4 tips to help with teacher recruitment

Gary FalconUncategorized

As we end this year and start thinking about next year, it is time for those of you planning to open your new schools next year to start recruiting and hiring teachers. In many schools, this is the time where final evaluations are taking place and contract extensions for next year and being offered. In order to find well-qualified teachers … Read More

Helping teachers find great science websites

Gary FalconUncategorized

Looking for the best science websites for your teachers and students? At Twine, we understand that your teachers’ time is one of your school’s most valuable resources and we are here to help. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of the Best Science Websites for Teachers. In this list, you’ll find the best free resources on the web for science … Read More

Run your school more smoothly with these new features from Twine

Gary FalconUncategorized

One of the things we enjoy most at Twine is being able to talk to customers about their problems and needs and implement new features to help them better run their school, eliminate unnecessary stress and work, and improve learning and communication. Today, we’re announcing just that – new features based on the wants and needs of real teachers and … Read More

Helping teachers find great math websites

Gary FalconUncategorized

Looking for the best math websites for your teachers and students? At Twine, we understand that your teachers’ time is one of your school’s most valuable resources and we are here to help. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of the Best Math Websites for Teachers. In this list, you’ll find the best free resources on the web for math … Read More

Pros and cons of ability-level grouping instead of grade levels

Gary FalconUncategorized

You’ve thought about your curriculum and you know what kind of school you want to be. Things are coming together with your new school planning, but there are always new things to consider. One option you have as a private school is getting to decide how students will be grouped – by age groups, as is traditional in schools, or … Read More

Social-Emotional Learning basics for your school

Gary FalconUncategorized

The idea that social and emotional learning is a crucial part of education isn’t a new one. SEL has been an integral part of curriculum in lower elementary grades for decades, but typically loses classtime in favor of academic instruction as students get older. Looking for a primer on what SEL is? Look no further. SEL consists of five main … Read More

Check out these five resources for arts and humanities curriculum development

Gary FalconUncategorized

In recent years STEM has evolved into STEAM, incorporating arts into STEM activities. There are lots of places to look for inspiration as you are trying to start planning your courses and lessons for your non-STEM courses. Although our new school planning guide has some great options for curriculum development, there’s always room for more resources when it comes to thinking about … Read More

Gamify your classroom with these 5 tips

Gary FalconUncategorized

One of the educational buzzwords making its rounds over the last several years is “gamification” of learning. In short, gamification helps motivate students making curriculum and learning more like the video games that attract the attention of our students. Gamification typically entails some kind of task-based challenges with awards or recognition at the end to entice students to participate. Liz … Read More

Get your STEM curriculum planning underway with these resources

Gary FalconUncategorized

As you’ve started thinking about your new school, you’ve probably put some time into curriculum planning and what types of courses you’d like your school to offer. Although our new school planning guide has some great options for curriculum development, there’s always room for more resources when it comes to thinking about the most important component of your new school. In today’s … Read More

Happy holidays from Twine

Gary FalconUncategorized

It is hard to believe 2018 is nearly over. As the relief of winter break edges near, we’d like to take the time to wish you a wonderful and restful holiday season. Too often, teachers and school staff charge into winter break with intentions of revamping lesson plans, doing prep for next semester, or even finishing up grading and grade … Read More