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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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Blended learning models your teachers may not have considered

As blended learning continues to gain popularity, you may be wondering how your teachers can incorporate it into your school’s classrooms. Maybe you’ve read our past blogs on how to build out an initial blended learning initiative, how flipped classrooms can benefit students and teachers,  or how you can ensure success with blended learning at your school but you’re not exactly sure those approaches fit your school completely? Well, you’re in luck because here are three other blended learning models for you to consider:

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Simplify teacher evaluations with an LMS

Evaluation season is here! Yes, it is that time already – the time where you frantically take notes while teachers demonstrate their teaching ability in one or two class periods. Days, weeks, even months blur together in a sea of paperwork and classroom visits and you begin to question how many teachers your school really employs. 

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Genius hour brings student-centered, personalized projects to your school

“Genius Hour” is another one of those education movements that has created a lot of buzz in the last few years. Much like the growth mindset theory that we talked about last week, genius hour is expected to be one of the most talked about topics in education for 2018. So, if you’re looking for a primer on all things genius hour, you’ve come to the right place.

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