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School Supply Lists for Fall? They’re Being Compiled Now.

By Kristina James | 03/12/2020 | 0 Comments

Teachers are known for their advance planning, so it’s no surprise they get out ahead of the fall classroom resupply game by making their shopping lists months in advance. And our research reveals most lists are compiled in the spring. To make the list, it’s important to focus your persuasive attention on teachers because over […]

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Do the Benefits of Digital Devices in School Classrooms Outweigh the Downsides?

By Guest Contributor | 03/11/2020 | 0 Comments
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Thanks to The Wall Street Journal for citing MDR data from our Teachers Talk Technology report in their article!  Two professionals in the education space share the benefits and potential downsides of digital devices in classrooms: “Technology has steadily worked its way into classrooms around the world, from kindergarten to graduate school. Its use in […]

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Top Minds in the Education Industry Convene at MDR’s Inaugural EdNET Executive Council

By Kristina James | 03/11/2020 | 0 Comments
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What do you get when C-suite leaders from top education companies convene for a day to examine current trends and plot a path for the industry’s future? Spirited discussion, thoughtful consideration of the evolving education environment, and synergy and connections that have the potential to transform both their companies and the future of learning. That’s […]

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Why Schools Are Important Advocates for Effective Data Privacy Practices

By Guest Contributor | 03/05/2020 | 0 Comments

By Divya Sridhar, Ph.D. Background Educators have more opportunities than ever before to harness the power of digital technologies and use the data resulting from those technologies to improve their students’ educational outcomes. For example, educators can use student data to do the following: Organize and grade homework assignments; Support group projects; Monitor attendance; and […]

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2019 Top Content for Teachers

By Kristina James | 02/20/2020 | 0 Comments

With more than 60 million page views in 2019 and 600,000 new followers across Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram channels, WeAreTeachers  is the online destination for teachers and school leaders. Educators come to WeAreTeachers every day looking for practical classroom ideas, freebies and giveaways, and teacher-to-teacher advice and humor. Our team of strategists have become […]

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Some of the Savviest Instagram Influencers Are Classroom Teachers

By Guest Contributor | 02/20/2020 | 0 Comments

Thanks to The Marketing Scope for publishing us in this great article. Check out this excerpt from our very own Donnine Souhrada below. When it comes to Instagram influencers, you’re likely picturing young celebrities promoting the latest hot trend. But there’s another group that’s spending time exerting influence over young people on social media: teachers. […]

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3 Verticals That Rock School Fundraising

By Guest Contributor | 02/20/2020 | 0 Comments
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Thanks to Mogul for publishing us in this great article. Here’s a sneak peak of the article written by our very own Linda Ingersoll. There are few certainties in life: death, taxes, and school fundraisers. If you have a student in your life, you’ve likely been shaken down by a 4-foot-tall, pig-tailed sales rep asking […]

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6 Smart Strategies for Education Companies in Digital Marketing

By Guest Contributor | 02/20/2020 | 0 Comments
6 Smart Strategies for Education Companies in Digital Marketing

Thanks to EdWeek for mentioning us in this great article. Here’s a sneak peek: Digital marketing strategies are evolving in new ways to help education companies target their efforts more effectively, boost their brands, and connect with educators. Companies are using new tactics to thrive on social media. They’re modifying the way they work with […]

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10 Ways to Crush Your Education Marketing Conferences this Year

By Kristina James | 01/17/2020 | 0 Comments
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It’s our favorite time of year (well, one of them), when you can go to one location and meet all your prospects and customers, show them what’s new, and collaborate on what’s next. The 2020 conference season kicked off this week with the Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC) in sunny Miami, FL. The thing […]

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3 Ways to Engage Educators to Boost Your Brand Image

By Marta Oddone | 01/16/2020 | 0 Comments

Thank you to The Marketing Scope for sharing our guest contributed article.  Educators are a band of wise warriors quietly cultivating the minds that will form our future — they’re some of the most valuable people in society. But how often do you think of them as an investable audience when it comes to building […]

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The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) Takes Effect Bringing Sweeping Changes in Compliance

By Guest Contributor | 01/07/2020 | 0 Comments

By Anne Goto, Data Products Manager, MDR Not long ago we communicated that the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) of 2018 was signed, with an effective date of January 1, 2020, on the horizon. Well, the time has come! CCPA took effect on January 1, bringing changes that affect both consumers and businesses, including education […]

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Supporting Equitable Classrooms

By Guest Contributor | 12/17/2019 | 0 Comments

By Guest Contributor – Lanette Trowery, PhD, Senior Director of Learning Research and Strategy, McGraw-Hill In my work as a teacher educator and classroom coach, one of my greatest joys was seeing teachers grow their classrooms into true learning communities. It’s never easy or seamless work; the time and support needed to create a classroom […]

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Learning from School District Leaders

By Guest Contributor | 12/10/2019 | 0 Comments
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By Britten Follett, Executive Vice President, Follett School Solutions Recently, Follett School Solutions hosted fourteen school district superintendents from across the country to discuss hot topics in education, while giving us valuable feedback on our products and services. The high-energy conversations revealed each educator’s passion as we covered topics ranging from equity and diversity to […]

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Educator Hot Topics!

