Author Archives: jigsawlearns

Virtual Sales – Part II – How to Do Virtual Sales Right

In the first article in this three-part series, we established that virtual sales presentations are popular and effective. But how do you do them well? How do you jump over the hurdles that will inevitably arise? Tools of the Trade … Read More

Class Size – Part II – How Class Size Affects Student Learning

Studies have shown that class size really does matter when it comes to teaching and learning. This is particularly true when educating low-income and minority students who tend to have higher needs.  School districts continue to pack classrooms across the … Read More

Virtual Sales – Part I – Virtual Sales Presentations

COVID-19 has changed business for good, but has it changed it for the better? In this three-part series, we are going to discuss virtual sales presentations, what they are, how they benefit businesses, and how to utilize them effectively. What … Read More

Class Size – Part I – Class Sizes Continue to Grow in U.S. Schools

If there’s one thing educators are sure of, it’s that class sizes can really make or break a school year. When they’re a manageable size, teachers can spend the necessary time building rapport and trust with each student, encouraging their … Read More

Global Leadership in a Virtual World – Part III

Impact on Leadership: COVID-19 The sheer scale of the pandemic and how it has affected organizations have created fear amongst global leaders, stakeholders, and employees.  This fear is creating unpredictability in executive positions in a way that has not been … Read More

School Funding – Part III – The Infrastructure Bill

In a typical year, only 8-10% of school funding comes from the federal government. But that will change this year with the passing of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021. With the passing of this $1.2 trillion plan, … Read More

Global Leadership in a Virtual World – Part II

Remote working has impacted how businesses recruit by allowing companies to employ people from around the world. In addition to removing geographic restrictions, companies can scale up and down more easily using freelancers and other on-demand specialists. This can lower … Read More

School Funding – Part II – How School Funding Varies by Student

The topic of school funding continues to be a source of heated debate. With most of a school district’s funds coming from the state and local levels—and only a tiny fraction coming from the federal government and each state determining … Read More

Global Leadership in a Virtual World – Part I

Global business leadership has been in crisis, brought on by COVID-19, working from home, and increased unemployment. But leadership is not always about the leader,  it’s sometimes about the followers. The best leaders can inspire their employees to give their … Read More

School Funding – Part I – The Controversy Around School Funding

Want to start a heated debate among educators and parents? Simple. Bring up school funding, kick back, and wait.  School funding has been a hot topic for decades, and it continues to become even more controversial each year.   Virtually everyone … Read More