SuperEval Blog

Is Social-Emotional Learning Top of Mind in Your School District?

November 5th, 2020

As our communities continue to diversify, schools are responsible to educate students across a broad array of ethnicities, races, religions, and cultural backgrounds. School leaders must acknowledge the importance of social-emotional learning and foster equitable academic environments that promote acceptance and embrace differences. Social-emotional learning can help students develop a healthy curiosity for people whose […]

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Principals Find the Time to Assess SEL in Your Schools

November 3rd, 2020

By, Sue Corrie, Retired Elementary School Principal, Clarence CSD Traditionally, as students and teachers settled into classrooms in the fall, building administrators begin organizing those special fall events such as Open House, Book Fairs, Fall Festivals, Homecoming, fall plays and more. However, this year brought very different organizing and scheduling challenges. Creating schedules within hybrid […]

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SuperEval Team Members to Attend Our First Virtual NYSSBA Conference

October 12th, 2020

NYSSBA’s annual fall convention has been transformed into a two-week virtual event. The conference will be held, October 20-22 and October 27-29, 2020. Although you won’t see us in person, SuperEval team members Michael Horning Jr., Bob Hartz, and Sarah Menegay will be attending virtually. This year’s NYSSBA convention experience includes exceptional programming that is […]

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School Leaders and the Importance of Self-Care

October 12th, 2020

In case of low oxygen pressure in the cabin, please secure your mask first before assisting others. We’ve all heard the above announcement by flight attendants every time we travel by plane. While we may inadvertently tune out this instruction — the underlying lesson is invaluable: You must take care of yourself first in order […]

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Exploring Self-Reflection with Dr. Don Jacobs

September 22nd, 2020

In many ways the COVID-19 pandemic has made new learners out of all of us: students, teachers, parents, and school administrators. As a new school year is underway there are still many unknowns. Today, Don Jacobs, the CEO of PLS 3rd Learning (the parent company of SuperEval) shares his thoughts around his experiences with reflection.  […]

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Why is Self-Reflection a Critical Component of Leadership?

September 16th, 2020

If you are like many school district leaders, you have earned your position through years of experience, most likely starting your tenure in education as a teacher, making your way to administration, and eventually to a school district superintendent. Valuable lessons in leadership are learned through this process of work experience; however, to be a […]

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Supporting the Mental Health of Your School’s Employees

September 9th, 2020

Trigger Warning: Mental Health, Suicide, Depression. COVID-19 has proven to be not only a dangerous respiratory infection, but it is also a strain on our healthcare system, economy, a challenge for school leaders, parents, students, and a political hot topic. What we often don’t think of is that the global pandemic has also been a […]

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On the Same Page: Successful Goal Alignment for Schools and Their Districts

September 1st, 2020

School districts are decentralized by nature. As superintendents establish overarching district-wide goals, the execution of associated critical tactics must be conducted at the individual school level. This requirement means attempting to produce consistent results across entities that each have unique leaders, challenges, and students of various age ranges. This reality begs the question, is it […]

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What Does School Administration Look Like in a Pandemic World?

August 21st, 2020

Today we have a very special guest blog by Susan Corrie, a former elementary building principal for the Clarence Central School District in Western New York. Susan has worked in education for over 35 years and works with PLS 3rd Learning, SuperEval’s parent company. We hope you enjoy her insight about the challenges that school […]

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What School Leaders Can Learn from COVID-19 and Why We Are Now Better Prepared for the Future

August 20th, 2020

There is light in darkness. You just have to find it. – Bell Hooks It is impossible not to acknowledge the significant challenges wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic over the past several months. Still, Bell Hooks’ comment on finding the light in the darkness reminds us to persevere, reflect, learn, and grow. For educators and […]

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