Last month, Jerry, a Quest Academy teacher at Stafford High in Stafford, Texas, was chosen as one of Edmentum’s 2018 Inspiring Educators, as part of our Educator of the Year Award, in recognition of her exemplary implementation of technology and innovative strategies to keep students engaged in the classroom. We had the opportunity to chat with her about her career in education, her dedication to her students, and her thoughts on what being named an Inspiring Educator means to her.
Understandably, the prospect of your child having to physically attend school over the summer may sound undesirable to both your child and you. With that in mind, we’ve compiled a list of flexible online options for students of all ages and that bring the opportunity of learning straight to your home. Check out what’s available for your child this summer:
As an educator, you’re probably aware that it’s not always easy to make science fun. Scientists like Bill Nye, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and even the band OK Go have been able to find a balance between science, fun, and entertainment – but where are the ladies at? That’s where comedic scientist Sophia Shrand comes in.
Thousands of migrant children who have been separated from their families and are in federal custody are entitled to certain education services while they remain there. Take a look at the official education requirements for children being detained, the qualifications for those being hired to provide these children with classroom instruction, and more in this week’s EdNews Round Up.
The beginning of Edmentum incoming sales calls can sound a bit transactional in nature: “I want to get a renewal quote for our subscription…” “I heard about your program and wanted to get a quote for my campus…” “We’re using a trial of your program right now, and I was wondering what the price for my classroom would be…”
Filling slots in the teaching world is a necessary task for a school leader. Colleagues retire, move away, or unfortunately, leave the profession. As we all know, teaching is a very unique profession, and it’s important to find the intangibles within candidates that can signify success. Here are some things to look for as you’re interviewing this summer.
Agnes “Granny” Zhelesnik wasn’t your typical 102-year-old. Every morning, she would get up and head to the Sundance School in New Jersey to teach cooking and sewing lessons to elementary students. You wouldn’t believe how busy Agnes kept herself – between teaching classes and making costumes for the school play, she led a busy and fulfilling life.
Just last month, Kristen Espina, a 6th and 7th grade math teacher at Moundsville Middle School, was named Edmentum’s Educator of the Year for 2018. She was recognized for her creative and effective use of technology in her classroom to encourage her students to strive for success but also for her dedication to helping them learn. Recently, we had the chance to chat with Kristen about how she keeps her students motivated, what she does to be the best teacher she can be, and what matters most to her as a teacher when it comes to her students. But first, we were curious, what made her want to become an educator?
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