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Things Teachers Are Amazing at That Have Nothing to Do with Teaching

Published on October 13, 2017

Spend a few years in the classroom, and you'll inevitably get better at addressing a group . You'll start to grade papers faster and faster. Your lesson plans will begin to sparkle with wit and charm.

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Half of Teachers Miss 10+ Days of School Annually

Published on September 29, 2017

Student absenteeism is obviously a factor in how well a child does in school. Turns out, teacher absenteeism is also a leading factor in student outcomes. Published studies reveal interesting findings about teachers who miss school. Some trends in teacher absenteeism are surprising, and not all are easily explained.

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5 Excel Functions Every Educator Needs to Know

Published on September 18, 2017

As many of our customers know, my favorite part of SchoolStatus is our reporting engine. I’m a big fan of manipulating and smashing data together to see cool correlations and timely trends.

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Teaching Math Upside Down

Published on September 12, 2017

I've always been pretty good at math, but when I got to Partial Differential Equations in college I struggled a lot.

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6 Books for Teachers at the Beach

Published on June 20, 2017

Many of us are beach people, however that can mean two vastly different things. For some people that means fun, sun, and water, while for the rest of us it means shade and a good book.

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How Do Teachers Get Stellar Test Results? They Train

Published on May 15, 2017

I started to seriously run when my sister challenged me to run a marathon with her. I ran the marathon, she didn’t.

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What IS Teacher Appreciation? It's Like Finding Money in Your Pocket

Published on May 05, 2017

Once, while out for a jog, I found $5 on the side of the road and I am pretty sure I said “SWEET!” out loud.

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10 Things I Learned About Teachers While Working at SchoolStatus

Published on May 04, 2017

You could say I work in education, but in reality I haven't been in a classroom in years.

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Why Does Parent Engagement Really Matter?

Published on April 25, 2017

A student’s time at school is a pretty small part of their day. In a twenty-four-hour period, they probably spend about eight hours doing school-related activities

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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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