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International students can add so much to your school. They can help expand your school’s cultural footprint, bring together students of different backgrounds, and support your goal of fostering a well-rounded community of like-minded learners. But how do you help mission-appropriate international students learn about your school, and recruit them to join your institution?Read More
Maintaining appropriate communication with parents, faculty, and the Leadership Team can help ease the pressure on Trustees to share what has occurred during a meeting. When constituents know that they will be provided with reliable, relevant information on a consistent basis, they are less likely to probe the Trustees one-on-one.Read More
The intangible, indirect “costs” of a Head search may be the most difficult to estimate because they do not fall into personnel costs or time. They may involve many people’s responses to the need for and the process of a search.Read More
The Division Head is often a “middle man” of sorts in your school hierarchy. Therefore, it’s integral that this role—one that holds everyone together—gets what it needs to prosper.Read More
The school day is packed with activities and objectives, and it can be difficult to fit everything in. You want your students to succeed, and give them the best learning opportunities possible. Often, when it comes to priorities, recess and time for unstructured play can fall to the bottom of the list.Read More
As a member of the enrollment management or marketing team, you might be tasked with handling the communication before, during, and after a survey initiative. It’s important to let students, parents, and faculty know about your survey and what you hope to achieve so there are no questions throughout the process.Read More
You probably manage the planning and execution of at least a few events throughout the school year, and you might lean on your staff to help run these events. This may be OK, as long you keep specific guidelines in mind to ensure all employees are treated fairly.Read More
We may be several months away from traditional hiring season, but it’s always good to brush up on tips and tricks before it starts full-force to keep the process running smoothly.Read More
Accidents involving students, teachers, or staff are bound to happen from time to time. Whether you offer contact sports or someone simply falls, your school should create, distribute, and follow concussion protocols that can be easily referenced when an accident occurs.Read More
As the School Head, you play an important role in many areas of school operation. But perhaps one of the most integral duties you have is to support and guide your teaching staff.Read More