Microschools vs. Pods and how to choose which is best for your students

Ashley BellomyLearning Management, School Management

With the education landscape undeniably changed this year, many parents and families are looking for innovative solutions for their children’s education. This has led to two small-school concepts growing in popularity: microschools and pods. Not sure what the differences are? Here’s the breakdown: Microschools These are typically single classroom schools, made up of fewer than 15 students of varying ages … Read More

Don’t let absences slow your students down

Ashley BellomyLearning Management

Students who miss class are at a disadvantage over those who are present. Or are they? With an LMS like Twine, teachers can post course content, helpful videos, extra practice assignments, classwork and homework for students to access from anywhere they can connect to the internet. While many schools use this ability to supplement classroom activities or roll out a … Read More

What different types of schools are there?

Ashley BellomySchool Management

Whether you’re starting a school now or thinking about something down the road, you’ve probably seen lots of different types of schools mentioned. Depending on the relationship with the public school system, the type of administration and the affiliations, schools can take many forms. Here is a guide to a few of the different classifications of schools and what makes … Read More

5 ways to increase student retention

Ashley BellomySchool Management

As a private school, getting and retaining students is an important part of keeping the school running and students learning. Without students and families, you don’t have much of a school! If you’re having trouble keeping students from year to year or just want to try to improve your retention rates, these five tips can help.

4 steps to get your school running online

Ashley BellomySchool Management

With uncertainty about next school year looming, we wanted to provide a resource to help school leaders ensure they are prepared to deliver course materials remotely and still maintain the sense of community their schools have. Here are some tips to help get your school up and running with an online presence:  

Helping students affected by trauma

Ashley BellomyTeacher Resources

student trauma

Research shows that one out of every four students has been exposed to a traumatic event that can impact their learning and/or behavior. As educators, we are faced with tremendous responsibility to assist students – not just through their academic studies, but through emotional situations that may be happening at school or at home. Students who are suffering from traumatic … Read More

Ways to combat math summer slide

Ashley BellomyBlended Learning, Learning Management, Teacher Resources

While keeping students active and learning during the summer is something that can make a big difference in knowledge retention, it can be difficult to find ways to incorporate the skills students need to practice into their regular summer routines. These three tips can help keep math fresh in students’ minds without making them sit and do drill and practice … Read More

How will you plan your school’s yearly schedule?

Ashley BellomySchool Management

If you’re thinking about how your school year will be structured at your new school, there’s a chance you’ve been thinking about how to set up semesters or other terms to best meet the needs of your students. Scheduling is one of the most challenging logistics your school will encounter as far as operations go, so spending some time thinking … Read More

Ways to combat summer slide in reading

Ashley BellomyLearning Management, Teacher Resources

Summer Slide is the term used to describe the potential loss of learning gains students suffer during the summer months while schools are closed. Without intervention, these “slides” can result in students being grade levels behind in reading over time. Here are three easy ways you can help your students keep sharp, even when school is not in session: