KICKBOARD AND OVERCOMING RACISM PARTNER TO INTRODUCE ADVANCING RACIAL EQUITY IN EDUCATION PROGRAM

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To help K-12 districts and schools achieve equity and create environments that are safe and conducive to learning for all students, Kickboard has partnered with Overcoming Racism to develop a new professional development program called Advancing Racial Equity in Education. Overcoming Racism and Kickboard are working to address equity issues in our educational system at the source,” said Matthew Kincaid, founder of Overcoming Racism.

Kickboard and Aperture Education Partner to Help Schools Use Student Behavior Data to Measure Social Emotional Learning

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28, 2018) — Social-emotional learning (SEL) company Aperture Education and Kickboard, which provides technology and coaching for school culture initiatives, have partnered to help schools collect, monitor and analyze data on 40 student behaviors that tie to the Devereux Student Strengths Assessment (the DESSA) core SEL competencies. The DESSA SEL Inventory is available exclusively on Kickboard’s platform and is free to Kickboard customers. Charlotte N.C.

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?On the Hotseat: 7 Questions for Kickboard’s New CEO, Stefan Kohler

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But at Kickboard , an online school culture system management system, it’s a straight dive in for Stefan Kohler, a former teacher and executive at companies including Scholastic and Pearson. What’s really excited me about each and every job over the past 20 years has been the opportunity to go into schools, talk with educators, and see first-hand the impact our solutions were having in the classroom. What got you interested in Kickboard?

The Behavior Battle: High- and Low-Tech Solutions

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Jim Paterson Classroom Management While programs like Kickboard, PBIS World, and ClassDojo can help track and identify student behavior issues, so can lower-tech practices like focused observation, simplified reporting, and team input

Why we love our SEL tools

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When we first started using Kickboard , we wondered if our high schoolers would care about things like character traits. With Kickboard, they actually do. They care a great deal about what their balance is and where they stand in Kickboard. During the semester we couldn’t use Kickboard, we really felt its absence in our school culture. But with Kickboard, students care, which helps these traits become intrinsic.

Guide covers how to improve school culture

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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.”. Following each story are step-by-step instructions to implement each practice, along with helpful screen shots from the Kickboard school culture system.

How our high-poverty school reduced suspensions by 97%

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Take a positive approach to classroom management. When students arrive on the first day, some know how to behave appropriately in a classroom, but others don’t because they were never taught. CHAMPS is a proactive, positive approach to classroom management that overtly teaches students how to behave responsibly. Following the CHAMPS strategies, we established behavior expectations for every classroom activity and transition.

Teaching tricks: Better data strategies to ease teacher workload

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This case is slightly ironic, as it is in fact technology that is generating the data in the first place, but there are approaches to capturing, managing and analysing the data generated in your classroom that need not be overwhelming and can in fact be extremely useful, and at the end of the day a time saver, rather than time waster. But these analyses are not always useful to teachers in the classroom, or in fact parents. We need to talk about teacher stress and workload.

How to Provide Help

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Most PreK-12 teachers have at least 20 students in their classroom at any given moment, and often more. One solution to these dilemmas is for educators to weave “help” into the fabric of their classrooms. Educators can weave “help” into the fabric of their classrooms. Think of a kickboard: It allows swimmers to rest their arms as they focus on kicking. Understanding the appropriate way to seek out help is not a skill every student has.

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How Voice-Enabled Technology is Changing the Contours of Higher Education

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We’ve been really excited about collaborating with edtech developers—we now have skills available to customers from Kickboard, ParentSquare, Coursera, Blackboard and Canvas.

Why the State of Surveillance in Schools Might Lead to the Next Equifax Disaster

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Blaine scans his ID and enters the classroom. Other similar technologies include Kickboard and LiveSchool. And cameras have moved from hallways to classrooms, with technology and security companies actively marketing them to schools. They hope that technology can offer the classroom insights and data that humans cannot capture. Blaine is a student in a suburban town. He wakes up at 7 am and brushes his teeth before wolfing down a bowl of cereal.

The Business of Education Technology

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Jen Medbery stepped down as CEO of Kickboard. “Apple, Microsoft, Amazon and Google Are Fighting a War for the Classroom,” Edutechnica wrote in June , with a look at how many colleges have adopted their competing “pseudo-LMSes.” ” The “war” extends beyond the productivity suite of tech tools and it extends beyond operating system in the classroom. This is part three of my annual review of the year in ed-tech.

Hack Education Weekly News

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John Bel Edwards has agreed to a mandate that cursive writing must be taught in Louisiana ’s public school classrooms.” ” “ Kickboard Looking for New CEO,” Edsurge reports. “ ALEX Wants to Fill Classrooms Like Airbnb Fills Beds ” is an actual headline, and apparently ALEX is an actual startup. Education Politics. “ Education Department Proposes New Regulations to Protect Students and Taxpayers from Predatory Institutions.”