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Rewards systems: running a shop

Students work exceptionally hard, they hand in their homework on time, they’re well-mannered, timely to class, and in turn (in most cases) receive recognition whether that’s through acknowledgement by a statement of praise or through a system of rewarding like points or stars added to a chart...

Staff profile picture Kelsey de Beer June 25th  -  4 minute read
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Lockdown: Around the world

Coronavirus has had an unprecedented effect on our educational system here in the UK, from people calling out for online resources to systems relying on parents to tutor their children. At epraise we don’t just work with schools in the UK, which got us wondering what schools in other parts of the world are doing...

Staff profile picture Robin HanselaarJune 18th  -  5 minute read
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Lockdown: An edtech perspective

It's now two months since the UK's Covid-19 'lockdown' began and although the end is nowhere in sight and we're not expecting schools to fully open any time soon, we thought it would be interesting to look back at how these circumstances have affected epraise and what actions we've taken to respond...

Staff profile picture Ben DunfordMay 28th  -  5 minute read
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The impact of praise and recognition

With the need for more positive reinforcement while children adapt to a new remote learning routine, we explored the key educational studies to understand the impact that recognising achievements has on young learners, including the ‘do’s and dont’s’ of praise for schools to be aware of...

Staff profile picture Team epraise May 12  -  4 minute read
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The rise of parental engagement

When I first started teaching, parental engagement consisted of yearly reports, yearly parents’ evenings and a phone call home to the same few parents every other week. Parents had no access to live student data and had no way to communicate directly with teachers other than picking up the phone...

Staff profile picture Ben DunfordApr 20  -  3 minute read
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Covid-19 and school closures

School closure under any circumstances can be an extremely stressful process. We at epraise would like to help where possible to keep school communities connected during this time. Therefore, we’ve put together some information to help in the event that your school faces closure due to COVID-19...

Staff profile picture Ben DunfordApr 20  -  3 minute read