The Direct Network


The Roads to Course Materials Adoptions

Posted by Liz Schulte on Oct 16, 2017 5:30:00 AM

Timely adoptions are important to the school because they cut costs, save students money and help ensure student success by having all of the required materials available before the start of class. The closer it gets to the end of the semester the more vital for faculty to make and turn in adoptions so the next semester can begin without a hitch.

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3 Ways You Need to Reach Faculty About Adoptions

Posted by Lori Reese on Oct 13, 2017 5:30:00 AM

In my first week at MBS, I told a colleague something about faculty book adoptions that stunned him. He was writing a blog about why it’s essential for administrators to ensure teachers get adoptions in early.

“Impossible,” I said.

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Streamline Adoptions With Course Director

Posted by Liz Schulte on Oct 9, 2017 5:30:00 AM

Multitasking is a way of life, especially for teachers and administrators. Rarely are there enough hours in the day to do everything you need to do. While course materials adoptions are important for a variety of reasons, managing them often becomes one more task that takes precious hours.

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Early Adoptions Provide Student Cost Savings

Posted by Liz Schulte on Sep 18, 2017 5:30:00 AM

Ideally, students would show up on the first day of class with everything they need to be successful in school. Pen, notebook and … course materials? Not necessarily.

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Adoptions – Communication Leads to Savings and Student Success

Posted by Jason Smallheer on Mar 29, 2017 5:30:00 AM

Without proper course materials available on the first day of class the chances of student success are reduced, faculty is unable to teach a course in line with administrative goals, and student and faculty retention become a challenge.

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Maximize Learning Outcomes With Thoughtful Adoptions

Posted by Joe Clarkin on Mar 16, 2017 5:30:00 AM

Picking the optimal curriculum and considering the types of content your students need can help your school provide quality and affordable course materials on-time — a crucial step for determining student success.

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4 Reasons Faculty Aren't Submitting Adoption Requests on Time

Posted by Jason Smallheer on Mar 15, 2017 5:30:00 AM

Having adoptions submitted on time is a team process. The staff member in charge of your book list bears the majority of the responsibility, and they are reliant on the cooperation of your school's faculty members to have everything done on time. A single unresponsive faculty member can hold up the entire process — they are often unaware their inaction is creating a problem.

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Best Practices for Submitting Booklist

Posted by Dusti Mitchell on Mar 3, 2017 5:30:00 AM

As an MBS Direct account manager, I am often asked about the best practices of other K-12 schools when submitting their booklists. Schools who submit theirs by April 30th have the fewest challenges.

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Spring Cleaning (Your Adoption List)

Posted by Kate Seat on Jan 21, 2016 7:30:00 AM

From the post-New Year vantage point, it may seem like it will be a long time until the April 1 submission deadline for K-12 schools rolls around, but we promise spring will be here before you know it! Why not get a jump start on your adoption list now, and ensure that you’ll be able to submit your list on time (or early)?

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