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MYTH BUSTED: Parents Don't Answer the Phone

Published on October 30, 2018

Once upon a time I tweeted something that upset our CEO...

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What Data-Driven Educators Use Instead of a Call Log

Published on October 17, 2018

If my friends and I wanted to talk to each other at school, we either passed notes or had to impatiently wait until lunch or recess.

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New to Student Data Analytics? Why Averages are Misleading Your Intervention Efforts

Published on September 25, 2018

Did you know the average salary for teachers in the US is $56,000/year according to The Bureau of Labor Statistics? While I trust the bureau’s information,

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8 Ways to Lead Your Team Towards Improved Stakeholder Engagement

Published on September 21, 2018

I invite you to take a mental step back with me and assess the connections between your campus, your parent community and your team of teachers, counselors and administrators. 

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Top Two Parent Engagement Tips: Early and Often

Published on August 09, 2018

You know what the greatest thing in the world is? Calling people you don’t know. That’s everyone’s favorite thing. I know you got into education so you can cold call parents about their kids.

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How to Predict Student Behavior Like a Data Scientist

Published on August 07, 2018

So, here is a scenario: Student Benchmarks come in for the Fall, you pour through the data, scramble manically through spreadsheets and printouts of last year’s Spring State Assessment, only finding some of the many results.

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Top 4 Statistics Pitfalls and One Super Easy Solution

Published on July 18, 2018

In my wanderings from education, to finance, to password protection, I’ve uncovered a few common pitfalls that I have tried (and occasionally failed) to avoid when dealing with statistics. Here is my list of the top 4 mistakes and at the end, there is one super easy way to help you avoid the pitfalls!

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Join the Thousands of Educators Who Found a Better Way to Talk to Parents

Published on June 30, 2018

Cloud-based education platforms have revolutionized the way teachers communicate with students in the classroom,
making it instantaneous and more effortless than ever. But what if technology could revolutionize how teachers communicate with parents in that same way?

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Are Teacher Absences and Student Absences Really So Different?

Published on June 21, 2018

One of the worst days I ever had teaching was when I thought I could teach while suffering from the flu.

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Calling Feels Awkward? Identify Four Common Phone Personas

Published on May 14, 2018

As an educator, making calls to parents is tricky for a number of reasons. Lack of time, difficult documentation processes, and unpleasant subject matter all contribute to why you might feel anxious about completing the task.

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