All children need love and attention. For kids with learning disabilities, positive reinforcement such as words of encouragement and support can help them feel a strong sense of self-worth and have the determination to keep going even when things get tough. Learning disabilities emotionally affect the child and produces a ripple effect on family, friends, teachers, and peers at school. Children with learning disabilities often absorb what others unthinkingly say about them, even when it was not said to them. They are most likely to believe themselves to be “behind” or “different.” It is always important to speak kindly, and hopefully, with these tips, we can help them build self-confidence and find success at school, and in life.Read More »
As human beings, we tend to give more importance to negative experiences than to positive or neutral experiences. You are not alone, it’s our nature to fixate on bad news, a phenomenon known to psychologists as negativity bias. Sometimes we can’t help but focus on the negative even when they are insignificant compared to other positive instances. Why don’t we focus on having optimism?
Schools have been under enormous pressure to ensure that education for the students had as little disruption as possible when the Covid-19 outbreak began. Now that schools have been operating normally again, it is more important now than ever for school leaders to ensure the welfare of their students. Helping your students to be optimistic helps them to conquer obstacles and face any challenges in the future. Promoting realistic optimism in the classroom helps them to have positive role models. You and your fellow teachers can do this. Promoting optimism includes encouraging positive self-talk, encouraging your students to try out something new, teaching them to help others and appreciate them, and seeking joy even if they feel they can’t find it.Read More »
When the new school year starts after this summer break, young educators will be entering school to begin their new journey in the education world. While having to reel the trauma from being a teacher, especially during these trying times must be hard to process, it is only normal that new teachers may experience confusion and high levels of stress. Teachers bring creativity, channel high levels of energy, and bring light to the classroom.
We hope that these teaching tips might be of some help to all new teachers around the globe.Read More »
We’re excited to announce a nifty new feature – Custom Grading Categories in Gradebook! With this feature, teachers can make their own categories in their own subjects, in addition to the ones already setup in school. Let’s take a look at how it works.
First, administrators will need to enable this feature by going to Turn Features On/Off –> Gradebook / Report Cards “Configure” menu, and select “Teachers can create their own grading categories”. Now, teachers can begin to create their own categories from the Gradebook.
Within a Gradebook, scroll down to the bottom of the page and select “Change Grading Scale”. This brings up the Gradebook configuration page.
Next, select the “Edit your own categories” link:Read More »
Report Cards handle all sorts of averages and compilations of student date that aren’t reflected anywhere else (except for maybe Transcripts). As such, if you want to see information like semester or final averages, report card comments, GPA, or grades for subject specific criteria in a handy summary report, you’ll want to run one of our reports that give you information from your report cards. Here are some quick tips on best practices for keeping your report cards in shipshape for reporting and some tips on how to setup your report cards so you can run reports on them quickly and easily.