By Jodi Murphy | 12/06/2019 | 0 Comments
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What are the hot topics for educators right now?  Check out what school officials, teachers, principals, and all types of educators are most interested in from our educator communities most recently.  This is where we share with you the topics that get the most buzz with educators! Are you interested in sponsoring an article like […]

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Content is Key to Building a Community of Educators

By Kimberley Moran | 12/05/2019 | 0 Comments
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We all know how important social media has become. It is a part of daily life. It sells products and lifestyles. It shapes public opinion. Those savvy folks who are crushing it on social media have become the new type of celebrity – influencers. Social media is in a word, a star-maker. That’s all well […]

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Hey Boomer! Want Gen Z Customers? Be Like Gen Z.

By Marta Oddone | 12/03/2019 | 0 Comments

Thank you to Marketing Insider Group for referencing us in this great article. If you’ve read the news lately, you’ve come across Greta Thunberg’s name. Since skipping school to protest at Sweden’s parliament building in 2018, the 16-year-old Swedish climate activist represents the teen-led climate strike movement.Thanks to Thunberg and the millions she’s inspired, it’s become clear […]

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4 Ways in Which Teacher Professional Development Is Critical to Student Success

By Guest Contributor | 12/03/2019 | 0 Comments

By Jacob Bruno, Vice President, Professional Learning, NWEA A highly effective educator in every classroom is the most powerful lever to actualize growth and achievement for all students.  High quality professional learning for our teachers and leaders is the best way to build the kind of individual and collective educator efficacy to make this happen. […]

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Cyber, Blockchain, A.I.: Jobs of the Future Hitting Classrooms Today

By Guest Contributor | 11/13/2019 | 0 Comments

By Gina Faulk – General Manager, EdGate Correlation Services Have you heard this one? AI will silently take over a lot of industries until it gets to carpentry…Then suddenly everyone will start coming out of the wood work. Bad joke aside, we’re all reading the headlines: there will be a projected 58 million new artificial intelligence […]

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Educator Hot Topics!

By Jodi Murphy | 11/08/2019 | 0 Comments
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What are the hot topics for educators right now?  Check out what school officials, teachers, principals, and all types of educators are most interested in from our educator communities most recently.  This is where we share with you the topics that get the most buzz with educators! Are you interested in sponsoring an article like […]

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The Advantages of Email Marketing are Only as Good as the Marketing Itself

By Kristina James | 11/06/2019 | 0 Comments

Is there a problem with email? Many would say yes, but I’d challenge that. Having spoken recently with a few executive level marketers, I learned that, like me, they still rely heavily on email in their marketing mix. However, also like me, they are hearing a lot of buzz about email not being reliable as […]

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Are You Ghosting Your Customers?

By Jodi Murphy | 10/31/2019 | 0 Comments
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That’s scary – and here are four reasons why! With Halloween upon us…made me think about a haunting dirty trick. I’m talking about being ghosted. It’s the worst. You think you’ve made a connection with someone, and then they stop responding to your calls, emails, texts, whatever. Whoosh—they’ve vanished. It’s the ultimate insult. You weren’t […]

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Beyond Back-to-School Spending: Teachers Are Brand Loyal

By Kristina James | 10/25/2019 | 0 Comments

School spending is big business. Teachers spend an estimated $1.75 billion per year on school supplies from classroom budgets and out-of-pocket expenditures. And marketers know teachers—and parents—spend a lot of their own money on school-related products and services. In a previous post, I talked about the trend of teacher out-of-pocket spending on school supplies for […]

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Mobile Education Tug of War

By Guest Contributor | 10/22/2019 | 0 Comments
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By Erin Werra – Writer & Researcher at Skyward and Advancing K12. Technology has evolved the modern workplaces from an office cube farm to maximum flexibility. A similar trend is emerging for K12 schools with the advent of 1:1 technology programs, flipped classrooms, and more widespread connectivity. But is blurring the boundaries of classroom learning […]

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Beyond Back-to-School Spending: Teachers Spend All Year Long

By Kristina James | 10/18/2019 | 1 Comment

There’s a reason the hashtag #clearthelist—which asks people to buy items on teachers’ Amazon wish lists—took off this back-to-school season. Teachers are spending more and more of their own money on school supplies and materials for their classrooms. And many schools continue to push the AmazonSmile program which gives back to schools when friends and […]

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Educator Hot Topics!

By Jodi Murphy | 10/11/2019 | 0 Comments
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What are the hot topics for educators right now?  Check out what school officials, teachers, principals, and all types of educators are most interested in from our educator communities most recently.  This is where we share with you the topics that get the most buzz with educators! Are you interested in sponsoring an article like […]

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5 Ways to Get More for Your Brand By Sponsoring a Blog Post

By Guest Contributor | 10/11/2019 | 0 Comments
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By Kimberley Moran – Senior Digital Editor at WeAreTeachers and School Leaders Now It doesn’t take long in any culture to realize the truth in the old saying, you are known by the company you keep. Look around and you’ll find people aligning themselves with brands everywhere from makeup to food to educational products. It […]

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Don’t Be Hating on Email Marketing

By Kristina James | 10/11/2019 | 0 Comments
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I went shopping before work again. No, not in a store. Online. And it’s all because I feel compelled to look at my email when I first wake up. There was a sale, there were these boots… and the next thing I know I’m $100 poorer (but infinitely more stylish) before 8 a.m. That’s the […]

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