AfterSchool of Thought

Welcome to the "AfterSchool of Thought," a blog series for those with products and offerings for afterschool programs and the professionals who work in the field.

Tuesday, 10 July 2018 09:31

Managing Stress: A Proven Key to Success

The ability to identify and manage stress is key to succeeding in any leadership position.

Part of my job at NAA is to communicate the importance of quality.

Friday, 29 June 2018 10:23

Play and Exploration

Q&A with Jay Flores, Global STEM Ambassador, Rockwell Automation

The National AfterSchool Association (NAA), the lead organization for the advancement of the afterschool professional, recently announced its Most Influential in Research and Evaluation 2018 honorees.

Published in News
Thursday, 21 June 2018 16:31

The Softer Side of Joy

You've heard of mindfulness, but do you know how deep and far it resonates? Join The Leadership Program's resident expert, Matt Flynt, on this exploration of one of the most powerful and complex human emotions—joy—and how mindfulness plays a bigger part than you might even realize.

This fall marks the first time that cohorts of afterschool leaders will learn how to coach their own staff in seeing, recording and practicing vital skills needed for effective STEM facilitation.

Published in Executive Extra
Monday, 18 June 2018 10:02

Afterschool and Summer Learning

The National League of Cities has announced a new set of tools to promote afterschool and summer learning.

Published in Executive Extra
Wednesday, 13 June 2018 09:47

NAA: It’s More than a Convention ...

... It's a Professional Association and a Community

What happens when a student eats fresh fruit in their school cafeteria—and then learns about the importance of consuming produce through nutrition education in their afterschool program?

Wednesday, 23 May 2018 00:00

Content Marketing Best Practices

Content marketing is a popular buzz phrase these days and for good reason. As traditional marketing becomes less and less effective, organizations must focus on creating and distributing content that attracts and retains audiences.

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