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Comprehensive School Counseling: What our students need for academic, social and long-term success

A sophomore struggling academically thrives after being guided to a drafting course available at his school. Fifth graders throughout a district learn the connection between school and work through an annual BizTown event. And 21st Century Scholars attend an afterschool seminar where they get hands-…

​Talking Politics with Kids

Our kids are listening as negative political ads blare from our screens and radio waves. They see the political rants swirling on social media. How we approach politics with our children is important not only in this heated election cycle, but also in shaping their understanding of civic engagement …

All work and no play? How recess enhances student success

Complex and diverse challenges face our students, teachers and schools. While addressing and assessing student academic achievement is a top priority, preparation for success also includes attending to their mental and physical health. Schools are pushed to meet testing demands. With limited time an…

How can my agency begin to use social media?

Social service agencies hear that if they don۪t have a presence on social media, they are missing out. But how do you get started? Here are some tips from IYI Consultant Brock Rose on smart steps to enter the world of social media.6 Things to Consider When Planning Your Social Media StrategyOf the w…

How do we make meetings more productive?

Death by meeting the title of a really good book or how you feel at your agency? Professionals spend 25 to 30 percent of their time in meetings. According to research[1], 11 million meetings happen daily across the country. How much time are you and your staff in meetings? Given that meetings whet…