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4 tips for making this school year the best one yet

Before students fill classrooms with pencils, books, and tales of summer adventures, school staff and teachers return to prepare for the new year. In only a couple short weeks – or less – teachers have to set up the classrooms, have team meetings, and get everything ready for students to arrive.

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Learning management systems 101: What are they and what do they do?

Whether you are just starting up a new small private school or you’ve grown to a size that is hard to manage by hand, you’ve probably heard about the myriad computer software options that are out there for your school. SIS, LMS, email, clouds – there are a lot of things out there to research and learn about.

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Student information systems: the basics

Whether you are just starting up a new small private school or you’ve grown to a size that is hard to manage by hand, you’ve probably heard about the myriad computer software options that are out there for your school. SIS, LMS, email, clouds – there are a lot of things out there to research and learn about.

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Best practices for implementing professional learning communities

Professional Learning Communities are one of the most common ways for teachers to collaborate and work together to strengthen lessons, review new research or trends in education and improve curriculum. Research shows that students can significantly benefit from their teachers’ participation in these groups and the improved instruction that comes as a result.

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Make learning personalized by using an LMS

One of the most difficult parts of planning lessons and curriculum for the classroom is differentiation of material for students with different learning styles, different levels of content mastery, different ELL status – the list goes on and on.

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5 features of an LMS you won’t want to live without

A learning management system can come in all kinds of shapes and sizes and has many different features. One thing they should all have in common, though, is making it easier for school administration and teachers to engage students and their parents in the learning process by keeping things organized and easy to use.

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5 tips for successful project-based learning

Research shows that Project-Based Learning leads to better long-term retention and skill development, as well as has higher levels of both teacher and student satisfaction than traditional teaching approaches. Experts in education also say that PBL helps students make connections to the real world, which helps students better understand why they are learning the things they are.

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Help your school combat “summer slide”

According to the National Summer Learning Association, students can lose up to 3 months of learning in math and reading during the summer months. In reading, these losses are greatest among low-income youth, who are less likely to have access to summer camps and other enrichment programs.

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Make report card season stress-free

Take a deep breath – you made it! The end of the school year is here and summer is so close you can taste the chlorine from the pool and burgers on the grill. There is one last hurdle standing between you and summer break:

Report cards.

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Study shows students in grades K-2 significantly benefit from blended learning

New research shows that elementary-age students who have access to blended learning in reading have significant gains on standardized reading tests over a typical school year. In addition, students in grades K-2 appear to benefit the most from a blended-learning model, showing larger learning gains than their older counterparts.

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