The Direct Network


Second Baptist School: 21st Century Education With a Christian Perspective

Posted by Lori Reese on Jun 26, 2017 5:30:00 AM

At Second Baptist School, teachers strive to “educate, not indoctrinate,” according to Head of School Dr. Jeff D. Williams. The Houston-based coed Christian PK–12 trains students to “pursue their individual callings and excel to the best of their abilities.”

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Preparing Students for Careers

Posted by Liz Schulte on Jun 23, 2017 5:30:00 AM

The worldwide growth of artificial intelligence will change the job requirements of future generations. Preparing students to be successful in an increasingly digital world requires more than a college degree. Students need to start developing computer science skills at least by high school if not sooner. It will better prepare them for almost any future career they decide to pursue.

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Stay Informed With MBS Direct

Posted by Liz Schulte on Jun 19, 2017 5:30:00 AM

Education and technology are constantly evolving. The best practices one day might change or be improved by the next. Learning from the experiences of other schools and staying in the know about the latest offerings in field keeps your school on the cutting edge of education and provides benefits. The latest course materials options can affect your bottom line, student success rates and the job-satisfaction of teachers. Making the wrong choice can negatively impact these same areas. That’s why it is important to research new topics and innovations as well as listen to the experiences other schools have forging the same waters.  

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Coding for Kids

Posted by Lori Reese on Jun 16, 2017 5:30:00 AM

Alarm clock, digital coffee maker, smartphone, car, elevator, email: Whether you know it or not, your life revolves around code. That’s why K–12 schools devoted to arming kids with valuable 21st century skills are building the computer programmer’s skill into the curriculum.

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Is Apple® Slacking Off in the Classroom?

Posted by Lori Reese on Jun 15, 2017 5:30:00 AM

The hardware costs more, the apps are neither free nor teacher-tested and the most popular education item lacks a keyboard. Now that Microsoft® and Google® have kicked up efforts to capture the K–12 market, what — if anything — is Apple doing to compete?

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Archbishop Hannan High School: A Lesson in Resilience

Posted by Lori Reese on Jun 12, 2017 5:30:00 AM

Archbishop Hannan High School discovered the merits of an online bookstore in the wake of tragedy. Hurricane Katrina struck the Louisiana-based coed Catholic school August 29, 2005, at the start of a school year boasting a record enrollment of 550 students. The hurricane devastated St. Bernard Parish, where it was based and forced a number of Archbishop Hannan’s families from their homes.

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Ed Tech Showdown

Posted by Liz Schulte on Jun 7, 2017 5:30:00 AM

Google, Microsoft and Apple are vying for the coveted K–12 market. These three corporate giants have products and services they say will help overwhelmed educators carry their workload, boost student achievement and increase student interest. In some ways, all the products offer similar solutions, but there are also differences in the functions they are capable of supporting. Today, we are going to break down what each product is capable of achieving in the classroom.  

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5 Ways to Make Meetings Work

Posted by Lori Reese on May 26, 2017 5:30:00 AM

Meetings, meetings, meetings: ‘Tis the season in the land of academia for get-togethers, end-of-term finalizations, and endless confabs about all that stuff you must resolve before faculty and administrators flee town for vacations in July.

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Good Fortune: Raising Your School’s Profile in China Could Elevate the Bottom Line

Posted by Lori Reese on May 25, 2017 5:30:00 AM

As enrollment numbers decline, schools are looking abroad for ways to build the bottom line. Among the international students that flock to the U.S. no country represents more strongly than China. Chinese students in America numbered 304,000 as of 2014-2015, according to Institute of International Education (IIE) annual report. That total had increased five times in a decade and is expected to continue growing.

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Greenhills School Gives All Students Individual Attention

Posted by Lori Reese on May 22, 2017 5:30:00 AM

As Controller Liz Barber puts it, Greenhills School is a place where “no kid falls through the cracks.”

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