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Leadership & Professional Development

Leadership & Professional Development

Professional development for teachers in after school programs goes hand in hand with being an insightful and responsive leader. Through leadership development training, after school programs are improved from top to bottom. When a staff member is empowered and energized through training and development, children respond with renewed enthusiasm.

Our professional development resources offer valuable resources for inspiring a positive culture in your after school program. With tools such as professional development plans, and strategies and tips on communication, you can grow and learn along with your students, creating an environment of shared learning and positivity.

Leadership & Professional Development Articles


4 Ways to Support After-School Programs During COVID-19

Schools have most of the necessary tools, resources, and staff to reopen safely and meet students’ needs. However, many after-school programs face different circumstances, and they will need additional support as…

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6 Inspiring Ted Talks To Transform The Way You Teach

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Why Social Wellness is Important for Educators

Social-emotional learning (SEL) is a core approach in many educational settings, from the classroom to afterschool programs. Educators are tasked with incorporating strategies and practices to help students manage emotions,…

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10 Qualities Great Afterschool Program Leaders Have in Common

What makes a great leader? According to John Maxwell, it is someone “who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.” As an afterschool program leader, you are tasked…

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The 6 Building Blocks of an Effective Program Schedule

Whether you’re starting a new afterschool program or restructuring an existing one, designing a program schedule is an essential step to developing a high-quality program. This schedule will help to structure…

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Tax Day: 6 Resources to Teach Students About Taxes

Tax season is in full effect! And while it’s usually a daunting time for adults, it’s a great opportunity to introduce your students to the civic duty of paying taxes. As…

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