SuperEval Blog

Competency-Based Learning and District Leaders in Personalized Education Models

March 11th, 2021

Across the country, schools, districts, and states are replacing the traditional, time-based student education investment structure with one that is optimized to help each student reach academic proficiency. This competency-based or personalized approach to educational outcomes could help you and your teachers maximize your results with a more efficient approach to student development. What Is […]

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Best Practices for Handling Negative Feedback on Social Media

February 25th, 2021

Successfully engaging with your school community, including your students, parents, and residents means using various communication channels to reach as many people as possible to inform, receive feedback, and hold constructive dialogue. Unfortunately, every communication channel that includes a response or feedback mechanism could be an avenue for criticism. Sometimes, it can be productive. Sometimes […]

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Are Your Teachers Receiving Adequate Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) Training?

February 3rd, 2021

Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) is a process in which children acquire and apply the skills, knowledge, and attitudes needed to understand and manage their emotions, feel empathy, maintain and nurture positive relationships, be goal-oriented, and make responsible decisions. It is a vital component of every young person’s development. SEL skills are critical not only during youth […]

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A Taste of Buffalo From the SuperEval Team

February 1st, 2021

Buffalo, NY—SuperEval’s hometown, also known as the city of good neighbors. You may be asking, “What brings all these good people together?” The answer is simple, chicken wings and football. We Buffalonians take pride in our city, The Buffalo Bills, and our wings. And while The Bills didn’t make it to the BIG game this […]

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Six Universal Best Practices of Highly Effective School Boards

January 10th, 2021

School boards across the country are faced with extraordinary challenges. As the world continues to battle the coronavirus, even the most cohesive school boards must ensure that they are collaborating and working as effectively and efficiently as possible to make decisions that will help see their district through its current unprecedented challenges. By striving to […]

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Six Habits of Successful Leaders

January 3rd, 2021

Think about the greatest leaders of modern times, figures like Tim Cook, Indra Nooyi, Sir Richard Branson, Cheryl Sandberg, Bill Gates, Tony Hsieh, and Carl Icahn. How do they do it? They are innovative, charismatic, insightful, and they somehow manage to get more accomplished in a year than it may feel possible to accomplish in […]

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Three Simple Ways Leaders Can Stay Calm Under Pressure

December 15th, 2020

In case of emergency, remember to remain calm. Over the past year, school leaders, teachers, parents and guardians, and students have had to adapt rapidly amidst uncertainty and change. While school leaders worked to ensure our students would continue to receive a quality education, they were also thrown an abundance of curveballs such as considering […]

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The Evolution of SuperEval: Aligning District Leadership from the Boardroom to Schools

December 8th, 2020

This article originally appeared in The NYSCOSS December 2020 Councilgram Sponsor Spotlight, which may be accessed here. Effective leadership is essential to a successful school district. What is focused on, is accomplished. The school district functions most effectively when the leadership operates as a focused team. These are key ideas leading to several guiding questions: […]

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How School Leaders Can Prevent Teacher Burnout During Stressful Times

December 5th, 2020

When schools closed last spring during COVID-19 and students and teachers were both thrown into a world of virtual learning, the outpouring of support and appreciation for teachers was overwhelming. Parents shared their sentiments on social media, asking teachers what their tricks are to keep students focused and learning. “How do you do it?” parents […]

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Dr. Michael Horning Jr. to Lead Panel Discussion with Pennsylvania Superintendents

December 1st, 2020

On December 4, 2020 SuperEval will host a panel discussion with two Pennsylvania school superintendents entitled: Superintendent Reflections: Sharing Stories of Success in Leadership Evaluations  Reflection, feedback and professional growth are foundational to any meaningful leadership evaluation process. This virtual event is a moderated panel discussion sharing stories of success in leadership evaluations during a […]

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