NEW ORLEANS — Oct. 26, 2015 — The Kickboard school-wide behavior management system has received top honors in the Classroom Management category of the first-ever Readers’ Choice Awards from THE Journal. A leading information resource for administrative, technical, and academic technology leaders in K-12 education, THE Journal’s publications aim to improve and advance the learning process through the use of technology.
“Education decision makers are inundated with technology that is intended to help them teach, manage, record, compute, and present, among other things. They simply don’t have the time to figure out which ones will be best for their students,” said David Nagel, editorial director at THE Journal. “We created the THE Journal Readers’ Choice Awards to help educators share their experiences with their peers to help direct them to solutions they have vetted and found to be exemplary. We thank the hundreds of education professionals who shared their thoughts with us, and we congratulate all the winners.”
The philosophy behind Kickboard is that a positive culture has a measurable impact on schools. When students feel safe and happy — physically and emotionally — they engage in school, which leads to higher attendance and achievement. The Kickboard system provides teachers and school leaders with multiple levels of support to help students stay more engaged and act positively. With Kickboard’s tools such as one-click behavior tracking, built-in reward mechanisms, and clear, visually appealing dashboards and reports, teachers can streamline and reduce administrative tasks, while building positive relationships with their students.
“School culture can have a profound impact on student learning, and yet this data set is all too often overlooked by education leaders. The Kickboard system seamlessly connects this information with a school’s student information system, so teachers, principals and district administrators get the data they need to make everyday count,” said Jennifer Medbery, founder and CEO of Kickboard. “We are honored to know that so many educators not only agree with this approach, but are willing to share it with their colleagues so they can move the needle on student achievement in the right direction.”
For a full listing of the 2015 THE Journal Readers’ Choice Awards winners go to: https://thejournal.com/Articles/2015/09/29/THE-Journal-2015-Readers-Choice-Awards.aspx?Page=4