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A Detention/Suspension Revolution

JULY 18, 2018 / by CHELSEY ERWIN A Detention/Suspension Revolution Some people say there’s no such thing as a bad student—only bad teachers. As a special education teacher, my own experience reflects this common wisdom. The right approach is everything, especially for...

School Detention and Suspension: How to Reduce Recidivism

When a student got detention twenty years ago, they would basically just sit in the principal’s office or an empty classroom, doing “busy work”, or worse, nothing at all. Today, nothing has changed. Students are usually still sitting there doing nothing during...

WHEN YOUR WORKOUT STALLS…

I was reminded recently that when your workout stops generating results for you, do something different. Interesting how the same thing applies to Enrollment Management. When things stall out, why continue doing the same thing? Do something different. We all stick...

CRMpathy:(

We know. We know. And we’re sorry. We know you expected your new CRM to solve all your problems. And help you drive more Inquiries. And Apps. And Yield. But we know it’s not that simple. CRM’s are great tools, but like a Chef’s kitchen, they’re only as powerful as the...

IS YOUR SCHOOL AN OUTLIER?

It’s amazing how savvy teens are these days. We did a focus group recently and a young lady (Sarah, a junior in high school) said, “I want to be an Outlier.” (I think she had just read Gladwell’s book and it was on her mind). “But schools who are sending me stuff are...

Set Yourself up to Succeed in the New Year

Some people embrace and others push away the thought of New Year’s resolutions, usually due to past experience of having met or fallen short of achieving them. No matter what time of the year they are made, resolutions are essentially goals. What tends to happen with...

Persistence in K-12

“Persistence” is a word often used in educational settings. Usually it can be heard in discussions about why students do or do not stay in school, move on to the next grade or graduate. It’s an issue of retention and a quandary about how students develop inside and...

K12 WELLNESS & CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT

If we know that Gen Z prefers to engage in web and mobile environments (‘prefers’ is probably an understatement), then why aren’t we doing more to meet them in their world? Any school who still believes a student will walk through the office and knock on their door to...