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Remote Reflections from a Teacher Turned Trainer

Published on July 02, 2020

SchoolStatus Trainer Tyler Cummings has been asking a lot of questions about the return to school in the fall after months of remote learning and an unusual summer break. His thoughts always comes back to one thing— relationships. 

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What is Proactive Communication and Why Does it Matter? 

Published on June 04, 2020

We know that communicating with parents is a good thing when it comes to student growth and overall success. When parents

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What I Learned From #MasteryChat This Week

Published on May 27, 2020

If you're looking for an awesome online PLC, or if you're looking for some great teachers to just bounce ideas off of, you should join in on #MasteryChat on Twitter. The Mastery Chat was created by the Teach Better Team (@TeachBetter on Twitter) and happens every Thursday night at 8pm EST. 

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The One Thing You Can Do NOW to Help Your Students

Published on May 11, 2020

Tips and musings from veteran teacher and SchoolStatus trainer, Tyler Cummings. 

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Three Types of Communication Your District Should be Using for Parent Engagement

Published on February 03, 2020

Communicating with parents should be easy, but educators everywhere experience hangups with their communication tools.

That’s because we have different goals for communicating with parents each time we reach out.

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Using SchoolStatus for MTSS

Published on October 22, 2019

Multi-Tier Systems of Support or MTSS is something that I hope you’ve heard mentioned in your school.

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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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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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What is the Real Distance of the Teacher Walkout?

Published on April 12, 2018

There was one particular day that I remember walking out to my car after work and realizing that I was taking the longest walk I had taken since I walked from my car to my classroom that morning.

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Big and Small - Teachers Teach in them All

Published on December 05, 2017

A little while back I was in a very nice high school that served about 1600 students. The next day

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