The Value of Stability

The Value of Stability   By: Meredith Biesinger   By now, a large number of educators have returned to their classrooms. But have we returned to normal? Not really. The toll on the mental health and social-emotional needs of both students and educators continues to grow. Following a high-stress year ….

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Verlan Stephens has Been Featured in Exeleon Magazine: Entrepreneur’s Four-Step Guide to Entering the Education Market

Verlan Stephens has Been Featured in Exeleon Magazine: Entrepreneur’s Four-Step Guide to Entering the Education Market Agile’s Managing Partner Verlan Stephens is an established entrepreneur and an experienced business leader in the education space. He knows that more than ever, smart business leaders are entering or expanding in the education market ….

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School Climate – Improving the School Experience for All Students

School Climate – Improving the School Experience for All Students During a time when the American learning environment looks different than any of us expected, what can educators and staff do to improve the school climate?    The overall school experience has a massive impact on long-term academic success and ….

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Supporting Student Well-Being

Supporting Student Well-Being One of the roles I have in my district is to serve as a sponsor and facilitator for a student advisory committee to the superintendent.  Each high school elects a delegation to represent the voice of their school’s student body on topics of interest identified by district ….

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Mental Health Wins for Schools

Mental Health Wins for Schools Mental health has always been a serious topic in the education system, and the COVID-19 pandemic has only increased its importance. This is not only true for students, but for the educators whose task it is to teach them. Improving the mental health status of ….

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Students, Staff, and Swiss Cheese?

Students, Staff, and Swiss Cheese? Teresa Tate The problems that my district is facing could be compared to a slice of swiss cheese. There are many problems, some problems may appear to be the larger holes while other problems appear much smaller. Concerns include behavior, absenteeism, gaps in learning, lack ….

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SEL Programs – PBIS, etc.

SEL Programs – PBIS, etc. Social and emotional learning (SEL) is a broad term that supports the idea that learning environments should be safe and supportive. The idea is that if schools provide these kinds of positive conditions they can also foster increased academic achievement and social engagement. Similarly, Positive ….

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