7 Effective Behavior Management Strategies for Educators to Try in the Classroom

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The classroom is a vibrant and, at times, chaotic hub of learning, exploration, and student interactions. Educators must overcome the challenge of managing student behavior to create a positive and productive environment where each student can succeed.  Effective behavior management goes beyond simply enforcing rules; it entails crafting a well-rounded plan that fosters positive relationships, ... Read more

5 Ways to Empower Teachers Through Effective Professional Development

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Teachers are the cornerstone of our education system, shaping young minds and igniting students’ passion for learning. But just like any profession, teachers need ongoing support and professional development to stay productive and engaged. Effective professional development ensures teachers continue to learn and sharpen their skills, thus playing a crucial role in the success of ... Read more

Tackling Chronic Absenteeism in K-12 Schools: 7 Strategies for Student Success

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Chronic absenteeism is one of the biggest challenges to students excelling academically. While students missing school isn’t a new issue, the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in a sharp increase in chronic absenteeism of K-12 students. The 2021-2022 school year saw 14.7 million students classified as chronically absent – 6.5 million more than the 2017-2018 school year. ... Read more

Focusing on Mastery Over Metrics – The Benefits of Standards-Based Grading

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A primary goal of in K-12 education is to ensure students achieve academic excellence as measured by their mastery of core subjects such as math, reading science, and social studies. To evaluate this goal, educators must measure students’ progress toward learning objectives in these core subjects. As schools evaluate the best way to measure student ... Read more

The Important Role of Social-Emotional Learning for Student Success in K-12 Education

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The focus on K-12 education has expanded beyond traditional academic achievements in recent years. Many schools and educators recognize that students’ educational growth requires attention to more than just grades and exam scores. This paradigm shift has given rise to a growing awareness of the importance of holistic development, with educators and parents placing greater ... Read more

6 Tips to Increase Student Information System Adoption Across Your District

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Changing your Student Information System is no easy feat. The successful implementation of a Student Information System (SIS) is crucial for efficient administrative processes, enhanced communication, and improved student outcomes. The adoption of an SIS across an entire district, however, can be a complex endeavor, requiring strategic planning and thoughtful execution.   With nearly everyone in ... Read more

Enhancing Learning Outcomes: The Importance of Data Analytics in Student Information Systems

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Student Information Systems serve as the digital backbone of K-12 schools, housing a plethora of information about each student. From basic demographics to academic records, attendance, and extracurricular activities, a robust SIS consolidates vast amounts of data in one centralized platform.    Capturing this data isn’t enough, though. Educators should be able to easily access, view, ... Read more

A Student Information System Checklist – 7 Essential Considerations for Your District

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In today's fast-paced educational landscape, efficiently managing student data and streamlining district operations is crucial for the success of any public school district. A Student Information System (SIS) is a comprehensive software solution designed to optimize student-related processes, enhance communication, simplify state reporting, and improve data security within educational institutions.   Selecting the right SIS for ... Read more

MISTAR-Q Student Information System Propels Plymouth Canton Community Schools to Success

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Plymouth Canton Community Schools’ two-decade partnership with the MISTAR-Q SIS improves efficiency across the district.   In the pivotal industry of education, technology plays an integral role in students’ success. Plymouth Canton Community Schools found a dependable and responsive partner in MISTAR-Q. For over two decades, this dynamic, locally-supported Student Information System (SIS) has been at ... Read more

Sault Ste. Marie’s Successful Transition to Michigan’s MISTAR-Q Student Information System

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Migrating to a new SIS during a pandemic was no easy undertaking, but MISTAR-Q set up Sault Ste. Marie for long-term success.  When Sault Ste. Marie’s Student Information System provider announced they were phasing out their SIS product in 2019, the district had to start a comprehensive assessment of their options. Transitioning to a new ... Read more