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Middle School Games Teach Lessons for Life
By Christina Mimms, SAIS

Teamwork, collaboration, and communication top the list of 21st century skills that schools strive to teach students along with the usual subjects of English, history, and math. How schools teach those skills in the classroom vary from one campus to another, but teaching them in a way that students retain and reach for in other aspects of their lives is tantamount to any student-related goals in an independent school.  >>Read more. 
It's Not Trash, It's Art! 
The Collapse of Parenting 
By Leonard Sax, M.D., Ph.D.
Reviewed by William Carroll, Head of The Westfield School, Perry, GA

The Collapse of Parenting is a compelling and fascinating study of the current state of American parenting. Dr. Sax presents a series of persuasive observations and arguments based on high quality academic research peppered with personal anecdotes. In many ways, the book is a harsh indictment of current parenting and cultural trends. However, the author also includes many specific and practical strategies that should be used by parents who are pushing against the mainstream trends.  >>Read more.
2016 SAIS Heads Leadership Retreat
Attendees at the 2016 SAIS Heads Leadership Retreat should prepare for a time of collaboration, growth, and getting "Vip'd." Vipul Kapadia (aka Vips) of thinqshift will serve as facilitator at this year's retreat, April 18-19 in Asheville, NC. He is well acquainted with the challenges that school leaders face, and as a leadership coach, advisor, and consultant, he helps executive leaders to work through problems, change behavior patterns, and function with more purpose. Watch a short video about Vips' work with schools here. 
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SAIS Lunch and Learn Webinars
Join SAIS over your lunch break for a virtual seminar. You provide the lunch and we'll provide the webinar. Registration is free.  >>Register here.

The CWRA and You
Friday, March 18, 2016: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, EST
Are you using data and information to improve teaching and learning? This is a look at one data source, the CWRA, and how three schools are using the results to help departments, teachers, and ultimately students improve critical thinking, reading, and writing. 

What Are All These Tests? 
Thursday, April 21, 2016: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, EST 
There are so many tests available - and your school probably gives most or all of them. Join former NAIS head of school and assessment expert Jonathan E. Martin for this fast-paced webinar. We'll tour more than half a dozen of the most interesting, popular, and exciting innovative and alternative assessments of student learning and perceptions of learning.
2016 SAIS Institute for Strategic Leadership

Examine the nature of strategic leadership and explore a path for continual growth at the SAIS Institute for Strategic Leadership. This program is open to heads and administrators, and is particularly helpful to those considering headship in the future. Featuring Keith Evans (The Westminster Schools) and David Mahler (Out-of-Door Academy), it is especially useful for leadership teams to attend this institute together. Geoffrey Sudderth, director of the middle and upper school at Deerfield-Windsor School in Albany, GA, attended after his first year in a new position. "I really liked the way that Keith and David challenged us to think about the school business," Sudderth said. "We talked a lot about walking a fence line - looking out and looking in at who you are vs. who you appear to be. We don't always think about market differentiation and how to deliver and communicate our uniqueness to the broader community. Anyone in a leadership role would be well served by attending this program." The Institute for Strategic Leadership will be held June 13-15, 2016 in Atlanta.
 >>More information. 
>>Register here.
2016 Accreditation Workshops 
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2016 Calendar of Events
On-Site Board Workshops
SAIS President Dr. Kirk Walker and Vice President Damian Kavanagh are available to visit your campus and conduct on-site governance workshops.
  • Trusteeship for Independent Schools
  • New Trustee Orientation
  • Becoming an Outstanding Board
  • The Changing Landscape of Independent School Governance 
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Does your school's logo appear in the SAIS Online Member Directory?  If not, please send your school's logo to [email protected].
Benchmarking Data 

Now is the time to use NAIS DASL data to plan for next year. Do you need benchmark salary information? SAIS can help teach you how to use this powerful tool. Contact Damian Kavanagh at SAIS, (404) 918-8850 or [email protected].

It's Not Trash, It's Art!
Book Review
Heads Leadership Retreat
Lunch and Learn
Institute for Strategic Leadership
Accreditation Workshops
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Tweets of Note
SAIS Featured School
 Lee-Scott Academy

Lee-Scott Academy in Auburn, AL, is a college preparatory school offering a quality education in an environment where students are protected, nurtured, and challenged with Christian principles that promote the development of the total person. The pursuit of excellence in academics is the hallmark of the Academy, complemented by opportunities to participate in programs that encourage student success. 
>>Read more.

Would you like to be an SAIS Featured School? Contact [email protected].
Blogs of Note
Tweets of Note
SAIS school visits, Pi Day, spring break trips, student artwork and more! 
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If you are a head of school who will be retiring at the end of the 2015-16 school year, please let us know so we can induct you into the SAIS Legacy Club, a group of retired heads of school who gather twice a year. Please complete our Legacy Club bio form.

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