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School Day Makes Their Platform FREE for Teachers

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We made our Teacher Subscription FREE and here's why Looking at the data collected with School Day we can see a clear drop globally - between just prior to the pandemic and the end of the 2021 school year - in how happy students are feeling. A concerning trend in students' social-emotional wellbeing is in their relation to others and to the sense o...
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Happy National Substitute Appreciation Week Educators!

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There are around 270 000 substitute teachers in the US. The art of being a substitute teacher is a delicate one. Jumping into new classroom situations, building trust and confidence from scratch. Taking over from someone else's curriculum and plans within just a short warning. Continuously adjusting to different dynamics both in the classroom and a...
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Visma Acquires the School Day Dashboard Service for the Visualization of Student Administration Data and Strengthening Knowledge Management

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Visma Enterprise Oy strengthens the cloud-based competence of student administration by acquiring the Dashboard service developed by School Day Helsinki Oy. The service visualizes the reports of educational institutions and provides reliable, up-to-date information for supporting management. Visma Enterprise is the market leader in electronic stude...
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Happy Women’s Equality Day Educators! This Is How You Can Improve Equality in Your Classroom

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Today, we celebrate the 19th Amendment to the Constitution that granted women the right to vote exactly 101 years ago on August 26th, 1920. Before that, suffragettes had fought for political equality for decades, dating to at least the Seneca Falls Convention in 1848. As the battle to vote shows, the road to equality is often long an...
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Finnish Experience Flagship School Launches in Malaysia

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UCSI International School (UIS) Kuala Lumpur has signed an MoA with Finnish Education Solutions (FEDS) to be inducted as the first Finnish Experience Flagship School in Malaysia. Read the full press release here. Through this holistic partnership, UIS KL will be introducing four new tech-based learning modules by Finnish education companies Eduten ...
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New SEL Resources and Strategies to Kick-start the School Year!

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Ready, Set, Back to School! The new school year is gradually starting, and we are excited to be sharing it with you! That being said, we know you have a busy year ahead, going from remote learning back to the classroom. Students and faculty alike will be faced with various thoughts, feelings, and emotional hurdles, and social-emotional skills will ...
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Happy Pride Month from School Day!

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In June, we stop to thank and support the LHBTIQ+ community and individuals who for decades have strived for justice and continue to do so. Everyone has the right to proudly be themselves, free of anybody else's prejudice. This is a core message at schools, too. Every student deserves to feel that they belong and be appreciated for who th...
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We Are Hyped About Our Upcoming Fall Release - Here's What They Are!

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Did you hear what you can do with our service this Fall? Here's a sneak peek into what new features we are developing for the coming school year! Create your own questions This Fall we are launching a new feature for teachers called MyQuestions. It will let you compose your own questions and pick questions from a curated question library....
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School Day Named to The GSV Cup Elite 200 - Will Compete for $1 Million in Prizes in World’s Largest Pitch Competition for EdTech Startups 

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Helsinki, Finland (May 12, 2021) -- School Day has been selected as a semifinalist among 200 leading pre-seed and seed education technology startups competing to win the GSV Cup, with a prize purse valued at $1 million. Semifinalists are recognized as top innovators in the EdTech sector, disrupting the way people teach and learn worldwide. School D...
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How does school culture influence teaching and learning?

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To be a truly amazing school leader, we need to focus on helping students achieve real growth and success. When students know school is a place that is safe and supportive, they do better. They meet curricular benchmarks faster and garner more substance from their learning outcomes. The key to unleashing their potential lies in creating a positive,...
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Remote Learning and the Importance of Students´ Wellbeing

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The world of education is changing fast and this is especially true this year with the rise of hybrid learning. We've seen educators and administrators across the world adapting quickly to build new methods of teaching and lesson planning that fit into the logistics of a remote learning environment. As teachers, we know that the hours students spen...
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Vantaa schools will adopt School Day in the spring of 2021

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School Day and the City of Vantaa are piloting School Day with third and seventh graders in Aurinkokivi, Kytöpuisto, and Koivukylä schools, as well as in Jokiniemi school's instruction for the disabled. Starting from fall 2021, School Day will be used in 40 schools by all the city's 5,000 third and seventh graders. The students will be an...
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Our August Release is Out!

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Summertime is nearing its end here in Finland, and for the last couple of months, we have been working with some great new features! Some have been rolled out already during the summer. Some are just fresh out of the dev team oven. I'll give you some insights into the latest changes in this post. Check out all the schools in your district When you ...
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School Day In Microsoft Teams!

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Our team is proud and excited to announce our integration with Microsoft Teams, the leading online collaboration platform. Students can now take our wellbeing questions using School Day Teams App.  Wellbeing and SEL in Collaborative Classrooms and Remote Learning Together with Microsoft Teams we want to&...
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The Year of the Teacher

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With one of the undoubtedly toughest years within education behind us, schools are in dire need of Social-Emotional Learning solutions that can help them rebuild the wellbeing of their students and create a sense of inclusiveness and security. Solutions that work both in the classroom and remotely. For us at School Day, this year is about supportin...
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School Day Partners with PowerSchool to Support Student Wellbeing

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School Day is teaming up with PowerSchool, a leading provider of K-12 education application technology supporting over 45 million students in over 70 countries. PowerSchool helps schools and districts efficiently manage instruction, learning, grading, attendance, assessment, analytics, state reporting, special education, student regi...
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School Day Is a Holistic Support System for Schools

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Forbes magazine listed Marc Brackett's book Permission to Feel as one of the must-reads of 2019. In his book, Brackett lists four essential features for effective SEL (social and emotional learning) strategies. As School Day also includes SEL, we can't resist comparing our service to Brackett's list. "The best SEL approaches are systematic, no...
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Student Wellbeing and Academic Achievement

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School performance and student wellbeing have been widely studied in education and psychology, but most often separately or individually in connection to other factors in learning. Little is known about their reciprocal effect. School Day focuses on the effect of wellbeing on learning. We give voice to students so that their wellbeing status b...
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Positive Development in Student Wellbeing

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It is a pleasure to write about student wellbeing when there is something positive to report, and now there is! The wellbeing of middle school students has improved in many ways during the last ten years. This was discovered in a longitudinal study (Konu & Lintonen 2019) in which middle school students were asked questions about four areas of t...
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School Day Is the First Finnish Company at SXSW Edu!

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The South by Southwest (SXSW) Education Conference & Festival is an annual event that celebrates groundbreaking work in education. It fosters innovation in learning through competitions, which serve as a vehicle to showcase fresh ideas and solutions and ultimately connect these ideas to the community for impact. School Day has been shortlisted ...
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