Teachers often act as positive role models in a student’s life. While you work hard to teach and help students learn every day, it’s not always easy.
Many suggested ways to improve school culture require resources, like time and money, which your district may not have. But, improving your school culture doesn’t have to take hours of time and an unlimited money supply. Here are four simple steps to improve your culture that you can take right now:
Our new video lessons will fit into your arsenal of teaching tools. They follow the guidelines of Universal Design for Learning (UDL), support multiple learning modalities, and reflect best instructional practices. There are 72 new math and ELA video lessons attached to topics across grades 3, 4, and 5 in our Common Core content, as well as in our content built specifically for Texas, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, and California and many other states. Each lesson includes two videos: one that focuses on instruction and one that provides guided practice. The videos themselves are also available in the Teacher Toolkit for all users, regardless of the state you teach in.
As an experienced educator, you may know that adult learners are completely different from younger students. While younger students accept whatever teaching style is thrown their way, it can be more difficult to engage an adult learner. View these learners as consumers—they are typically in your class voluntarily, and they want to make sure that they get the most out of learning for their time and money. How can you keep this unique and diverse group of learners engaged?
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.