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New to Student Data Analytics? Why Averages are Misleading Your Intervention Efforts

Published on September 25, 2018

Did you know the average salary for teachers in the US is $56,000/year according to The Bureau of Labor Statistics? While I trust the bureau’s information,

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8 Ways to Lead Your Team Toward Better Parent Engagement

Published on September 21, 2018

Take a mental step back and assess the connections between your campus, your parent community, and your team of teachers, counselors and administrators. 

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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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How to Predict Student Behavior Like a Data Scientist

Published on August 07, 2018

So, here is a scenario: Student Benchmarks come in for the Fall, you pour through the data, scramble manically through spreadsheets and printouts of last year’s Spring State Assessment, only finding some of the many results.

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Top 4 Statistics Pitfalls and One Super Easy Solution

Published on July 18, 2018

In my wanderings from education, to finance, to password protection, I’ve uncovered a few common pitfalls that I have tried (and occasionally failed) to avoid when dealing with statistics. Here is my list of the top 4 mistakes and at the end, there is one super easy way to help you avoid the pitfalls!

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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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Calling Feels Awkward? Identify Four Common Phone Personas

Published on May 14, 2018

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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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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5 MORE Excel Functions Every Educator Should Know

Published on March 09, 2018

In a previous blog, I walked you through 5 easy excel functions that have the potential to save educators a lot of time and energy.

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When Your Seating Chart Gets the Best of You

Published on December 20, 2017

You may not be obsessive compulsive like I am, but a little organization doesn’t hurt. I find it interesting that there are teachers on opposite ends of the spectrum when it comes to being organized. As a teacher, administrator and student, I have found that there are basically three kinds.

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