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16
Mar

The Power of Telling Stories

Since the beginning of man on earth, story-telling has been the primary method of communication. Only in recent times do we transfer digital data, tweets, knowledge-dumping and long slide shows. As a result, our brains are wired to remember stories. They make a lasting impression, rather than something we quickly forget. It’s a good lesson for educators trying to get

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16
Mar

Who says the media won’t cover good news?

Actually, they are hungry for news because of severe cutbacks in staff. Plenty of evidence exist that good news makes news in most publications and online sources. Perhaps as educators we’re not noticing all the good news that appeals to journalists going on right now in our schools. Here are some things to look for: Is it timely? Does it

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16
Mar

Don’t underestimate the power of the front office

The front office is the first point of contact for students, parents, staff and other stakeholders when they walk into the building. If they walk in and feel unwelcome, it can cloud the rest of their experience at the school. Front office staff should continually convey a sense of welcome, and be recognized for their contribution, and corrected for misbehavior.