Using strategies such as discussion, songs, connections, and illustrations can improve comprehension and learning. Applying and reflecting afterwards can help guide future progress.
Data collected and analyzed provide direction for goals and instructional decision-making. Educators who systematically and authentically use a four-step improvement cycle that includes data collection, analysis, planning, and implementation are able to make informed adjustments for each student.
Merz, S. (2019, July 31). Teaching Secrets: Get to Know Students Through Seating Challenges. Retrieved August 2, 2019.
Using strategies such as seating chart activities can give you a feel for how your students personalities will interact. Give different activities daily involving different techniques to see who does
Tracey Smith, principal at Brookwood Elementary in Georgia outlines four ways she gets her teachers excited to start the new school year. One strategy includes a “Cart of Awesomeness,” a
Mansfield, B. (2019, June 08). Irregular Bedtime leads to worse behavior & slower development! Retrieved July 1, 2019.
Constant routine & regular bedtimes for kids and adults is extremely important. Going to bed at 8:00 one night and 10:00 the next night is a mistake, according to the
Schools Reckon With Social Stress: ‘I’m On My Phone So Much’. (2019, June 7). Retrieved July 1, 2019.
High school biology teacher Kelly Chavis knew smartphones were a distraction in her class. But not even her students realized the psychological toll of their devices until an in-class experiment
Fensterwald, J. (2019, June 05). There’s value but also limitations to students’ grading their own interpersonal skills, study finds. Retrieved July 1, 2019.
Students’ assessments of their own interpersonal skills, such as self-control, are not reliable enough to be part of accountability systems, according to a study by nonprofit Policy Analysis for California
Klein, A. (2019, May 21). Tech Advances, Automation Fueling Employers’ Demand for ‘Soft Skills’. Retrieved May 29, 2019.
Attention to detail. Oral and written communication. Problem Solving. Resilience. Empathy. Integrity. Skills like these are often known as “soft skills”—in contrast to things that sound more academically grounded, like
Belkin, D. (2019, May 16). SAT to Give Students ‘Adversity Score’ to Capture Social and Economic Background. Retrieved May 20, 2019.
The College Board will roll out a new initiative that applies an adversity score to SAT exam results, starting this fall, following a successful beta test with 50 institutions. The
Sackstein, S. (2019, May 14). End of Year Meetings, an Opportunity to Reflect and Promote Growth. Retrieved May 20, 2019.
Making time to have important conversations is essential, and since we give time to things we value, setting that valuable commodity aside to meet with teachers should be a part
Peroff, L. (2019, April 23). Failure Is a Part of Teaching. Here’s How to Grow From It. Retrieved May 13, 2019.
This article teaches you how to find success in your failures as an educator.