Leadership

When it comes to being a school leader, there are many issues that need to be addressed. Strategic planning as a school leader does not just consider studies and preparing children for possible futures, but also working to develop pathways to reach an envisioned future. This means challenging students to think for themselves as well as developing core values and beliefs.

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Most school districts spend between 80%-90% of their general fund budget on personnel costs. One would be hard pressed to find a way to solve their financial challenges by simply making changes to the other 10-20% of their budget.
How might we go about analyzing our personnel budget to ensure we are getting the best return on investment? We can start by looking at these number of areas.

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Have you ever visited a school that had such a healthy, positive culture that you could sense it as soon as you walked through the front door? A healthy school culture can make a world of difference for students – inspiring them to be kind, feel safe, and remain dedicated to their studies. Aside from increasing the quality of education for students, a healthy school culture can also help improve staff satisfaction and retention.

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Many schools across the US are finding it hard to deal with student misbehavior. And usually, students are punished for not knowing how to behave rather than being taught appropriate behavior. The objective of Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is teaching positive behavior. You may be asking, “What is PBIS?” This article will answer that question.

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Bullying can have a negative impact on the physical, emotional, and mental health of a student. It can take many forms, such as physical threat, harassment, teasing, violence, and in today’s age of social media, cyberbullying. Children who fall prey to bullying usually have low self-esteem, have difficulty focusing on their studies, and in extreme cases, have thoughts of suicide. This is why it’s important that teachers know how to address bullying.

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Careers in Education

Careers in education are ideal for those who enjoy interacting with others and believe in their ability to bring meaningful change in people’s lives. Within the field of education, different age groups and subject areas provide a wide variety of career options. But education careers are not limited to teaching jobs. They also include non-teaching staff. To enlighten you on this topic, we will give a brief background of various careers in education.

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Approximately 50% of new teachers leave the profession within the first five years of teaching. Why are they leaving? There are several reasons, ranging from high stress levels, heavy workload, or poor working conditions.

Many teachers experience physical, mental, and emotional exhaustion, especially those who are working in low-performing schools (where the demands are high, and the challenges are immense). But even in high-performing schools, some teachers experience burnout or are simply not satisfied with the way things are going.

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School Turnaround

School turnaround is a comprehensive intervention directed towards a low-performing school that produces significant gains in achievement, and readies the school for the process of transformation into a high-performing one.

It refers to the efforts being made by districts and states to improve student outcomes, build capacity, and sustain reforms. Professional development for educators and mentoring support for leaders can help them in this regard.

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Here at INcompassing Education, we believe that building a positive school culture and school climate largely depends on the quality of relationships. It requires consistency and commitment from administrators, teachers, and students. Through professional development and educational consulting, we can help struggling schools turn things around.

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Experienced educators use teacher mentoring programs to provide knowledge, support, advice, and reinforcement. More importantly, educational consulting can contribute in enhancing the work, skills, career, and professional development of teachers.

A mentor is an experienced and trustworthy person who takes a keen interest in helping an apprentice become successful. He/she is a teacher, adviser, friend, and role model rolled into one. An effective mentoring relationship involves mutual respect, trust, understanding, and empathy. Aside from technical expertise, mentors also share their wisdom and life experiences.