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A Smarter, More Efficient, and More Powerful Pivot: Introducing Version 2.2

Posted by Adam Jones on July 27, 2017

Over the last several months, we’ve carefully considered our customers’ feedback and thoughtfully designed a smarter, more efficient, and more powerful version of Pivot. We’re proud to announce the release of version 2.2.

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Topics: assessments, Data Warehouse, Pivot

The Teacher Diaries #summergoals

Posted by Hannegan Roseberry on July 21, 2017

 

I made it through another year and now summer awaits! Sure, it is only about eight weeks, but it is eight weeks without any commitments.  Time for a summer goals list!

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Topics: balance, educators, summer break

Books to Read for Summer 2017

Posted by Cheryl Adams on July 12, 2017

Educators are life-long learners. It's what we do! So, before summer comes to an end, make sure you check out these awesome reads recommended by our very own Five-Star employees. 

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Topics: balance, educators, leisure activities, lifelong learning, relaxation

Taking Time this Summer is an Absolute NEED for Educators

Posted by Val Herald on July 5, 2017


Burn-out: fatigue, frustration, or apathy resulting from prolonged stress, overwork, or intense activity (Dictionary.com, 2017)

We have all been a victim of burn-out. While every individual regardless of age, intelligence, and profession has the potential to experience the effects of burn-out at some point in their lifetime, educators seem to struggle often with this negative phenomenon.

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Topics: balance, educators, Healthy Living, leisure activities, relaxation

Are You Prepared for a Great Year of Staff Evaluations?

Posted by Adam Jones on June 28, 2017

While some people believe that teachers spend their summers lounging on the beach all day, the truth is that great educators are using much of their time away from school to revise their curriculum for the upcoming year. June and July are when educators attend conferences, plan new learning activities for their students, and reflect on ways they can improve their practice. In other words, summer isn’t just a break.

This is true for administrators, too.

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Topics: Pivot, staff evaluations, administrators

Modeling by Example

Posted by Adam Cole on June 23, 2017

This is the final post of our eight-part series about classroom activities that will help raise student engagement and create awesome learning experiences for kids! You can check out other posts within this series here!

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Topics: modeling, teaching strategies, education, teaching, pyxis

For Students, Sharing Is More About Getting Than Giving

Posted by Adam Cole on June 16, 2017

This is the seventh post of an eight-part series about classroom activities that will help raise student engagement and create awesome learning experiences for kids! You can check out other posts within this series here!

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Topics: teaching strategies, education, teaching, pyxis, sharing

Collaboration Is a Life Well Lived

Posted by Adam Cole on June 7, 2017

This is the sixth post of an eight-part series about classroom activities that will help raise student engagement and create awesome learning experiences for kids! You can check out other posts within this series here!

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Topics: collaboration, teaching strategies, education, teaching, pyxis

Playing Scarecrow: Getting Students to Think

Posted by Adam Cole on May 26, 2017

This is the fifth post of an eight-part series about classroom activities that will help raise student engagement and create awesome learning experiences for kids! Check out other posts within this series: Making ConnectionsReflectCuriosity and Learning: An Explorer's Guide, and Producing the Future.

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Topics: critical thinking, teaching strategies, education, teaching, pyxis

Producing the Future

Posted by Adam Cole on May 18, 2017

This is the fourth post of an eight-part series about classroom activities that will help raise student engagement and create awesome learning experiences for kids! Check out other posts within this series: Making ConnectionsReflect, and Curiosity and Learning: An Explorer's Guide.

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Topics: teaching strategies, education, teaching, pyxis, produce