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Preventing and Understanding Suicide in the Tech Industry

Dan Russ September 10, 2016

It's no secret that Silicon Valley and the tech startup scene in general have a large -- and growing -- problem with suicide and mental illness. In the last few years, a great deal of attention has been given to the suicides and mental illnesses of prominent figures, mostly at the executive and founder levels of companies.

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Helping a Friend in Need: What I learned from 4 Suicides

GoGuardian September 10, 2016

Editor's Note: The following post was written by a team member here at GoGuardian. They were incredibly generous with sharing their story, their struggle, and the lessons they learned, but have asked to share their story anonymously.

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GoGuardian now offers professional training for GoGuardian Teacher!

Dan Russ September 02, 2016

Earlier this morning, we launched something brand new for GoGuardian: FREE Teacher Training! 
Requested by many of our teachers and admins, GoGuardian Teacher was designed, built, and directed by GoGuardian staff to teach both admins and teachers everything they need to know to be successful with GoGuardian. With quizzes written by a credentialed teacher, we're confident that Teacher Training will give you all of the tools you need for success, whether it's your very first day using GoGuardian Teacher ™ in the classroom, or just want to see what's new.
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Announcement Mode in GoGuardian Teacher Chat!

Dan Russ August 30, 2016

Earlier this summer, we released Chat in GoGuardian Teacher, and have heard awesome things about it from our teacher community. Chat allows teachers to chat directly with students without needing to use email or interrupting the class, quietly send students help, encouragement, or resources, and keep distracted pupils on task -- without interrupting your class or drawing the unwanted attention of peers.

Do you know what would make Chat even more helpful to teachers? Announcement Mode would, that’s what!

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Teaching with Technology: What We Get and What We Can't Forget

Kevin Feramisco Kevin Feramisco August 26, 2016

I am no teaching expert. 

Now that we got that out of the way, let me tell you what I do know.

August 8, 2016 was the first day of my tenth year of teaching at the same school in the same district with most of the same teaching staff. My teaching style never really progressed or changed or innovated dramatically in all of these years. Oh sure, I’d do something different one year that didn’t work so well the previous, I’d rethink my classroom management from time to time, and I’d change the order of my units around to shake things up a bit. But nothing really drastic.

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