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How to design a successful in-store promotional program

Grocers and manufacturers have myriad opportunities to deliver in-store promotional programs -- determine the best way to make an impact with these tips.

Last year laid the foundation for great innovation in audio technology now

Fred Ende discusses how to apply some of Tom Guskey’s philosophies to professional learning.


What is your guidepost? Your motivation? Can you describe it in a sentence?


Learn to listen, not just bide time until you get to speak again.

Change the focus

How one school cut tardies and improved behavior by shifting its focus of discipline.

Prepare for your best work year yet with these tips

What’s trending? From inclusive classrooms to ESSA pilots, don’t miss these most-read stories.

Body language

Recognizing body language in others -- and yourself -- can help resolve and prevent conflicts.


Dominance can be a productive trait -- when used appropriately.

Nestle, General Mills, Amazon top this week's most popular food and beverage stories

Read this week's list of the most-clicked food and beverage stories from SmartBrief.

Last week's poll question: What's your biggest concern going into the new year?


People support what they help to create. Meeting ownership shifts when participants are involved in determining the who, what, when, where and why of their meeting.

Education consultant Jim Dillon considers how to optimize classroom assessments.

Sandra Taylor, author of The Business of Sustainable Wine, discusses how sustainability in the wine industry is being driven forward slowly but surely by many forces.