10 Things Great School Leaders Do To Start The School Year Off Strong!
For many school leaders, the summer months provide some much needed time for rest and catching up. As the start of the new academic school year approaches, it is important to start getting organized so that you can feel prepared for everything the year will bring.
We've put together a list of 10 things successful school leaders do before the first day of school. Each one is important and will help you kick off your year with a strong start!
1. Take Sufficient Time To Rest And Disconnect
5 Things That Can Help With Staffing At Your Montessori School
We Know It Is Hard To Find Montessori Trained Guides
Staffing is currently a challenge for many Montessori schools. We know that several schools are finding it difficult to find experienced, trained guides. There seems to be a scarcity of workers across industries, but the decline has been particularly large amongst teachers and educators.
Montessori guides are essential to a well functioning Montessori environment. It can be overwhelming when school leaders and administrators have to overco…
Using Social Platforms To Advertise Montessori Jobs
Montessori Staff Onboarding 101: How To Set Your New Hires Up For Success!
Onboarding is the process of welcoming and integrating new employees into your workspace. It is an ongoing process that requires planning, strategy, and constant care. Onboarding a new hire effectively has become an extremely important part of the staffing process. Great onboarding begins before a new hire is brought on to the team.
There are many reasons why you should consider having a good onboarding strategy for your school:
- It reduces employee turnover: When people feel properly integr…
7 Strategies For Montessori Staff Retention
The pandemic, burnout, and changes in workplace culture and expectations has lead to staff retention challenges in the past few years. Many school leaders are not only struggling to find Montessori staff... they are struggling to keep current staff on their team. In Montessori especially, it is so valuable to have teachers who are happy, fulfilled, and want to remain a part of your school community so that they can continue to serve your students and families. When teachers are leaving sooner th…
Get Ready For Our February Parenting Series!
Some of you may not be aware that Nido Marketing launched an online community membership site, Montessori Thrive, in 2020 with the aim to support Montessori Leaders and Administrators everywhere with resources to help them grow their schools. It has been such an exciting journey to see this online community grow, the leadership resource collection expand, and many Montessori leaders find the support they need. What became clear was that the community of leaders needed more resources for parenti…
Strengthening Your Community at Your Montessori School this Holiday Season
November and December present several opportunities for Montessori schools to connect with families, utilize parenting education, and create stronger and more unified communities!
It is a time that represents the holiday season for several cultures. For schools in the United States, it represents a time to be giving and grateful, and it is a time of year where parents can create traditions and memories with their children. Montessori schools can use this time to create their own traditions and …
How Digital Marketing Can Maximize Your Montessori School Fundraising
For most non-profit Montessori schools, donations form a significant part of annual income. Campaigns and donations can take many different forms, but the truth is that all fundraising campaigns benefit from well-planned marketing to provide the best results.
Because we’re digital marketers, we focus on how digital marketing can maximize your fundraising efforts. Here are some tips to get you started!
Include Giving on your Website
If you rely on donations to keep your school running, dedica…
Raising Montessori Awareness For Generations To Come
People May Know The Name Montessori... But Do They Know What It Means?
In recent years, the Montessori name has picked up plenty of recognition, but there continues to be misinformation about what Montessori actually is. This has created challenges for many Montessori schools, as prospective parents may not understand the value of Montessori education from initial impressions.
The challenges don't stop with prospective parents. Misinformation and a lack of overall awareness have led to a shor…
Montessori Guide Shortage: Strategies For Overcoming Staffing Challenges
If you are a Montessori School Administrator, then you are most likely aware of the current shortage of Montessori trained guides. This seems to be the leading "crisis" facing most Montessori schools. Without Montessori trained guides, you cannot have a successful Montessori school and you won't be able to offer your families the quality of education you are aiming for.
So, what can you do to make things better?
Unfortunately for this dilemma, there is no one solution. Montessori training can …