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18 Apr 2018

Apperson Customer Success Stories

We are excited to introduce a new mini-series featuring some of our customer success stories. Please read on to find out why Apperson has superior customer service and hear what our customers have to say! "I had a school Principal call extremely upset because they had just administered a benchmark test to over 200 students [...]

14 Mar 2018

Technology Based Formative Assessments

Formative assessments are necessary to evaluate student comprehension, learning needs, and academic progress during a specific lesson or unit.  There are many different approaches to gathering the information needed to guide teacher instruction. Some commonly used online resources for formative assessments include Pear Deck, Quizziz, Kahoot, Nearpod, and Quizlet Live. We’re going to delve a little [...]

17 Jan 2018

Advice for New Teachers

Walking into your new classroom can be intimidating, especially if it's your first time teaching. Here are some tips (directly from teachers) to keep in mind as you get adjusted in your classroom. Breathe. Don't try to be "cool" but don't be afraid to show your personality. Breathe some more. Be prepared to wing it. [...]

10 Jan 2018

Teaching New Concepts Without a Lecture

Coming up with new and interesting ways to present subject matter can sometimes be a challenge. Instead of defaulting to lecture mode, consider some of these other methods! Flip your classroom. Have them do an edpuzzle if you have access to laptops. Pair and group work activities. Whole class activities can be a bit slow [...]

3 Jan 2018

Bouncing Back After the Holidays

It’s easy to get burnt out right before a holiday break. Now that we’re back from a long weekend, it can be difficult for you and your students to get back into the swing of things. Here are some tips on how to keep your momentum up and running. Give students some time to talk [...]

20 Dec 2017

Making the Most of Your Break

Christmas break is right around the corner, and it’s a great time to relax and recharge for the upcoming semester. Here are some tips on how to make the most of this time and to get geared up for an awesome 2018! Create – Enjoy some arts and crafts, try out a new recipe, or [...]

6 Dec 2017

Student Led Lesson Plans

Successfully structuring a way for students to teach their peers can prove to be challenging. We directly asked teachers what they do to implement this process and for tips they could share. When it comes to math, pick a problem that has multiple ways of being solved. Have students explain or show their way of [...]