Bullying prevention: 5 best practices to keep kids safe

Bullying. It’s one of the few words that trigger alarm in students, parents, teachers, and school leaders alike.

School safety is the right of all your students — and it’s up to you to put a bullying prevention plan in place to ensure your students feel safe, comfortable, and confident. With the right plan, you, your staff, and your community will be ready to take on bullying when it arises in your school.

Creating an entire bullying prevention plan seems like a tall order, but with this guide, you’ll be ready to take on bullying wherever it appears.


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Progress Monitoring Tools

How Progress Monitoring Enhances Mathematical Learning

Progress monitoring is a crucial tool for improving the academic outcomes of students with and without disabilities.

40+ years of progress monitoring research conducted Progress monitoring has value when used across all students 14% learning gains in students who received immediate feedback on their performance

Key takeaways

  • Diverse student populations and limited resources make it difficult to improve overall student achievement. It’s critical to systematically and cost-effectively gather informative data on individual performance and progress — that is, progress monitoring.
  • Teachers can use the information collected on a frequent basis to be aware of every student’s performance and facilitate changes in instruction for students encountering roadblocks in their learning.
  • Coupled with progress monitoring, research shows differentiated instruction — something which digital technologies could greatly enhance — is key to meeting the learning needs of and achieving optimal learning outcomes for the diverse student population in today’s classrooms.


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How Digital Game-Based Learning Improves Student Success

Classrooms today look very different than they did 30, 20, or even ten years ago. 

That’s because digital game-based learning is now a prominent teaching method, thanks to the technology that has become available in classrooms today. This has drastically changed how students are taught as well as how they learn.

Studies show kids play video games an average of 4-6 hours a day — and it’s thought using similar gameplay in the classroom can increase engagement and overall learnings in classes like math!

Research has shown 74% of teachers already implement digital game-based learningto help augment instruction.

Let’s explore the different facets of digital game-based learning and how it’s used in education!

Digital game-based learning keeps students engaged with educational content and can improve their overall success at school.

74% of teachers implement digital game-based learning into their lessons Progress monitoring has value when used across all students 34% of conversations revolve around math when using game-based learning

Key takeaways

  • Compared to traditional instruction, digital game-based learning has shown to be more effective in improving students’ mathematical learning.
  • While interacting with games rooted in math, students reported enjoying math more and research found students to be more engaged with content.
  • Blended learning classrooms that use both traditional lessons and digital game-based learning have the most effect on student learning.


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9 Powerful Ways to Lead a Successful IEP Meeting

As a school leader, you take on the (rather lofty) responsibility of ensuring your students have enough support to learn, grow, and succeed in their education.

One way to achieve this growth — and promote a positive school culture — is to make sure individualized education plans (IEPs) are effective and useful for every student that needs them. 

To keep things running smoothly, you need to create an IEP that actually works. One of the best ways to do this is to run a successful IEP meeting.


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in-school suspension

In-School Suspension: 6 Key Elements You Need To Consider

What’s the point of an in-school suspension?

Is it to punish students for bad behavior? Remove them from class so other students can keep working? Keep them from an out-of-school suspension?

Focusing on the narrow applications of an in-school suspension means losing sight of the positive impact this strategy can have on your school culture

Keep reading to find out how a thorough in-school suspension plan can benefit your school, 6 key elements that you’ll need to successfully create your own program, and 3 alternatives to consider using.


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School Admin Software: 10 In-Depth Reviews for Your School

Every day, you put a lot of work into running your school effectively — be it planning assignments, organizing classes, analyzing data, or preparing for formative assessments, (to name a few). And when you’re juggling so many tasks, incorporating the right school admin software can make your life much easier and benefit your teachers and students as well.

The good news is there’s a lot of school admin software available for you to choose from. The bad news is there’s a lot of school admin software to choose from. With pages and pages of programs to consider, where do you start?

We’ve compiled a list of our favorite software and highlighted some of their key features to help you make the right choice.


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school mission statements

School Mission Statements: The 2019 Guide [+ 6 Writing Tips]

What drives growth in your school community?

It could be your school’s culture, a focus on teacher professional development, or even prioritizing useful teaching strategies. However, none may be as important as school mission statements, which are essential for student development and effective learning.

School mission statements indicate the priorities and goals of a school community, and can have an incredible impact on student achievement.


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