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8 Ways to Promote National Lutheran Schools Week
Ideas for promoting National Lutheran Schools Week to raise awareness of the benefits of Lutheran education and generate interest in your school.
What Is MFA and Why Is It So Important to School Digital Security?
Learn how multi-factor authentication (MFA) works, what risks exist without it, and how to enable it at your school today.
6 Tips for Supporting English Language Learners in the Classroom
How to incorporate interventions to help your English language learners—without hurting your other students.
Teaching Students To Teach Themselves
Why providing solutions to your students hinders their critical thinking skills—and what to do instead.
Battling the Aversion to Deeper Learning
How do some of the greatest long-term rewards in teaching come through methods that facilitate deeper learning in spite of short-term challenges?
Creating Problems to Improve Student Engagement
How do some of the greatest long-term rewards in teaching come through methods that facilitate deeper learning—in spite of short-term challenges?
Purchasing Gradelink With Public Funds
Did you know you can purchase Gradelink with public funds? Although the specifics vary by state, here is a basic outline of the steps to take.
How to Redesign Your Report Card Template
Is it time to rethink your school’s report cards? Use this guide to evaluate each component to maximize their potential.
3 Top Report Card Design Principles
What does your report card design say about your school? Learn the three keys to creating one that represents your school well.
Add Images to Your School News and Teacher Pages
Make your school news and teacher pages more engaging with photos, illustrations, graphics, and more.
Add Images to Your SmartSend Emails
Don’t limit your school emails to just text. Add photos, illustrations, graphics, and animated GIFs with Gradelink SmartSend.
A Quick Guide to Grading in Gradelink
Gradelink provides educators with multiple grading options. Follow this guide to get your grading set up properly for your specific needs.
Remote Entertainment Resources for Parents and Teachers
Inventive ways to enjoy family fun close to home—without having to spend a fortune.
Keeping Enrollment Up While Your Campus is Closed
Discover five valuable tips for student retention and new enrollment for private schools during campus closures.
Remote Instruction Solutions for Schools
Strategies to help facilitate remote instruction when your students are away from the classroom.
K-12 Private School Student Information System Buying Guide
Use this helpful buying guide when you’re shopping for your private school’s next student information system.
Affordable (and Even Free) Tech for Nonprofits
14 low-cost tech tools for your private school.
Making Your School’s Brand Shine
Branding isn’t just for the business world. Find out why it’s critical for your school brand to stand out in order to stay competitive.
Six Thinking Hats: Looking at a Decision from All Angles
Is your approach to decision-making causing you to miss out on new opportunities? Try this method to broaden your perspective.
Quick and Doable Time Management Tips
Don’t fritter away your most precious resource. Here are a few quick time management tips for maximizing—and balancing—your day.
4 Old School Teaching Practices to Retire
Try these fresh teaching practices in your classroom this year.
Helpful Tips for Principals
Leaders and experts in education offer tips for principals to strengthen their impact on their schools.
Beating Decision Fatigue with Lesson Planning and Routines
Due to the nature of the profession, teachers are easy victims of decision fatigue. Getting a routine established will benefit both teachers and students.
Developing Soft Skills to Complement Academics
Soft skills are vital for success in the 21st century. Is your school preparing students with the skill set they’ll need?
Supporting Kids at Home to Do Their Best and Be Their Best
Share this helpful resource with your students’ families to encourage learning at home and improve literacy and numeracy skills.
The Benefits (and Some Pitfalls) of Project-Based Learning
Learn the key ingredients to successful project-based learning strategies—plus a few things to avoid.
Did You Get All That? Showing Evidence of Learning
Discover a few effective assessment strategies that will sway any inquisitive observer.
Preventing the Perfectionism Habit
Are the habits of perfectionism you’ve formed contributing to a happy you or a stressed-out you?
Busting Boredom in the Classroom
Discover ways to banish classroom boredom by stretching those creative muscles and exploring critical thinking in energizing ways.
Helping Introverts Thrive in the Classroom
Here are 8 ways teachers can help introverted students recognize their strengths and enable them thrive in their own ways.
Making Memories That Translate into Deeper Learning
How tapping into deeper learning in education is necessary as the basis for the skills and knowledge that students need to succeed.
7 Fresh Ideas for the Classroom This Fall
A few big ideas for educators for thinking about their work in a new way.
Making a Switch for the Better
With her school’s old SIS being discontinued, Rachel needed a new one that could reliably handle all of her school’s needs.
Grow | Three Tips for Attracting New Families
How to attract new families to your school with inbound marketing strategies.
Grow | Streamline Your School’s Admissions
How to boost private school admissions and eliminate time-consuming data entry with a streamlined system on your website.
Grow | Get More Tours with Live Chat
How to ppen another line of communication on your website to book more tours—for free.
Grow | Book More School Tours with This Single Tip
How to increase the number of school tours booked—while simultaneously simplifying the process.
Grow | Three Ways to Supercharge Your Website and Boost Enrollment
How to get visitors to your school’s website to book personal tours or sign up for your open house.
