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Simplify your school’s clubs and organizations with this tool

With only a few more weeks left until school starts, you’re probably starting to think about how to make this year run more smoothly than the last. Outside of their regular teaching duties, one area your teachers can focus on is dealing with student clubs and organizations.

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Gradebooks and report cards and transcripts, oh my

These tools are so fundamental – and seem so straight-forward. Yet too often schools spend countless hours compiling grades, filling out spreadsheets and forms, building report cards in Word or Excel, and having no insight into overall school performance until the end of the term when often it is too late to intervene. 

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Calendars are key to keeping students organized and parents happy

One struggle every parent has experienced is helping their kids stay organized and on top of their school work, clubs, and activities. Between color-coded planners, dry erase boards on the refrigerator, and notes on top of lunch boxes, your school’s families have probably tried just about every method of staying on top of their varied schedules. With an LMS like Twine, you can help simplify their lives, keeping parents happy and satisfied.

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Share, revise, and reuse lesson plans at the click of a button

Summer is upon us, and teachers and administrators everywhere are celebrating having some time to unwind, reflect on last year, and plan next year’s lessons. What if your teachers could retain their lesson plans in a digital format year after year, and share them with other teachers? You’d have more time to enjoy summer, more energy to revise lessons, and more collaboration among teachers, right?

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Make your website do the heavy lifting for you with these tips

Whether you’re just starting out as a new school or working on further establishing your already-existing school, a good website is crucial to your efforts. There’s a little bit more to it than just tossing some information up on the internet – think of your website as how you portray your school to the public. Here are some things to keep in mind as you develop or revise your school’s site:

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Using flexible seating to make your classrooms truly student-centered

Picture a classroom. Chances are, you thought of nice wood desks in perfectly straight rows with a teacher at the front of the room with a chalkboard or whiteboard, right?

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Increase your chances of teacher buy-in for your new LMS with these tips

As a school leader who is considering investing in a learning management system, you’ve probably put some thought into how you can get your teachers and staff to support a change. After all, teacher buy-in is an important part of the success of any school initiative but particularly when it comes to something like an LMS.

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6 easy steps for flipping your classroom

The way we learn today is incredibly different than previous generations. With the internet at our fingertips, we’ve got unlimited access to most, if not all, of the information that exists. Today’s students are definitely influenced by this move toward self-directed learning, which likely accounts for the rise in popularity of flipped classrooms.

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Bring strategy to your student retention efforts with these 4 tips

As the last grading period of the school year gets underway, one thing many school administrators are thinking about is enrollment for next school year. It is never too early to put thought into student retention – after all, the financial benefit to your school of retaining a student vs. bringing in a new one is significant. Here are four tips that you can use to help set up a clear process for aiding in student retention

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Keep parent satisfaction high at the end of the year with these 4 suggestions

Starting the school year by laying a strong foundation of parent communication, as recommended in our previous blog, can make a huge difference in parent satisfaction. But what about at the end of the year? As students round the corner to their last few weeks of school, parents often reflect on the school year and their satisfaction with the school. Here are 4 tips to end the year on a high note and have parents and student excited to return next year:

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