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If you’re experiencing a tough time or dealing with secondary traumatic stressors, it can be difficult to appreciate life's good moments. Bettering your mental health can make happiness easier to accept and improve your overall health. After all, the key to a healthy body is a healthy mind. There are simple ways to get back in touch with yourself and improve your mental state.Read More
As we close out the final days of June, take a moment to congratulate yourself—you made it! Now as the summer months take hold, we have a few reading recommendations. Pick up these books to learn and grow so you’re ready to take on a fresh school year this fall.Read More
When Trustees leave your Board—whether they rotate off or resign—the Committee on Trustees should interview them. Gathering this data can help you support future efforts to build the Board’s performance and effectiveness.Read More
When a Board committee or Trustee is on the agenda to present a proposal to the Board, expect him or her to come thoroughly prepared. The following template helps in organizing a proposal presentation. Send formal proposals electronically or by mail to all Trustees a week before the meeting, to allow review of the ideas.Read More
Many teachers feel evaluations are less about supporting effective teaching and more about fixing what is perceived to be wrong. These evaluations erode trust between administrators and teachers, because teachers often don’t feel supported—they feel judged.Read More
The summer months are a perfect time for self reflection, level setting, and creating new goals. We have a few summer reading picks that are perfect for academic leaders. Read on for our 2019 recommendations for summer reads and resources.Read More
Here are a few tips to manage summer enrollment so you’re able to secure your last mission-appropriate families before the school year begins.Read More
Summer is here—which typically means a bit of a slower pace for enrollment management, fundraising, and marketing communications professionals as the hallways clear and families take vacations. It’s also a great time to pick up some summer reading. Here’s what our team recommends you grab for summer 2019.Read More
Managing your school’s records, especially gift documentation, is extremely important. If you’re not sure how to properly store and manage your records, we’re sharing our advice for ensuring these vital documents are kept and organized properly.Read More
Summer reading is a great way to brush up on your leadership skills to take your career to the next level. Check out our 2019 summer reading recommendations for business managers.Read More