SuperEval Blog

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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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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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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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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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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The COVID Slump

July 21st, 2020

How can school leaders help facilitate a seamless transition back to learning this fall while making up for lost time? Studies show that over the summer months, when children are not in school, “those from under-resourced communities tend to lose roughly 30 percent of the gains they made in math during the school year and […]

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How to Run More Efficient Meetings in Your School District

February 4th, 2020

Meetings. Every well-run school district needs them, but poll staff members and you are likely to find that most people dislike attending them, and others fail to see their value. Such sentiments are understandable when you consider these statistics from Highfive:1 Every year since 2000, the time spent in meetings has increased by about 10%. […]

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Schools, Students, and Smartphones: Should Your School District Allow, Ban, or Restrict Student Smartphone Use?

January 14th, 2020

If you needed to contact your parents while you were in school, what did you do? Your issue most likely had to wait until you got home. If your school canceled your varsity tennis match, what did you do? You probably just rode the bus home and told your parents later or perhaps you used […]

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How School Leaders at Alexander Central School District Used Self-Reflection to Grow as a Team

October 23rd, 2019

  What do a superintendent, athletic director, director of curriculum and instruction, IT director, and a transportation supervisor have in common? If your answer is that they all work at a school, you aren’t wrong. At Alexander Central School District, they found more common ground: they’re all school leaders. When Dr. Catherine Huber became the […]

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