As the new school year approaches, there are many educators who are dealing with more than just preparing for a new classroom. Some teachers are completely new to the school or grade level where they will be teaching. And while these new experiences are exciting, they can also be daunting.
Getting buy-in from your principals is not always easy. So who better to give advice on how to get buy in than a principal?
Measuring the success of a school year means something different to everyone. But the universal mark of success is improvement.
The only way your school will know if your students and teachers have improved from the year before is if they compare themselves against the previous year’s data.
We created a flow chart to assist in making these informed decisions and comparisons throughout the school year.
We recently discussed how teachers can narrow the digital divide in their classrooms, and provided solutions for teachers with students that do not have equal access to technology.
One of the final solutions mentioned is to “advocate for better tools.” And while it is important for teachers to advocate on their students’ behalf for better resources and technology in the classroom, it is just as important to know what to ask for and when.
Technology needs to be used effectively to improve student achievement. EdSurge recently published an article pointing out how essential it is for edtech to not only be used for basic skills (drill-and-practice activities) to these underserved technology students, but also used in much more meaningful ways, as it is for more privileged students, to not only enhance student achievement, but engagement, motivation, and self-esteem.
Today’s post is contributed by Linda Hatton, Chalkable Professional Learning Services SpecialistVeteran educators remember the Three Rs of Education all too well: Reading, ‘Riting, and ‘Rithmetic. No matter what their content area was or is, those three subjects blended into their instruction automatically. Nobody told them what to do or why it was necessary. It was obvious and simple because: