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Why we love our SEL tools

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Social and emotional learning (SEL) is an increasingly important part of the curriculum in many schools—and for good reason. When students learn self-management and social awareness, they’re automatically set up for more success, academically, personally, and professionally. Social emotional learning programs. “We executive director of social-emotional Learning and student services, Barnstable (MA) Public Schools. With Kickboard, they actually do.

Guide covers how to improve school culture

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The research is clear: the culture of a school can have a direct impact on student learning and achievement. To help school and district leaders create a more positive culture and kickstart their journey toward improved school performance, Kickboard has published a new how-to guide titled, “ Quick School Culture Tips for School & District Leaders.”. One example comes from Lowery Elementary School in Donaldsonville, La.

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How our high-poverty school reduced suspensions by 97%

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Even just one student who is misbehaving can affect how much and how well an entire class is learning. When we arrived at Betty Best Elementary in Houston in the summer of 2014 and dug into the school’s data, we saw there were 627 office referrals during the previous year. Here are five important steps we have taken to change our school’s culture—and a few lessons we’ve learned along the way. Take a positive approach to classroom management.

The Business of Education Technology

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Jen Medbery stepped down as CEO of Kickboard. Here are the areas that have seen the most ed-tech investment activity so far this year: Learning to code : Investments include Galvanize ($45,000,000), Codecademy ($30,000,000), Andela ($24,000,000), Wonder Workshop ($20,000,000), Revature ($20,000,000). According to Edsurge , changes to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act will soon be another “ win for ed-tech vendors.”