Lauren Gilchrist Lauren Gilchrist Blogger, Traveler, and Video Talent
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Lauren enjoys visiting school districts and spreading the word about creative, non-traditional approaches to universal challenges. Follow her for on-the-scene reporting (with a little fun sprinkled in) and tips on how to enjoy a better Skyward experience. 

Lauren Gilchrist

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SMS 2.0 Spotlight: Textbook Tracking
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SMS 2.0 Spotlight: Textbook Tracking
by Lauren Gilchrist It’s the start of the school year and there’s so much to do: textbooks to hand out, Chromebooks to distribute, Wi-Fi hot spots to give...
5 Ways to Increase Parent Engagement This School Year
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5 Ways to Increase Parent Engagement This School Year
by Lauren Gilchrist Don’t leave parent engagement up to your students’ parents! Here are 5 steps you can take to boost engagement this year.
Texas Spotlight: Top Tips for PEIMS Coordinators
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Texas Spotlight: Top Tips for PEIMS Coordinators
by Lauren Gilchrist We've got a special article for Skyward users in Texas! Check out these tips for PEIMS coordinators. 
Teacher Talks: Want to Retain More Teachers? Here’s How.
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Teacher Talks: Want to Retain More Teachers? Here’s How.
by Lauren Gilchrist If your district is trying hard to retain teachers, the solution may not require significant process changes or large chunks of cash. It may...
Qmlativ Update: Sending Progress Reports
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Qmlativ Update: Sending Progress Reports
by Lauren Gilchrist The ability for teachers to email Progress Reports directly to guardians was a top request in the Product Ideas Portal. You asked, we built it, and...
Qmlativ Spotlight: Activity Accounting
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Qmlativ Spotlight: Activity Accounting
by Lauren Gilchrist Many districts work with tech that isn’t aligned with the way K-12 accounting actually works—but you don’t have to! Separate the...
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The Great Homework Debate
Could “the dog ate my homework” someday be retired? Let’s look at both sides of this debated topic. by Lauren Gilchrist
 
On the Road with Lauren: Cranberry Science and a Splash of Red
We traveled to Central Wisconsin to join a Splash of Red cranberry tour, led by students in the only cranberry science class in the country. by Lauren Gilchrist
 
On the Road with Lauren: Race Cars Meet High School
At Ashwaubenon High School, students are trading lectures and laptops for the chance to design, build, and race their own cars. by Lauren Gilchrist
 
Teaching our Teachers: The Value of Teacher Mentorship
We sat down with a veteran teacher to talk about the crucial role mentorship plays in an educator’s success. by Lauren Gilchrist
 
7 Things You Don’t Have to Print This Year
Which processes can you shift online to move closer to a paperless office? Here are 7 ideas to consider. by Lauren Gilchrist
 
Empowering Students with UX Classroom Design
Studies show classroom design affects student learning. Why get students involved in the process? And how? by Lauren Gilchrist
 
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