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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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$61.95
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$61.95 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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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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$39.95
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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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$61.95
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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!

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$41.95
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Mission-Based Advisory: A Professional Development Manual (Third Edition)

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Mission-Based Advisory: A Professional Development Manual (Third Edition)

Set your school apart. Create and strengthen your advisory program.
Mission-Based Advisory is a comprehensive, how-to guide for enhancing your school's advisory program. Paying increasing and well-deserved attention to students’ social-emotional learning and general well-being is now essential. 

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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Your School’s Child-Centered Summer Program: A Practical Guide for Summer Program Directors

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Your School’s Child-Centered Summer Program: A Practical Guide for Summer Program Directors

As Summer Program Director, you likely realize that a summer program provides a valuable educational opportunity for children, as well as many other benefits. Parents of your current students appreciate having the program available for their children, and see it as a valuable service.

A summer program is an excellent source of auxiliary income that lets your school extend its mission beyond the school year and to a greater number of students. It is a wonderful recruiting conduit as well, introducing your school to potential students and giving them a “taste” of what your school offers.

This book provides the guidance you need to streamline your program and truly provide a child-centered service that caters to families and their 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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$39.95
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