by Dr. Toby A. Travis - Teachers are the very essence of a school. If school leaders want high-quality programs with substance and measurable results, they need to look no further than investing in their faculty and staff development. The Return on Investment (ROI) for competitive compensation packages and personalized quality professional development for teachers is significant.
The GLOBAL School Consulting Group has a commitment to offer world class consulting and training through our Consultants, and to introduce, endorse, and promote organizations and businesses that provide premier products and services. Although the Partner concept was instituted recently, we have already had the opportunity to recommend Partners to client and prospective client schools. GLOBAL was formed with a goal of building synergy for the business of each affiliate, and the Partner affiliation builds on that concept which is rapidly becoming a reality!
by Janet Hale, MEd - For those of you who may be thinking traditionally regarding the title’s equation, it may not appear to make sense. First, let me share my role in this equation: I am delighted to have been selected as the Foreign-School Partnership Project and Curriculum Coordinator for a joint venture between The Dewey Schools and Mount Vernon School.
by Dr. Toby A. Travis
The term budget is best understood as intentional, thoughtful, and responsible planning. Every leader must determine how to allocate limited financial, physical, and human resources to most effectively deliver the school’s programs and services. The developing, managing, and diligent implementation of the budget is the single most vital, and yet nearly invisible, means by which school leaders build trust.
by Clint Holden, M.A.
A school leader today is supposed to act as an entrepreneur and a person of vision, able to inspire, empower, and motivate his staff under the auspices of a shared mission statement that fosters common goals for the entire community (Engels, Hotton, Devos, Bouckenooghe, & Aelterman, 2008).
by Alfredo Enrique Umaña, M.A.
This is the time to go from being an owner, manager or supervisor, to being a leader. According to James Plueddemann, leaders must move from an egocentric practice to an other-centric practice; we must take the initiative to focus, harmonize, and push the talents of others into action.
by Dr. R. Mark Beadle is CEO Emeritus of Sevenstar
Schools are often attacked and maligned for not doing the right thing. During this 2020 pandemic, the public has often seen things schools could have done better. Certainly, we have all adjusted and schools have been schooled like many of our institutions and businesses-churches, libraries, hotels, airlines…
by Dr. Toby A. Travis
Chad P. Wick, president and CEO of the KnowledgeWorks Foundation states, “You can’t expect children to learn 21st-century skills in schools built for the 1950s. We need schools designed for 21st-century success.” Some would argue the meaning and function of the learning environment is minimal, as related to the traditional brick and mortar school. Projects such as the widely successful Hole-in-the-wall Project, where students accomplish amazing levels of learning in far from ideal surroundings, suggests that students learn in any setting – and to a certain extent that is quite true.