For schools, timing is everything

Gary FalconLearning Management, School Management

So, you’ve decided the time has come to improve your systems:  giving your teachers great tools for parent communications; providing online classrooms to better support students; making it easy to collect attendance and generate report cards. Congrats! This is a big step toward improving your school. The next big decision: when to roll out the new system. Summer (June – … Read More

Edsby named Best Parent-Teacher/School Communication App or Tool

Ashley BellomyNews

Edsby, Twine’s technology partner, was recently named Best Parent-Teacher/School Communication App or Tool of 2020 by The Edvocate, a U.S. education policy publication and advocacy group.  The 2020 Tech Edvocate Awards were chosen based on industry voting, which made up 20% of the award criteria, and by a edtech panel, which made up 80% of the award criteria. The panel … Read More

What’s New in Twine September 2020

Ashley BellomyNews, Product Features

Bringing in new features based on user feedback is an important step in our process at Twine. This fall, we’ve got several modifications and adjustments to tools that students, parents, and staff already know and love.  Class and Group Conversation and Notification Feed The Feed has been rejuvenated with a new look, making conversation simpler for everyone, and more accessible … Read More

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