Great mentors can be the key to setting yourself up for success in any career. Being a mentor can be a great way to pass down the wisdom, tips, and tricks you’ve learned over the course of your career. Many veteran teachers often volunteer (or are urged to) mentor an incoming teacher. While being a mentor can be a lot of work, mentoring new teachers is critical to the success of the school year (and their teaching career as a whole).
In today’s classrooms, teachers and students are using a myriad of online programs on a daily basis. Of course, we believe in the power of technology, but we also recognize that working across so many different programs poses some logistical challenges. Through our new partnership with ClassLink, we’re happy to provide educators with another option to streamline classroom and technology management.
To help you incorporate summer learning into your summertime activities, we compiled a list of different activities to have fun and encourage learning over the summer. You can access some of those activities through this free downloadable bingo sheet, or check out our list of 20 things your child can do this summer to keep learning!
As we roll through the summer, it’s time to start thinking about how students can be best positioned for success when that first school bell rings. Some grade transitions are more difficult than others, like going from elementary to middle school, but the students who have mastered the following intangible skills will handle any transition more smoothly than their peers.
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:
The President of the United States recently nominated a federal appeals court judge in Washington, Brett Kavanaugh, for the open position in the U.S. Supreme Court. Many wonder: What kind of impact could this nominee have on national education? Read about Kavanaugh’s background and key rulings, and more in this week’s EdNews Round Up!
I have been on many sides of the educational world for my entire career. I first began working as a 5th grade teacher and later as an adult and higher education instructor, teaching a variety of professional development skills. When edtech was still relatively new in the market, I worked in a position where I had the ability to travel and educate teachers about how to integrate technology in their classrooms. I loved being able to see the early impact of edtech in classrooms and wanted to continue to bring that experience to others.
Many districts are struggling to provide their teachers with necessary funds for enriching classroom experiences. How can you balance your creativity in the classroom with budget constraints from your school? Educational grants are here to fill this gap. Take a look at the top five grants you should consider applying for in the upcoming school year.
When you do head back to school and log in to Study Island, you will notice a few changes. As a lot of you know, last summer, we released a number of features that positively impacted the experience of students using Study Island. This summer, we focused on you, the teacher, and ways that we could improve your experience using Study Island with your students.