How Long Do You Spend Taking the Register?
When I was at school, we used to line up outside the classroom at 8.45am and wait for our teacher to let us in.
We’d then spend some time taking our seats and chatting, before our teacher would quieten us down to take the register. By the time that was done, it would be gone 9am and break time would already be less than an hour away.
It all seemed very normal to me, as I’m sure it would to many others. But when I started working for Studybugs, I realised just how much time it wasted every single day. How unnecessarily long the whole registration process used to be. Because I found out there’s a better way.
Get Kids to Register Themselves as They Enter the Classroom
You see, Studybugs has developed a very smart supervised self-registration service for schools. With Studybugs Registers, kids simply arrive, pop their coat on their peg, put their book bag away and tap the screen to mark themselves present.
What my teachers struggled to do in 15 minutes, schools can now do in under 4. With kids self-registering under supervision as they come in, you save all the time that was previously wasted waiting for kids to sit down, getting them settled, and calling out,
- “Here, sir.”
- “Jasmine… Jasmine? Has someone seen Jasmine today?”
No, sir. Jasmine isn’t in today. And in a Studybugs school, we’d know that already, because Jasmine’s parents would already have reported her absence using the Studybugs app.
But anyway, where was I going with this? Ah yes, saving time…
Gain 23 Minutes of Teaching Time Every Day
Imagine how quickly you could start the day if you didn’t have to take the register manually after the kids have come in. Imagine being able to start your day as soon as they’ve walked through the door. Oh, and if your pupils make lunch choices every morning, they can do that on the way into the classroom too.
When we first introduced Registers, we sat in and timed actual registration sessions in schools to see how effective it was. We found that, on average, teachers gained 23 minutes of teaching time every day. That’s an extra three weeks every year.
See How Much Time You Could Save When Taking Registers
But that’s enough from me. Try out our calculator to see for yourself how much time you could save by using Studybugs Registers.
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— Lucas Abbott