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Every new school year brings the same old problems: striving to reach enrollment numbers; attempting to meet fundraising goals; and trying to define and execute an overarching strategy to unify multiple events, priorities, and things you’ve “always done” for marketing. This year, take time to change how you approach marketing and collecting parents’ feedback. Here’s where to start.Read More
True educators know standardized tests often aren’t genuine measures of learning. But we have failed to answer, “What should schools do instead?” Consider these six questions within the present framework and requirements of your school, but also with an open mind to what could be.Read More
Traditionally, schools have been able to introduce and manage clear-cut policies and procedures to keep their communities safe. But it’s no secret COVID-19 has challenged everything we thought we knew about managing the spread of germs and navigating new regulations. The 2020–21 academic year mar...Read More
Communicating with students can be tricky, gaining insight into their satisfaction can be impossible. When communicating with students about their experiences, use an NPS survey to gather meaningful feedback.Read More
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