For some of your students, self-confidence in the classroom comes naturally. They tackle new materials head on and know how to get their points across. For your less-confident students, the day-to-day requirements of school can cause anxiety and frustration. They may question their abilities and struggle with the stress of balancing it all. As a teacher, you have the opportunity to positively influence your students and encourage them to feel proud of their abilities and accomplishments.
After the heavy rains from Florence finally let up, a new flood of challenges is revealed; classrooms and school buildings flooded, roadways cut off, school buildings without electricity. Superintendents in school districts touched by Florence are now confronting the grueling job of re-opening schools and caring for their communities’ students and faculty. Read all about this story and more in this week’s EdNews Round Up!
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Technology is becoming increasingly ubiquitous in schools and classrooms, but virtual courses still have some stigma attached. For some students, this translates to concerns about getting into the college of their choice. But, if the same thoughtful schedule planning and effort are put in as required for traditional classroom students, virtual students can actually be at an advantage. Here are six tips to share with your virtual high school students as they go through the college application process.
ACT® and SAT® Exams for All: Implications of Using College Entrance Exams for Federal Accountability
When college entrance exams are used as a measure for state and federal accountability, all students must take the tests, and the exams are provided at no cost to them. This removes both a financial and logistical hurdle from the process of applying to college, and it also can help identify college-ready students who wouldn't have opted into taking the test. An article from Chalkbeat, a nonprofit education news organization, cites a study that examined Michigan's ACT testing mandate, which uncovered that college attendance increased by nearly 2 percent after the mandate and by 1 percent for low-income students.
What does the adult and higher education landscape look like today? What kind of payoff can a prospective student hope to receive by returning to the classroom? Here are some of the latest research and numbers (compiled by World Education, eLearning Industry, and COABE) to help provide adult learners and educators with a snapshot.
Research has shown that when it comes to education, seat time equates to success. These results are causing many schools and districts to reevaluate their approaches to discipline, particularly any forms that remove the student from the classroom for an extended period of time. While there are certain behaviors that will always merit such a response, there are ways of instructing a child on appropriate school behaviors while minimizing disruption to the student’s educational programming.
Many U.S. states subscribe to an early-warning intervention model of some kind to help support the unique needs of students. Whether it’s called RTI, RTI2, MTSS, or something else altogether, there are core elements and best practices that run throughout each approach to intervention. Today, we’ll unpack five best practices for your intervention program (no matter which model you subscribe to), using Tennessee’s state-mandated RTI2 as our guide.
September is Attendance Awareness Month, and as schools gear up for the new school year, it’s a great time to double down on attendance policies to help build good habits for students from the very beginning. While many states are focusing on combatting chronic absenteeism as a part of their ESSA plans, it’s important for administrators to be armed with the resources necessary to create a plan of attack.
A successful intervention program can make a difference for struggling students and help them get back on track. With so much recent research on student intervention as well as trends that seem to pop up every minute, it can be hard to determine what truly makes an intervention program effective. While you’re working on improving your intervention program for the upcoming school year, be sure to keep these six tips in mind: