Why you need to get schools to focus on habits

Building good habits at home is crucial – but your kids also spend a HUGE amount of time at school.

That’s why we’ve often been asked if there is a version of Habyts to handle screen time, tasks and rewards for schools.

Well, now the answer is YES!

Welcome to School Habyts

Following the same ethos as Habyts in the home, School Habyts aims to transform student habits & performance by taming the tech and turning up the motivation – both at school and at home.

  • Teachers can easily restrict or allow student screen usage and content, focus class attention and consistently reinforce positive behavior — with a click.
  • Students develop personal accountability by checking off their own tasks and earning points which they can spend on privileges — for fun and motivation.
  • Parents can view their child’s progress, work collaboratively with teachers and even use similar Habyts tools for home — to reinforce the same critical skills outside of school.

Here’s the best news!  Right now, it won’t cost your school anything to use Habyts for up to 100 students in the district.  Find out more here and tell your teachers how Habyts can help.

Tame the Tech

We have been repeatedly told that teachers are tired of disrupted lessons, discipline violations, and distracted students – all because they don’t have the tools to control student screens. 

While digital access creates fresh learning opportunities, it also opens up a world of new classroom management issues. Even with teachers nearby, students are now experts in switching tabs and exiting screens. 

That’s why Habyts makes it easy for teachers to:

  • stay on top of digital access across school-based and BYOD devices, 
  • instantly restrict or allow apps and websites to focus attention, 
  • efficiently control device usage by class, sub-groups or individuals,
  • support your school or district safeguarding policies.  

This means less stress for teachers and more time for learning.

Habyts also improves that critical school connection to home. Parents will have a 24-hour view of their child’s screen time and the ability to set (and enforce) consistent screen time boundaries at home. Then during school hours, the school settings of Habyts take over.  

Turn Up the Motivation

Teachers are also tired of unfinished schoolwork, unruly behavior and unmotivated students – as they compete for class attention with Snapchat, YouTube and TikTok. 

That’s why we built School Habyts to gamify school tasks, reinforce positive behavior “turn up the motivation” with our automated tasks, rewards and points-for-privileges system.

Here’s how Habyts helps transform student habits, motivation & performance.

  • Teachers can easily restrict or allow student screen usage and content, focus class attention and consistently reinforce positive behavior — with a click.
  • Students develop personal accountability by checking off their own tasks and earning points which they can spend on privileges — for fun and motivation.
  • Parents can view their child’s progress, work collaboratively with teachers and even use similar Habyts tools for home — to reinforce the same critical skills outside of school.

Find out more here and share it with the teachers you know.

Bridge the Gap between Home and School

It’s no secret that a child’s education can be greatly enhanced when there is a strong relationship between the teacher and parents or caregivers. In fact, a growing body of research has shown that when teachers and parents work together as partners, children tend to earn higher grades, attend school more regularly, and stay in school longer.

Habyts can help bridge this teacher/parent (and student) gap. Using Habyts at school is just the beginning to make screen time, tasks and rewards management easier for teachers. We’ll then work with schools to give parents 24/7 visibility of screen time, tasks and rewards as well as the tools at home to reinforce good screen time habits, positive behaviors, and educational outcomes.

If you are an educator, click here to learn more.

If you are a parent, share this link with the teachers you know, especially at your child’s school.

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