5 tips for successful project-based learning

Gary FalconSchool Management

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. What is Project-Based Learning? Project-based learning … Read More

Help your school combat “summer slide”

Gary FalconSchool Management

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. This gap can account for a large amount of learning loss – by fifth … Read More

Make report card season stress-free

Gary FalconProduct Features, School Management

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. For many schools, report card time is one of the most logistically challenging … Read More

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

Gary FalconBlended 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. The study, which was completed at a school with a large … Read More

Great software helps community building and parent outreach at Arbor School.

Gary FalconCase Study

For large schools with hundreds and hundreds of students, it makes sense that they need learning and student management systems for record keeping and communications in one place, but it might not be as obvious why smaller independent schools need similar tools. In addition to organizing a multitude of aspects of school life, the learning management system (LMS) has tremendous … Read More

5 Questions to Ask When Choosing a New LMS

Gary FalconLearning Management

Looking for a new learning management system? Choosing an LMS is time-consuming and represents a significant investment for your school. It’s crucial to find a good fit for your students, teachers and parents to ensure maximum ROI. Your LMS is the centerpiece of classroom and information management. Every school has its own unique requirements, and determining what your school needs … Read More

4 Tips for Deploying an LMS in a Private School

Gary FalconLearning Management

Today, learning management systems play an essential role in private school classrooms. An LMS is an invaluable tool that enhances teaching and learning outcomes, and also helps schools create beneficial and supportive relationships between teachers, administrators, parents and students. Schools should choose a LMS based on the school’s unique pain points and how an LMS can solve their problems. An … Read More