Grow | Make a Great First Impression
How to put on an inviting open house that will entice prospective families to request tours of your campus.
Grow | Tried and True Techniques for Promoting Your Open House
How to boost attendance at your next open house.
Grow | Leverage Facebook to Boost Your Open House Attendance
How your private school can adopt Facebook marketing to get more attendance at your next open house.
Parent-Teacher Communication Tools That Work
Discover a range of parent-teacher communication tools designed to maximize the partnership between school and home.
Gradelink Stories | EnrollMe, Part 3
Angela knew that if the school was going to attract new families and retain existing ones, she needed to improve school admissions.
Gradelink Stories | EnrollMe, Part 2
It was time to replace the school’s ineffective enrollment system with something more professional. Could it also increase school enrollment?
Gradelink Stories | EnrollMe, Part 1
See how one school cut its enrollment processing time from two hours to less than 30 minutes per student.
Engage Students with These Four Tech Tools
Check out this brief list of ed tech tools for students to establish connections and learning development.
5 Handy Classroom Organization Hacks
Learning happens at an active pace. Try these classroom organization hacks to allow ideas and creativity to flow uninterrupted.
Cut Classroom Clutter
Give yourself—and your students—a fresh start with these simple tips to clean up classroom clutter.
How to Ignite Creativity in Any Classroom
Discover innovative ways teachers have used creativity in the classroom to develop innovative thinking in their everyday lessons.
4 Tips for Parents to Help with Reading at Home: How to nurture your child’s growing love of reading
How to nurture your child’s growing love of books and encourage reading at home.
How to Make Lessons Pop with Pop Culture
Try these creative ways to incorporate pop culture in the classroom to foster an engaging learning experience.
Season Opener: 5 Tips for Rookie Teachers
Are you a rookie teacher who’s feeling the growing pains that come with mastering a new craft? We have some pointers to coach you through it.
8 Reasons to Invest in a New Student Information System
How does your school’s old SIS measure up? Here’s why it’s time to consider switching to a new student information system.
Bettering Student Outcomes with Formative Assessment
Tips for using formative assessments to gain insights into how students are learning.
Engage Your School Community with These Information Tools
Check out this list of school communication tools for improving participation, learning development, and establishing connections.
6 Top Tips for Managing Technology in the Classroom
Take these steps to ensure a constructive learning atmosphere without distractions as you implement technology in the classroom.
How to Write Good Narrative Comments
Narrative comments provide important insight into student performance. But what kind of information should they provide?
7 Benefits of Online Lesson Plans
Still using pencil and paper? See the advantages of switching to online lesson plans.
How to Find (and Market) Your School’s Unique Value
Do prospective families know your school’s unique value? Learn how to articulate and share it.
Should Every Student Have a Laptop?
Today’s educators are faced with the big EdTech question: Do the pros of laptops in the classroom outweigh the cons?
5 Ways to Make the Best of Your SIS Transition
How to make the best of your switch to a new student information system.
Our Top Social Media Best Practices for Private Schools
Best practices for implementing social media for private schools—and mistakes to avoid.
3 Ways Your School’s Website Can Help Attract Families
How can your private school’s website help the right students find you online and transform them into enthusiastic applicants?
6 Questions to Ask While Shopping For a Student Information System
In the market for a new school management system? Answer these key questions to find the right one for your private school.
4 Ways to Make the Most of Your School’s Summer
Practical—and doable—school maintenance projects. You’ll love #4!
3 Reasons Families Leave Schools—and How to Retain Them
Discover not just why families abandon private schools but what you can do about it.
How to Effectively Market Your School Part 3: Expand Your Audience
Reach a wider audience with advanced marketing for private schools, including inbound online marketing and paid online ads.
How to Effectively Market Your School Part 2: Building an Online Presence
Proven tips for marketing your school online: How to develop a presence and maintain a positive reputation.
How to Effectively Market Your School Part 1: Where to Begin
Getting started: Tips and techniques for successful private school marketing.
9 Tips for a Great Report Card
Read this quick guide to producing informative and professional report cards.
Why Onboarding Your SIS is Important
See how Gradelink gets you set up and trained with a new school management system.
Should Teachers Have Their Own Websites?
Take a look at some best practices for utilizing teacher websites to save time and improve communication with your school community.
Is Digital Attendance-Taking Legitimate?
How switching to digital attendance at your school will make the process more efficient and responsive.
Web-Based SIS vs. On-Premises Programs
Why it’s time for your school to move operations online.
Consider the Cost: Who Pays For Your Payment Processing?
There are clear advantages to payment processing for schools. Here’s how to determine what’s best for your school.
5 Reasons Your School’s Admissions Should Be Online
Learn how to improve your admissions process by moving from paper forms to a secure, easy-to-manage online system.
Weathering the Changes
Principal Jack Mefford discusses successful strategies to use advertising and social media for school marketing.
Starting a School From Scratch
Assistant Superintendent Dennis Bock on starting a successful school from the ground up.