The school budget, the programs offered, and the teachers on staff all stem from the number of students that enroll at your school. It’s your bottom line. Every private school struggles to continue increasing student enrollment, simply due to the number of education choices available to students. Focusing on increasing enrollment requires a full coordinated effort and often new approaches to programs offered at the school. In this blog we’ll focus on how to leverage what makes your school unique – and how to tell everyone about it.
Whether you’re an administrator looking to add more technology to your organization, or a teacher leading the tech charge in your school, helping other teachers get up to speed can be difficult. It’s even more difficult during the back to school season, with increased teacher stress levels and young teachers starting their first years of instruction.
Teacher professional development (PD) is arguably the most important investment a school can make in improving everything from test scores, to student engagement to combating bullying or supporting at-risk populations. Ironically, it’s also one of the most difficult areas to measure return on investment (ROI) because of how famously slow the education sector changes. Sometimes it can feel like making change is the equivalent of maneuvering a battleship!
Your curriculum is your school’s brand. The way you house, use and put resources into it, speaks volumes about your school to teachers and parents. If you would describe your curriculum as “dry”, “simple” or “out of date”, it’s time to do something about it, and the fix is easier than you think.
To give great feedback, you need to be a teacher’s coach.
We all know back to school can be challenging. Teachers and administrators alike are busy preparing for the year ahead, and it never seems like there is enough time! Although as an administrator, you probably feel like you already have enough on your plate, your teachers need your help to kick off the year successfully.
Teacher stress is contagious, and back to school is the most stressful time of all! Keep reading for some tips for proactively managing back to school stress, as well as what to do when your teachers come to you for help!