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9 Powerful Ways to Lead a Successful IEP Meeting

As a school leader, you take on the (rather lofty) responsibility of ensuring your students have enough support to learn, grow, and succeed in their education.

One way to achieve this growth — and promote a positive school culture — is to make sure individualized education plans (IEPs) are effective and useful for every student that needs them. 

To keep things running smoothly, you need to create an IEP that actually works. One of the best ways to do this is to run a successful IEP meeting.

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In-School Suspension: 6 Key Elements You Need To Consider

What’s the point of an in-school suspension?

Is it to punish students for bad behavior? Remove them from class so other students can keep working? Keep them from an out-of-school suspension?

Focusing on the narrow applications of an in-school suspension means losing sight of the positive impact this strategy can have on your school culture

Keep reading to find out how a thorough in-school suspension plan can benefit your school, 6 key elements that you’ll need to successfully create your own program, and 3 alternatives to consider using.

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School Admin Software: 10 In-Depth Reviews for Your School

Every day, you put a lot of work into running your school effectively — be it planning assignments, organizing classes, analyzing data, or preparing for formative assessments, (to name a few). And when you’re juggling so many tasks, incorporating the right school admin software can make your life much easier and benefit your teachers and students as well.

The good news is there’s a lot of school admin software available for you to choose from. The bad news is there’s a lot of school admin software to choose from. With pages and pages of programs to consider, where do you start?

We’ve compiled a list of our favorite software and highlighted some of their key features to help you make the right choice.

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School Mission Statements: The 2019 Guide [+ 6 Writing Tips]

What drives growth in your school community?

It could be your school’s culture, a focus on teacher professional development, or even prioritizing useful teaching strategies. However, none may be as important as school mission statements, which are essential for student development and effective learning.

School mission statements indicate the priorities and goals of a school community, and can have an incredible impact on student achievement.

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7 Effective Ways to Use Distributed Practice at Your School

You dedicate endless resources to make sure students learn curriculum essentials, in preparation for standardized tests and new grade levels.

But as soon as they’ve learned the material and written the test, it seems like their memories are completely wiped clean. Students are left confused and teachers become frustrated.

Sound familiar?

This scenario is extremely common, yet highly preventable. Students and teachers tend to cram information into their brains as quickly as possible. But in the long run, retention falls flat.

Distributed practice is proven to be the best studying method for effective learning that lasts. And if you want students to study this way, distributed practice should become a schoolwide teaching strategy.

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14 Powerful Math Websites for Middle School Students

As a school leader in the digital age, one of your greatest responsibilities is to ensure teachers are using quality math websites that can engage students, monitor their progress, close learning gaps, and address individual needs. But because they vary so much in quality, finding the best ones poses a real challenge.

Middle school, in particular, can be a trying time for students as their adolescent brains transition from tangible, foundational math concepts to more complex and abstract ones. So, here’s a list of 14 math websites for middle school that will greatly enrich your students’ learning experience.

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