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Hey, Texting Really Works!

Published on August 10, 2017

When students and parents are sent text messages on a regular basis, student achievement improves.

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Calling Feels Awkward? Identify Four Common Phone Personas

Published on August 02, 2017

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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Who Holds the Key to Chronic Absence? Parents.

Published on June 30, 2017

A child attends school anywhere between 175-180 days a year, and some absences are to be expected in the case of illness, family emergencies, etc… but did you know that missing just two days a month can hinder your child’s education?

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To Text or Call? Choose the Right Tool for Contacting Parents

Published on June 15, 2017

It’s easy to feel like we live in the future. The science fiction of our childhood is now the reality of our daily lives.

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Three Ways SchoolStatus Can Help Keep At-Risk Students on Track

Published on June 07, 2017

At-risk. It’s a catchy term in education. It’s a scary term to most.

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Want to get past conflicting personalities? Engage MORE, not less. 

Published on May 23, 2017

Have you ever met someone and right off the bat, you knew you weren’t going to jive with this person?

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What Data-Driven Educators Use Instead of a Call Log

Published on April 17, 2017

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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How Should Educators Teach Students to Question Authority?

Published on April 06, 2017

I was used to being the smart kid. I'd never encountered a class where I wasn't one of the first to shoot my hand up whenever the teacher asked a question.

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Join the Thousands of Educators Who Tossed the Call Log

Published on March 21, 2017

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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How My Teacher Taught Me Acceptance

Published on February 13, 2017

I grew up in Tinytown, Texas (okay, Waller actually) where everyone knew my last name and we had cows across the street from our high school.

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