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 FalconSchool Management

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

Getting Girls into STEM: The Power of Blended (and All-Female) Instruction

Gary FalconBlended Learning

  Via EdSurge “Many teachers now run paperless (or nearly paperless) classrooms, giving them back hours of extra instructional time. Many flip lessons, using videos, websites, and digital presentations rather than traditional lectures. They hold online discussions, offer design challenges and genius hours, and share feedback digitally. “ 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

Why You Should Be Teaching Digital Citizenship

Gary FalconSchool Management

Insights from TeachThought about the importance of teaching digital citizenship. An increasingly important skill in the modern world.     by Paul Barnwell, Teacher of English & Digital Media   Students buzzed about the latest uproar on Instagram. Anonymous sources had posted a “questionable”–and NSFW–list for multiple public schools in our city on Instagram, leading to distraught girls, viral Twitter reactions, … Read More