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As education professionals, you’re probably passionate about fostering a love of lifelong learning among your students. But we’ve found that many leaders are so focused on their school and their students that they overlook themselves and their leaders when it comes to ongoing learning.Read More
Each day, people set goals for themselves at work and at home. In school, students set goals for achieving academically and performing well in their extracurricular activities. We see the value of teachers and administrators setting goals for themselves, and how this has the potential to benefi...Read More
Private and independent schools have the opportunity to outdo their public school competitors in one major way—personalized, tailored relationships with their families.Read More
As Board President, you are always concerned with the Board’s success and its governance of your school. With this in mind, consider the following nine strategies that are likely to lead your school to failure.Read More
Evaluation does not improve teacher performance. Teachers improve by growing. This concept might sound simple, but it is the key principle of Comprehensive Faculty Development, ISM’s framework for how school’s should evaluate and support their teachers.Read More
Before applying for an open Headship, most candidates familiarize themselves with a prospective school’s history and general prospects. They typically review various advancement and marketing materials, the website, and social media efforts. They may even seek constituents’ viewpoints on issues, goa...Read More
It’s up to the Marketing and Communications Department to set the tone for your school’s parent communication strategy. We recommend using these tactics to guide your efforts.Read More
The Business Office is the foundation of private school operations. A well-run Office, with the correct procedures, plans, and safeguards in place, helps keep all other aspects of the school in good order. As part of running an effective office, the Business Manager or CFO must ask the right questions and take the right steps. Today we’ve compiled some questions you might not think to ask when it comes to your school’s insurance policies.Read More
The coronavirus, a quick-spreading respiratory illness, has reached the United States. Many schools are wondering how to react now that additional cases have been confirmed in the U.S., including cases on college campuses. Schools with vibrant international student programs are looking for guidance.Read More
Many school leaders fear that raising tuition scares away prospective and current families. However, ISM’s research continues to debunk this notion.Read More