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Diet Culture and Children: Learn How to Make Your School a Safe Space

School Health and Wellness // March 26, 2023

Diet culture is everywhere—we are told to restrict carbohydrates, avoid sugar, follow keto. From streaming channels and social media to brick-and-mortar stores at the local mall. Filtering this information is difficult for adults. For tweens and teens, distinguishing between the truth and a marketing campaign is nearly impossible.

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Four Ways Extended Classes Help Keep Students Engaged

Academic Leadership // March 26, 2023

For several decades, there has been a healthy debate in education about the benefits of longer, extended classes—where students have fewer classes in a day, but for longer periods of time. A 10-year study of a school system in Georgia that moved to extended class schedules found an increase in stude...

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Trends in Generation Z Mental Health

School Health and Wellness // March 26, 2023

Mental health issues soared during the pandemic—led by isolation, loneliness, fear, and anxiety. Every age and socioeconomic group experienced the extreme, unavoidable stress that accompanies a once-in-a-lifetime global emergency. As life returned to normalcy, much of that receded.

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New Age of Volunteerism: Alumni Outreach for Millennials and Gen Z

Fundraising // March 26, 2023

If there’s one constant in education, it’s change. Independent schools are hubs for innovation and evolution, with exciting pedagogical theory and progressive restructuring happening in institutions across the country. School leaders seize opportunities for growth, recognizing change is not only inevitable, but invigorating.

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Professional Development: Why Invest in Your Team?

School Leadership // March 12, 2023

Professional development is a key element to the success for any organization; this is especially true for schools because it empowers a growth mindset and models continuous learning. An essential tool for your school’s continued success, professional development invests in your school community—furthering your school’s mission.

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Understanding Substance Use and How It Impacts Student Well-Being

School Health and Wellness // March 12, 2023

Schools play a critical role in children's lives, and as children grow to pre-teens and teens, teachers and administrators worry about new risks they will experience. One such risk is the use of substances, such as alcohol, marijuana, tobacco, and other drugs. Substance use by teens can have a bi...

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How to Transform Complaints Into Positive Change

School Leadership // February 26, 2023

Assuming a leadership position within your school may seem like a dream come true—you put in the work, obtained an advanced degree (or two), attended professional development workshops, and proved yourself to be a respected peer. As a leader, you want to effect meaningful and lasting change at your institution, and you should be able to presume you have the faculty’s support as you enact decisions.

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