At Edmentum, we’ve recently started offering educators the option to pilot our programs as part of our commitment to be a true partner. Basically, pilots offer schools and districts the chance to fully implement our Courseware, Study Island, or Exact Path online programs for up to an entire school year at no charge outside of the cost of training sessions.
Study Island's Test Builder feature is an excellent tool to reduce the amount of time and work associated with creating and administering high-quality common assessments. Using Study Island, teacher teams can take a task that once required several hours and many different resources and complete it much more quickly and easily.
Decades before educators were familiar with the term “social and emotional learning (SEL),” Fred Rogers was teaching them (or in some cases, their parents) SEL lessons that would turn out to be timeless. The world has become faster-paced and more complicated, which means that today’s students are in dire need of the caring, understanding, and inclusiveness found in Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.
Every teacher has those days that just don’t go as planned. But, it’s important to remember why you got involved in teaching in the first place and remind yourself of what inspires you to come back to the classroom every day. We recently asked educators on our Facebook page to share their “why” with us. What draws them to the classroom, even after a difficult day? Check out a few of their responses.
Midterm elections are right around the corner, and many first-time voters will be heading to the polls. There is no doubt this year’s elections are important to the nation, and that young voters will have a major impact on the outcome, but is the first-time voter ready for the job? Read all about this and more in this week’s EdNews Round Up!