Transform your school into a community

Strengthen teacher-student connections to uplift and integrate student voice for thriving classrooms.

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Why Along?

We believe that authentic teacher-student connections have a positive impact on students’ academic growth, well-being, and social development.

Along helps to quickly build and maintain the strong ties needed so that students feel comfortable sharing their classroom experience.

Teachers choose from a collection of pre-vetted questions (or write their own) to better understand their students and meet the needs of the classroom.

How Along works

Build connections with students to find out how they’re experiencing key aspects of learning—and how to use their input to inform classroom practice.


Connect with your students by asking them research-informed questions to find out how they think and feel.


Insights and tips to help teachers reflect upon student input.


Help your students feel seen and heard by closing the loop and integrating their input into instruction.

What people are saying

Teacher-student connections open doors to support academic effort and learning in the classroom. We knew that we had to find some way to offer a different kind of connection for our students and teachers, and Along filled that void for us.”

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Executive Director of Equity and Engagement, Rochester Public Schools

In order for deep learning to occur, there has to be relationships with students. When teachers know what makes their students tick and what they are passionate about, they can better help them and make their students feel connected to the classroom. Along is a tool that starts conversations and relationship building in a systematic way.”

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Pasadena Independent School District’s associate superintendent for campus development

I made it a priority to put relationships first. Content will come. We've got to embed time in our school day to allow for social emotional learning, to allow for relationship building. With the Along tool, they are maturing. They are learning how to talk to each other. They’re learning how to talk and interact with adults in a positive way.”

Tanis Griffin

principal at Thompson Intermediate School

Grounded in research and practical experience

Along partners with researchers, experts in the field, teachers, and students to develop questions and resources designed to build strong relationships, solicit meaningful student input, and boost instructional practice.

Data privacy commitment

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