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March 28
Why I Use Skype to Teach World Geography and Cross-Cultural Competency
​My computer rings and I feel the excitement bubbling up in my suburban Maryland classroom. My first-graders know a Mystery Skype game is about to start. They grab their supplies: large, laminated world maps, dry erase markers, and magnifying glasse... Read More
March 20
How Schools Can Build Unity in Divided Times
​It is both a fascinating and a daunting time to be educating young people. While many of us in the field of education believe that unity is foundational to a school’s mission every day, I believe we need to rethink the way we understand and teach t... Read More
March 13
A Prescription for Rendering Rankings Moot
​Technology has drastically altered the way that we find information, conduct research, and connect with one another. Although it has ushered in many positive societal changes — saving time and money, spurring global connectivity, and enhancing rela... Read More
March 07
At NAIS Annual Conference, Lifting Our Vision Above the Mists of Change
BALTIMORE — “Begin with the end in mind,” Stephen Covey famously wrote in his 1990 book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Educators practice this habit daily, understanding intuitively that everything is created twice: First, we see it in th... Read More
February 28
Snow Days, Tweet Storms, and the Undead: Adventures in School Communications
​January 2015: The first flurries were already squiggling from the sky. We’d decided to close early as a monster snowstorm barreled up the East Coast, and we needed to get out the official announcement. The trouble was, it wasn’t ready. If we’d bee... Read More
February 27
School Leaders Wrestle with Cutting Costs and Raising Revenue to Ensure Financial Sustainability
​Editor’s note: This is the last in a two-part series examining tuition trends in independent day schools. This blog focuses on schools’ efforts to cut costs and generate revenue. Part one covers how school leaders make decisions on tuition and comp... Read More
February 21
How to Lead — Online and Off
​Editor’s note: Authors Stephen Valentine and Reshan Richards distill principles from their book Blending Leadership: Six Simple Beliefs for Leading Online and Off.   What started for us as a short presentation in 2012 has been consistent only in ... Read More
February 14
From Scarcity to Opportunity in Your Socioeconomic Investment
​The U.S. presidential election turned a spotlight on the great economic divide in our country — one that is ever-widening, shrinking the middle class in its wake. What is the root cause of that divide and can independent schools play a role in clos... Read More
February 06
A Millennial’s View: How to Transform Independent Schools into Modern Workplaces
I’m 35, putting me at the leading edge of the millennial generation. Since I was 25, I’ve been an independent school educator, teaching civics and history to middle schoolers. After a short career in government contracting, I came to teaching becaus... Read More
January 31
​​How School Leaders Make Decisions About Tuition and Compensation
​Editor’s note: This is the first in a two-part series examining tuition trends in independent day schools, including schools’ efforts to cut costs and generate revenue. Independent school professionals William Daughtrey, Will Hester, and Kevin Weat... Read More
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Why I Use Skype to Teach World Geography and Cross-Cultural Competency New
How Schools Can Build Unity in Divided Times
A Prescription for Rendering Rankings Moot
At NAIS Annual Conference, Lifting Our Vision Above the Mists of Change
Snow Days, Tweet Storms, and the Undead: Adventures in School Communications
School Leaders Wrestle with Cutting Costs and Raising Revenue to Ensure Financial Sustainability
How to Lead — Online and Off
From Scarcity to Opportunity in Your Socioeconomic Investment
A Millennial’s View: How to Transform Independent Schools into Modern Workplaces
​​How School Leaders Make Decisions About Tuition and Compensation
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