Entries by Mia

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Get Inspired: EdTech Trends We Love

Schools are rapidly adopting innovative strategies to boost student engagement and success rates. The use of technology in the classroom facilitates critical thinking, an enhanced learning experience, and student creativity. Here are some of our favorite trends in Education Technology.  Maker Spaces Maker Spaces are beginning to be seen in schools across the world. Featuring […]

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#MondayMotivation: Lead Like A Pirate

With Back to School season around the corner, it’s time to start reflecting on classroom leadership. We have heard the phrase “Be A Leader.” It’s fairly common, actually. Most people would rather be considered a leader than a follower. In schools, it is imperative that the administrators and teachers are leaders. The creators of Lead Like A […]

Innovative Ways to Lower School Operating Costs

1. Market Online Instead of paying for expensive ads, try boosting your school’s SEO to generate traffic for your site. Choose a website platform with integrated SEO optimization to save time and money!  Additionally, take advantage of social media! Facebook, twitter, and even Instagram are powerful tools to get the word out about your school. […]

4 Cool Ideas for Teaching With Tech

Here are some of our favorite new ways to incorporate technology into your teaching.   Create a Virtual Field Trip in Google Earth Engage students by showing them the places they are learning about in real life. With the internet and a little bit of preparation, it is possible to take your students on a […]


Inspire and Engage Students with a Blog

Blogs are a free (and fun!) way to connect with students and parents outside of the classroom. It’s simple to get started – all you need is something to write about. Share new teaching ideas, classroom successes, or plans for the year. Here are 5 reasons to start blogging!     1. Connect with students […]

Join the #MakerMovement: Tips for Creating A Makerspace

Understand Your Users Each school is unique and will require its own makerspace based on its students and community. It is important to start developing your makerspace by taking these users into consideration. Look at what gets your students excited and how can you transform their interests to foster new ideas. Take note of the […]


Tech Tuesday: Book Creator

What is it? Book Creator is a way for students and teachers to express their creativity through the creation of books. The application can be used both on Google Chrome as well as on the iPad. Using Book Creator, students and teachers are able to include and combine text, images, audio, and video, giving them […]

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Motivation Monday: 15 of Our Favorite Quotes on Teaching

1. “To teach is to learn twice over.” – Joseph Joubert 2. “A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.” ~ Henry Brooks Adams 3. “Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them become what they are capable of becoming.” ~ Goethe 4. “One […]

Improving Parent-Teacher Communication: Strategies that Work

Effective parent-teacher communication is crucial to student success. Students who feel their parents take an interest in their studies are more likely to succeed academically. There are many strategies that teachers can use to develop strong relationships with parents:   Let Students Show-Off Students love to share their school successes with their parents. Take-home folders […]


5 Ways an App Can Inspire Your School

Keep parents and students informed An app platform allows teachers and faculty to send immediate alerts and updates. It ensures that parents and students are aware of any changes or important deadlines. A study by the Michigan Department of Education found that children of involved parents are more likely to do better in school. Most […]