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    Another Year In The Books

    written by Bryan Landaburu

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Harsh Discipline & Chronic Absenteeism: Where Do We Go From Here?

In the world of education, things often still operate from a top-down hierarchy. District leaders respond to state or federal mandates, and in turn direct school leaders to change. School leaders then, in turn, direct teachers to change. Yet change is indeed difficult, especially when it comes to discipline reform. Discipline is something that teachers take personally, and rightfully so. It’s their daily life in the classroom that’s at stake, and so they need the proper support and guidance to implement new approaches successfully. More often than not, time and funding are limited, and instead teachers are left feeling as if nothing has really changed. It’s “students cannot be punished” one day or “this new program too shall pass” the next. It’s easy for...

written July 13, 2018 by Daniel Haithcox

How to retain students in a sea of choice.

One school principal says student behavior management is key. Susan R. Steele, Principal of Finger Lake Elementary, is clear: “when I took this position, one of my goals was to grow enrollment.” And after just two years, she’s done just that. Under her leadership, reports EdTech Digest, the school’s student body has grown from 250 students to more than 400 this year. Finger Lake Elementary is one of 21 public elementary schools in the Wasilla, Alaska area. It’s in the Matanuska-Susitna district, which is a choice district, meaning parents can choose to send their children to any school (instead of simply defaulting to their neighborhood assignment). Growing enrollment, therefore, isn’t as simple as adding a few students here and there. Steele knew she needed...

written June 29, 2018 by Autumn Miller

Another Year In The Books

The evolution of Hero. Schools across the country are adopting new approaches to student behavior. We evangelized a hypothesis: the best way to motivate students to exhibit great behavior is by recognizing the things they do right more than the things they do wrong. We build products that help schools do this on a daily basis. The impact to school climate and culture, attendance, and academic performance are noteworthy. At the end of every school year, our teams reconnoiter over data, conversations with our customers, and the outcomes we’ve helped drive. This year, we noticed new energy, compassion, and fidelity across our schools. Entire administrative teams, teaching staff, students and even parents are rallying together, creating learning environments based on positivity. Building schools that...

written June 29, 2018 by Bryan Landaburu

Hero K12 Now Integrates with Clever Secure Sync for Easier, More Secure Data Transfer

Hero K12 partnership with Clever means schools can set up their Hero accounts faster and with added security for student data MIAMI LAKES, Florida – June 25, 2018 – Hero K12, which is a web-based platform teachers use to emphasize and reward students for positive behavior, has partnered with Clever Secure Sync for data integration. Adding Clever integration capabilities means that schools can quickly and securely synchronize data from their SIS (student information system) to Hero K12 for rapid set up of new accounts. Click to Tweet. Clever Secure Sync is used by many educational applications for seamless and secure data transfer. This makes it much easier for schools to onboard with Hero because data is made immediately available. “Clever makes it much simpler,...

written June 26, 2018 by Jessica Mitchell

5 Hero Support Tips

Updated 05/22/2018 in support of the 2018-19 school year. Planning for the 2018-2019 school year is in full swing and there is no better time to get your Hero account primed and ready for the back-to-school rush. To prepare for the next school year, you will need to take some time to plan now so you are set up for success in the fall. This checklist will help your administrators, teachers, students and parents get up to speed with Hero before the school year begins. Here are the five administrative tips to get you started – 1. Changing New Active Terms This step updates and replaces last year’s school calendar dates with this year’s. An easy first step, but necessary in setting the foundation...

written May 22, 2018 by Keesa Sung

Change is in the Air

Summer is an exciting time in education. In some ways, a moment of respite after a long year of effort doing the world’s most important work. At the same time, an educator’s summer entails zen-like preparation for the road ahead: the upcoming school year. At Hero, we inherit the heartbeat of education. Our mission to make school a better place to work, learn, and grow continues throughout the year. And just like the educators we serve, we are working hard to prepare for the 2018-19 school year. Change is in the Air It’s been an exciting year for us at Hero. Our platform has grown quickly and so have our resources, plans, and vision for the future. And this means exciting things for our...

written May 21, 2018 by Corey Shelton

Our customers say it best.

  • "What Hero is able to do is offer a management system to problem solve on what’s working, what’s not, and how do you go about creating new systems and processes to overcome your challenges."

    Dr. Nikolai Vitti

    Superintendant, Duval County Public Schools

  • "Hero is changing the conversation. Where a teacher might be more apt to focus on certain behaviors in their classroom, this focuses them on school-wide behaviors that we want to see."

    Terry Connor

    Principal, Samuel Wolfson High School

  • "I feel that Hero is instilling positive reinforcement with the kids... In education, we're used to the culture of reinforcing negative behaviors. Now, we're creating a positive culture where students are publicly recognized. There's a reward system. They're recognized by their peers, they're recognized by the faculty and staff, they're recognized by their principal, and it starts to spread throughout the school."

    Carlos Alvarez

    Principal, Hialeah Educational Academy

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