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Ask the Experts: Costume Order Changes

Ask the Experts: Costume Order Changes

Q: We just found out that a costume we had chosen for a class won’t get here in time, so we quickly picked a different one. Now parents are furious. How should I handle this? … Continue reading

Ask the Experts: Rewarding Loyal Families and Students

Ask the Experts: Rewarding Loyal Families and Students

Q: I’d like to reward my students and families for their loyalty and participation over the years. But I barely have enough time to keep track of important details. How can I do this simply? … Continue reading

Ask the Experts: Faculty Bios

Ask the Experts: Faculty Bios

Q: How can I keep my faculty members’ bios from becoming outdated so quickly? Do you have any writing tips for bios?
A:Your bio should tell your story, but it is not your resumé. With that … Continue reading

Ask the Experts: Parents Aren’t Reading My E-mails or Studio Bulletin Boards

Ask the Experts: Parents Aren’t Reading My E-mails or Studio Bulletin Boards

Q: I have an issue with parents not reading their e-mails or our studio bulletin boards. It’s like they just skim through everything really quickly and then need to be told exactly what to do. Help!
A: … Continue reading

Ask the Experts: Studio Policy Revision

Ask the Experts: Studio Policy Revision

Q: I need to revise my studio policies and handbook. What kind of information should I put in each? I want to make sure I cover all my bases.
A: Think of your studio policies as your … Continue reading

Ask The Experts: Dealing with Hostile Teachers

Ask The Experts: Dealing with Hostile Teachers

Q: How should I deal with a teacher who is hostile or defensive anytime I need to ask what’s happening in class or discuss a parent’s concern? How do you know when a teacher isn’t the … Continue reading