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A growth coach and coachee relationship and a mentor and mentee relationship are equally valuable. Both types of relationships take place in a professional atmosphere, and both help the participants strive for career development and advancement. The primary difference between the two types comes down to one word: balance. Here’s how asking the right questions can make a big difference in the coaching experience.Read More
Not all private schools are on the same page with the issues of diversity. Some schools have just begun the conversation about justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI) initiatives, while others are amid significant shifts in both policy and practice. JEDI goals are directly connected to a school’s willingness to undergo a true transformation—if policies remain status quo, the work is performative at best. Honesty can be scary, and to some it feels threatening. Here’s how to get started.Read More
Mental health includes emotional, psychological, and social well-being, and affects how you feel, think, and act. A wide range of external and internal factors, or often combinations of these, can cause mental health concerns.Read More
Most marketing results come from word-of-mouth in your community. It can be difficult to attribute success to any singular marketing effort—let alone individual initiatives or abstract marketing activities like messaging and value proposition. Implementing an NPS survey is just one tool in your marketing tool belt, but it can be extremely powerful in its ability to spotlight your biggest concerns.Read More
The general concept of the student advisor sounds simple: Each student has one adult on campus to offer support, be a sounding board, and provide overall guidance as they navigate through school and life.Read More
Beginning a new school year is exciting—but this year has become increasingly uncertain with the increase in COVID-19’s Delta variant. Teachers and staff will require predictability and support as they continue to navigate the uncertainty.Read More
As we look to begin the new school year, international program directors are busier than ever—getting ready for fall while trying to keep pace with rapidly evolving pandemic protocol. You might be wondering if international students are returning? The answer is yes. Here are some recent statistics and information.Read More
Your first three years as School Head for your private school are the toughest. Learn from ISM to prepare yourself with these leadership skills.Read More
Teaching and learning during the pandemic gave everyone a major crash course on the role of technology in education. With little notice, teachers, students, and administrators were forced to work creatively with the tools they had—while simultaneously learning the strengths and limitations of techno...Read More
Being the Head of a small school can be a daunting task. After you’ve spent your career teaching and working your way up into administration, when you become responsible for everything, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed.Read More