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Best Practices for Adopting Proficiency-Based Grading

Started Jun 20, 2014 0 Replies

Alma has released a new whitepaper to help schools that are considering adopting proficiency-based grading. The white paper explores the benefits of proficiency-based grading for teachers, parents…Continue

Tags: Education Technology, Edtech, White Paper, K12 Education, proficiency-based grading

Infographic: The Facts About Teacher Morale and Retention

Started this discussion. Last reply by Leesa Johnson Oct 7, 2016. 2 Replies

Studies suggest that teacher morale has a serious impact on student performance—schools where teachers are more satisfied with working conditions have higher achievement.To demonstrate the connection…Continue

Tags: infographic, k12 education, education leadership, teacher retention, teacher appreciation

Free SIS/LMS software for K-12 Schools

Started Mar 31, 2014 0 Replies

Alma recently launched its new SIS/LMS software system for K-12 schools. The platform consolidates school, classroom and information management into one simple, intuitive and secure cloud-based…Continue

Tags: leaders, K, 12, software, technology

New Practice Test Resource for Teachers and Students

Started Oct 7, 2013 0 Replies

Varsity Tutors recently released a free, online assessment system called Varsity Learning Tools. The resource offers over 10,000 assessment questions across more than 95 academic subjects and…Continue

Tags: tests, assessments, practice, free, resources

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Leesa Johnson replied to Rebecca Howard's discussion Infographic: The Facts About Teacher Morale and Retention
"Nice infographic! I agree with more than any is the importance of responsibility for innovation. Your suggestions/advice for improving teacher confidence/self-esteem. I have found many new teachers to be struggling (work-load) they are not…"
Oct 7, 2016
Rebecca Howard commented on Oscar Marin's blog post Why Is the Playtime at Preschool Essential?
"Thanks for sharing, Oscar! I recently saw a TedTalk that MindShift shared on how free play can help kids avoid depression/anxiety, as well.  Here's a…"
Jul 1, 2014
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Jun 20, 2014
Rebecca Howard posted a discussion

Best Practices for Adopting Proficiency-Based Grading

Alma has released a new whitepaper to help schools that are considering adopting proficiency-based grading. The white paper explores the benefits of proficiency-based grading for teachers, parents and students; step-by-step guidance for implementing proficiency-based grading; practical implementation advice and examples from educators who have made the switch; and recommendations for effectively communicating the change to parents.Download the white paper here:…See More
Jun 20, 2014
Oscar Marin replied to Rebecca Howard's discussion Infographic: The Facts About Teacher Morale and Retention
"The best part depicted was the turn over and turn around study as mentioned in the header of the infographic. Teachers do make a hell lot of effort to get the best concept into the minds of students. Although the turnover may be less for them but…"
May 13, 2014
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Infographic: The Facts About Teacher Morale and Retention

Studies suggest that teacher morale has a serious impact on student performance—schools where teachers are more satisfied with working conditions have higher achievement.To demonstrate the connection between teacher engagement and retention—and how to boost teacher satisfaction—Alma, a free SIS/LMS platform for K-12 schools, recently release an infographic on the subject.View the full infographic here:…See More
May 6, 2014
Rebecca Howard replied to Emily Parker's discussion How do you think online learning is helping people around the world?
"Online learning might not be the best fit for every student, but I think the important benefits that it brings to the table is the level of personalization and flexibility. Allowing students to work at their own pace, at the time of day that best…"
Mar 31, 2014
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Free SIS/LMS software for K-12 Schools

Alma recently launched its new SIS/LMS software system for K-12 schools. The platform consolidates school, classroom and information management into one simple, intuitive and secure cloud-based system that minimizes busywork and improves efficiency. Alma’s core services—including more than 100 SIS/LMS features, gradebooks and parent/student portals—are available for free. The number of new customers will be limited to 500 schools in 2014 to ensure not only a great product, but great customer…See More
Mar 31, 2014
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Oct 19, 2013
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New Practice Test Resource for Teachers and Students

Varsity Tutors recently released a free, online assessment system called Varsity Learning Tools. The resource offers over 10,000 assessment questions across more than 95 academic subjects and standardized tests including AP, ACT, SAT, GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT, and GED exams.The system enables teachers and students to assess performance and track academic progress over time. Users have access to robust analytics that include individual question analysis and explanation, percentile rankings, score…See More
Oct 7, 2013
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Celebrate Teachers Today and Every Day

Great teachers are invaluable, yet too often their tireless work goes unnoticed or worse, unappreciated. While teacher appreciation week is in May, why wait to recognize the incredible work of our educators? These individuals dedicate their lives to developing the next generation. They come in early to prepare special…See More
Sep 19, 2012
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Celebrate Teachers Today and Every Day

Posted on September 19, 2012 at 9:30pm 0 Comments

Great teachers are invaluable, yet too often their tireless work goes unnoticed or worse, unappreciated. While teacher appreciation week is in May, why wait to recognize the incredible work of our educators? These individuals dedicate their lives to developing the next generation. They come in early to…

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Nicholle Gornicz replied to Maranda Knutson's discussion What new instructional technology will you be using this year in your elementary classroom? in the group Best Practices and Differentiated Instruction
"Google Classroom, Khan academy, Think Through math, I am moving towards a blended learning classroom "
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Nicholle Gornicz replied to Holly Kirby's discussion Classroom Technology in the group Best Practices and Differentiated Instruction
"I have been doing a lot of research on Blended Learning.  It seems like a great way to really move into 21st century learning.  Ia m also a special education teacher and I am going to start implementing more technology in my classroom this…"
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Nicholle Gornicz replied to Marcy J. Perry's discussion What does inclusion look like in your school for the student, the special educator and gen ed teacher? in the group Special Education
"I am a pull out and inclusion teacher.  When I push into the classroom, I often feel like an assistant.  I basically am there to aide the students with the lessons being taught.  However once the rapport is set then I feel more…"
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Literacy in Special Schools

I'm a teacher in a special school in Australia and we use the 4 Blocks Framework. I was wondering if anyone else uses this literacy framework? What other frameworks do schools use for literacy?See More
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Writing Linguistic Perfection: 10 Steps to Correct Grammar

Do you frequently make mistakes when you write emails or messages to your friends or colleagues? Have you ever noticed that your essays always have perfect structure and good ideas but get lower grades because of the huge number of grammar mistakes? Well, a custom writing service might help…See More
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