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Language Program Management

Language Program Management articles provide you with the latest trends, research and recommendations from the world of management. Use the information to fine tune your management style, improve your processes and systems and take your management skills to the next level.

Creating Open Classrooms with #JoinUs

#JoinUs is a teaching movement that is growing out of the sharing culture that comes with social media. It is something that could be a great benefit to your school. The concept is simple and the benefits are incredibly helpful. Teachers are given an option of putting a #JoinUs welcome sign on their door to encourage other teachers, students or staff who are on break to participate in the classroom experience.

How to Create a Positive School Culture

Creating a positive culture in your school might be one of the most important things you can do as an educator. Creating a culture of achievement and improvement is an excellent way to catalyze positive change in your staff and students. Try some of the following tips to help you create this culture of achievement.

  • Create an orientation program for both new students and new staff - Joining a new school can be intimidating for both students and staff. Having an orientation program for new students and teachers can be a great way to explain your school culture to them so that they know the values and beliefs that form the foundation of what you do.

Temperature Check Your Language Program

No, the title does not refer to using a thermometer to make sure that your students are not sick. It refers to finding out how your students feel about their language program experience while they are in the middle of the program. Don't wait until your end-of-course or end-of-term surveys to find out what students are thinking. By then it is too late to change their student experiences.