.  

Better Boards, Better Schools is your guide to ensuring your actions as a Trustee help fulfill your school’s mission. Empower the strategic functions of your Board so your school thrives today and in the years to come.

The ISM Guide for Private School Trusteeship and Strategic Governance

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AnnouncementA COVID-19 Update: ISM Books

Due to COVID-19 and circumstances beyond our control, book shipments will be delayed from our home office. We apologize for the inconvenience. Thank you for your patience during this time.

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$28.00
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$35.95 General Price

Teaching Excellence

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Teaching Excellence: A Research-Based Workbook for Teachers

How do school administrators help faculty members develop their skills; teach with excellence; and enhance student performance, satisfaction, and enthusiasm?

This workbook is tailored for teachers looking to further develop their careers and improve their impact on their students. The guidance leads teachers through a self-directed analysis to develop stronger teacher-student, teacher-teacher, and teacher-administrator relationships. The book includes guidance on predictability and supportiveness, teachers as leaders, learned optimism, parenting, revisiting your academic roots, community assessments and responsibility, and much more.

"Predictability and supportiveness"—the paired set of critical classroom conditions and organizational ingredients—have been found in greatest strength in schools where teachers genuinely desire student success and work to elicit that success. This book is geared to help teachers achieve these goals.

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$18.00
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$22.95 General Price

Comprehensive Faculty Development: A Guide to Attract, Retain, Develop, Reward, and Inspire

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Comprehensive Faculty Development

Create a flourishing school culture which encourages teacher growth and innovation, while providing predictability with a faculty evaluation system that holds faculty accountable with clear expectations for performance and professionalism. 

Comprehensive Faculty Development: A Guide to Attract, Retain, Develop, Reward, and Inspire is your road map to separating these processes. Use it to reframe the very structure that surrounds growth and evaluation systems and transform the way your school supports its faculty.

Transform your faculty growth and evaluation process. Encourage growth and simplify evaluation.

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AnnouncementA COVID-19 Update: ISM Books

Due to COVID-19 and circumstances beyond our control, book shipments will be delayed from our home office. We apologize for the inconvenience. Thank you for your patience during this time.

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$28.00
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$35.95 General Price

Admission Funnel: How to Streamline the Private School Admission Process

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Admission Funnel: How to Streamline the Private School Admission Process

These days, it's getting tougher to recruit mission-appropriate students. You are working harder and harder. Now is the time to streamline the process, and muster every resource. This reference manual is filled with the best of ISM's solutions that fill your seats with great students.

AnnouncementA COVID-19 Update: ISM Books

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$35.00
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$49.00 General Price

Facilities Planning and Maintenance for Private-Independent Schools (Second Edition)

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Facilities Planning and Maintenance for Private-Independent Schools

Your school’s facilities and grounds often comprise the “first impression” visitors—including potential students and their families—experience of your institution. Proper facility design and maintenance are critical components in how your school is portrayed to constituents and the public, and reflect strongly on your overall program.

Facilities Planning and Maintenance for Private-Independent Schools pulls together key ISM articles addressing plant and campus management—from determining educational specifications for available classroom space to developing a campus master plan to envisioning your facility needs in coming decades and much more. Here you will find the core principles for designing and maintaining your facilities and campus—preserving and enhancing your school’s unique character and program!

AnnouncementA COVID-19 Update: ISM Books

Due to COVID-19 and circumstances beyond our control, book shipments will be delayed from our home office. We apologize for the inconvenience. Thank you for your patience during this time.

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$28.00
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$35.00 General Price

Leadership and Change: Perspectives for the School Head (Third Edition)

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Leadership and Change: Perspectives for the School Head (Third Edition)

As the Head of a private-independent school, you understand the difficulties of providing effective leadership for your Management Team and your faculty and staff. How can you build a management structure and culture in your school that, ultimately, makes a profound difference in the lives of children?

AnnouncementA COVID-19 Update: ISM Books

Due to COVID-19 and circumstances beyond our control, book shipments will be delayed from our home office. We apologize for the inconvenience. Thank you for your patience during this time.

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$28.00
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$35.00 General Price