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Classroom Experience

How Teacher-Collected Videos Topped the Effectiveness of In-Classroom Observation

The Center for Education Policy Research at Harvard found in their “Best Foot Forward” study that using video instead of in-classroom observation improved several dimensions of the classroom observation process by: Increasing teachers’ perception of fairness. Reducing defensiveness in post-observation…
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Classroom Experience School Operations

Understanding the Importance of Digital Citizenship

Three tips for creating purposeful student-driven content Across the country, many school leaders are beginning to have conversations about the importance of raising a generation of informed digital citizens. These conversations are critical to not only helping students understand the…
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Professional Development
Classroom Experience Communication and Advancement Leadership Development

Utilizing ESSA Title II Funds With Video

Did you know you can use ESSA Title II Funds to bring teacher feedback video into the classroom? Administrators and teachers are constantly tasked with finding different ways to improve their schools and deliver a better experience for their students….
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Professional Development
Classroom Experience Communication and Advancement School Operations

FACTS SIS Attendance

FACTS SIS Training Outlines Training outlines provide a helpful step-by step approach to features of the FACTS SIS system, like the Attendance Overview. Attendance Setup Attendance: it’s kind of a big deal.   Attendance in FACTS SIS    Did you…
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SIS
Classroom Experience Communication and Advancement School Operations

How to Set Up Your Gradebook

Being the beginning of the school year, it’s time to prepare class gradebooks in the FACTS Student Information System (SIS). Some schools allow teachers to set up their own gradebooks, and some schools prefer to do so on a school-…
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Administration LMS SIS
Classroom Experience Communication and Advancement

Four Recruitment Tips for Parents

Parents are advocates for their child’s K-12 private school. They believe in your school’s teachers, values, and quality of education. So how can you help them promote your school to other families? There are four easy things they can do…
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Classroom Experience Communication and Advancement

End of Year Progression

While students are running off to summer break, teachers are preparing their FACTS Student Information System (SIS) database for next school year. Fear not! We’re here to help you wrap up 2018-2019 and get things ready for the next school…
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SIS
Classroom Experience School Operations

3 Report Card Mistakes (and Fixes)

With summer right around the corner, now’s the perfect time to get answers to common FACTS SIS Report Card questions. Why does the Report Card show duplicate classes or classes that a student has dropped? Classes will show for students…
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SIS
Classroom Experience School Operations

3 Tips for Database Cleaning

Time to spring clean your FACTS Student Information System (SIS) database! Here are three tips to tidy up. Remove duplicates. Duplication happens when families or family members are not correctly linked in the synchronization process of online application and enrollment….
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SIS
Classroom Experience School Operations

Tips to Utilize Parents in the Classroom

When you think about classroom management, what comes to mind? You may think of the relationship between the teacher and the student — but what role does the parent play? The importance of parental involvement is at an all-time high…
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Administration
Classroom Experience

Why Principal Prefers Video Observations

St. Columba is a PreK-8 school with about 250 students. They have one section per grade level, 15 teachers, three aides and a very limited, but dedicated support staff. The principal at St. Columba must serve in all capacities —…
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Classroom Experience Leadership Development School Operations

Instagram in the Classroom

Integrating Instagram into the classroom is a fun way to get students engaged. Here are some of the most creative classroom uses of Instagram that we’ve come across: EdWeek has a roundup of several ideas. The Art of Education discusses…
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